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Samsung releases new mid-tier Galaxy A8 smartphone

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Samsung has just released its addition to the Galaxy family of smartphones. It’s the Galaxy A8 – a stylish mid-tier device that delivers numerous features and functions.

The Galaxy A8 has a 5.6 inch full high definition Super AMOLED Infinity display as well as dual front-facing (16-megapixel and 8-megapixel) cameras and a 16-megapixel rear camera.

The device is powered by an octa-core processor with 32GB of internal memory, 4GB RAM and a microSD card slot.

It also has features customers have come to expect from the Galaxy range including IP68 water and dust resistance, a fast charging battery and compatibility with Samsung services like Samsung Pay.

“The Galaxy A8 is an exciting product for Samsung, offering a beautiful form and design, rich feature set, and sophisticated smartphone experience that Australians have come to expect from a Galaxy device,” said Garry McGregor, Vice President of IT and Mobile, Samsung Electronics Australia.

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“Samsung is committed to ensuring that we provide Australians with the best possible smartphone experience across our entire Galaxy portfolio and we strive to ensure these experiences are accessible.

“Offering a mobile portfolio that is tailored to the needs of Australians and that provides choice is a core pillar in our approach to make the best in Samsung mobile technology available to our customers, whatever their needs may be.”

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The Samsung Galaxy A8 has raised the standards for a mid-tier device and offers a great experience whether it is being used to consume content or capture photos.

Galaxy A8 is available now in black and orchid grey from Samsung Experience Stores, Samsung Studios, the Samsung e-store and other authorised retailers is priced at $649.

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Samsung Galaxy A8 Product Specifications

Display 5.6-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED,1080×2220
Camera Front: Dual Camera 16MP FF (F1.9) + 8MP (F1.9)
Rear: 16MP PDAF (F1.7)
Dimension 149.2 x 70.6 x 8.4 mm, 172g
 AP Octa Core (2.2GHz Dual + 1.6GHz Hexa)
Memory 4GB RAM, 32GB
Battery 3,000mAh
Fast Charging / USB Type-C
OS Android 7.1.1
Network LTE Cat. 11
Payment NFC, MST
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80, 256 QAM, Bluetooth® v 5.0
(LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, Location
(GPS, Glonass, BeiDou*)
* BeiDou coverage may be limited.
Sensors Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor
Audio MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
Video MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM