Kuala Lumpur, July 30, 2015 –Samsung Malaysia Electronics today announced the launch of its latest addition to the beautifully designed and equally powerful Galaxy A series, the Galaxy A8. The Galaxy A8 continues to deliver on Samsung’s promise of a well-crafted device which is both style and substance as embodied by Juliana Evans, Malaysia’s own Galaxy A8 celebrity ambassador. Featuring the slimmest full metal body, while providing powerful performance, the Galaxy A8 includes Samsung’s most advanced camera functionalities.
“The Galaxy A8 is a beautifully crafted device; stylish on the outside and substantiated by its incredible performance on the inside,” said Lee Jui Siang, Vice President, Mobile, IT & Digital Imaging, Samsung Malaysia Electronics. “It is a stunning sequel to the Galaxy A series translating into the slimmest Galaxy device yet.”
The Galaxy A8 represents well-crafted design with a sophisticated cut metal frame and the slimmest full metal body. The 5.7” Full HD Super AMOLED display and just 2.5 mm super narrow bezel provide a more immersive viewing experience and maximum screen space.
In addition to its slim, sophisticated design, the Galaxy A8 provides high resolution 5 MP front and 16 MP rear cameras both with a f1.9 aperture and HDR functionality. These advanced camera features enable the Galaxy A8 to take extremely clear and bright pictures, even in low light conditions.
The Galaxy A8 also offers a variety of convenient and innovative camera functions. With Quick Launch, Galaxy A8 users can just double click the home button to directly access and launch the camera. Also equipped with Smart Selfie functionalities, the Galaxy A8 in Wide Selfie Mode is perfect for capturing group selfies and in Rear Camera Selfie Mode* is able to utilise the Face Detecting Selfie Alarm to capture the perfect high resolution selfie.
The Galaxy A8 offers a variety of additional features that provide even more convenience to the user in their everyday lives. Although the Galaxy A8 is the slimmest Galaxy yet, it still provides a long lasting usage with high capacity 3,050 mAh battery.
In addition, the Galaxy A8 offers a range of other benefits to the user including theme service, fingerprint scanner and smart manager. With the theme service, users are able to personalise their device with a variety of design themes. The built-in fingerprint scanner introduces a fast and secure way for users to unlock their phone. The Galaxy A8 also comes equipped with Smart Manager app which allows users to easily check device functions such as battery and storage usage as well as RAM and anti-malware to optimise the device.
The Galaxy A8 will be available in Malaysia from 30th July 2015 onwards in Gold, White and Black colour options at the recommended retail price of RM1,888 (inclusive of 6% GST).
Galaxy A8 Product Specifications
|Network||LTE : 800 / 900/ 1,800 / 2,600 + 850 / 2,100
3G : 850 / 900 / 1,900 / 2,100
2G : 850 / 900 / 1,800 / 1900
|Processor||Quad Core 1.8 GHz + Quad Core 1.3 GHz|
|Display||5.7” FHD Super AMOLED Display|
|OS||Android Lollipop 5.1|
|Camera / Flash||16 MP w / LED Flash (f1.9) + 5 MP (f1.9)|
|Video||H.263, H.264 (AVC), MPEG4, VC-1, Sorenson Spark, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8, VP9
Recording : FHD (1920 x 1080) | @30fps
Playback: UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) | @30fps
|Audio||MP3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC, Opus|
|Content Services / Applications||Smart manger, Sound Alive+, Themes, S Finder, S Voice|
|Free Downloadable apps||S Translator, Samsung Link|
|Gear Manager, Gear Fit Manager, Gear 2 Manager, Milk Music, Samsung Smart Switch, Carmode, Help, Kids Mode, Optical Reader|
|Google Mobile Services||Chrome, Drive, Photos, Gmail, Google, Google+, Google Settings, Hangouts, Maps, Play Movie & TV, Play Store, Voice Search, YouTube|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, BT 4.1, GPS / GLONASS, USB 2.0|
|GPS||GPS, GLONASS, Beidou (not supported in USA, Canada)|
|Sensor||Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Hall Sensor, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor|
|Memory||2 GB (RAM) + 32 GB internal memory
microSD up to 128 GB
|Dimension / Weight||158 x 76.8 x 5.9 mm, 151 g|
*Rear Camera Selfie Mode is downloadable from Galaxy Apps.
- * The services listed above may not be available in all regions and features may vary by region.
Also, service provider may change the name and / or value of its application at any time.
- * Processors may be differ by region or operators
- **All functionality, features, services, applications, specifications, and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.For more product information, please visit http://www.samsung.com/my.