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Samsung launches Galaxy A8 handset

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Samsung Galaxy A8
This long-awaited mid-range handset has finally arrived, launching in China earlier today.

The Samsung Galaxy A8 has been in the rumor mill for quite a while and now the time has finally come for it to hit the launch market, namely China. According to SamMobile, this is "one of the most feature-packed mid-range smartphones" ever released by the South Korean tech giant. The handset features a large Super AMOLED display and a 64-bit octa-core processor as previously rumored, all inside a premium metal case.

These are the highlights of the Samsung Galaxy A8, all official specs now:

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC
  • Memory/Storage: 2 GB RAM; 16 GB internal storage and microSD support up to 128 GB
  • Display: 5.7-inch Super AMOLED multitouch with 1,920X1,080 pixels
  • Cameras: 5 MP front, 16 MP back
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth
  • Operating system: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
  • Battery: 3,050 mAh
  • Colors: white, black, gold

The handset comes with fingerprint sensor, is only 0.23 inches thick, and weighs 0.33 pounds. Details on international availability and pricing are not public yet, so stay tuned.

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-07-14 (Update: 2015-07-14)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.