Samsung is working hard to retain its status, with reports floating in the market that company is losing its market shares to other new mobile startups. The South Korean giant recently refreshed its Galaxy A series of handsets (A3, A5, and A7) for 2016. We were hoping the list we also include Galaxy A8, but that was not the case yet. Instead, the brand has launched the Samsung Galaxy A8 with the different processor in Japan.
The Galaxy A8 that was launched with Snapdragon 615 in some regions like China while some regions like India received Exynos 5430 Chipset. Unlike these two processors, the Japanese variant is powered by a slightly powerful Exynos 5433 processor, which can clock up to 1.9GHz. The device is available in three color variants; White, Gold and Black.
It is 0.1mm thicker than other two variants which measures at 6.0mm as well as the Japanese A8 weighs 153 grams, which is 2 grams heavier than its counterparts. Other than that, there is not much difference between earlier models. You get 2GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage and storage expansion slot that can house up to 128GB of memory.
Keeping the similar camera package, 16-megapixel on the backside and 5-meapixel on the front, they’re the same cameras that you see on the Samsung Galaxy S6, Note 5 and other high-end smartphones from the brand. That means you get premium camera sets on what considered being the affordable flagship from this firm.
Sporting a 5.7-inch full HD Super AMOLED display, this is as good as you could expect from this segment product. In terms of the connectivity options, it has some unique features like VoLTE and WiMax 2+ thrown for some good connectivity. Usual features include Cat 6 LTE support, dual-band Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.1v, GPS, and A-GPS. It is powered by a 3050mAh battery.