Samsung Galaxy A8 gets certified in China
The upcoming Galaxy A8 has frequently appeared in the news very much lately (and even in leaked images), and that’s enough signal to show that the Samsung smartphone’s debut is just around the corner.
Few days ago, Samsung Electronics launched two devices in China. The duo of Samsung Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 went official in the People’s Republic, sharing many common features — one is delivering ultimately-shot selfie photographs, complete with camera lightening via a front-facing LED flash. Now, it looks like the Galaxy A8 will join the two smartphones after Chinese telecoms certification agency, TEENA, listed a Samsung SM-A8000 (the phone’s moniker) on their website.
The Samsung Galaxy A8 was approved with a dimension of 158 × 76.77 × 5.94 mm and a 142g-heavy body. Sporting a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen, the handset will bear a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC and 2GB of RAM as part of its engine. There’s an adequate 16GB of native storage, but that doesn’t mean you can’t ramp things up additionally using the phone’s 128GB microSD card slot.
TEENA lists the Galaxy A8 as having an 8MP rear camera but we are going with a previous leak (which states that the device has a 16MP snapper) on this one since it appears the listing has a kind of mix up somewhere. A 5MP selfie camera will adorn the phone’s front side and this was agreed by both sources.
The Samsung Galaxy A8 will be booting Android 5.1 Lollipop OS when it finally breaks cover. We don’t have a particular date for its announcement but with experience, we know that devices are usually launched only few weeks after their paper accreditation.