Published on May 11th, 2018 | by Admin

Samsung Introduces the Galaxy A8, bringing Australians more features in a stylish design

Sydney, Australia – 11 May 2018 – Samsung Electronics Australia has today announced the local availability of the latest addition to the Galaxy smartphone portfolio, the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018).

The Galaxy A8 features a Dual Front Camera, a large Infinity Display and ergonomic styling that draws on Samsung’s design heritage in developing beautifully crafted metal and glass devices. In addition, the Galaxy A8 deliver features and functionality synonymous with the Samsung Galaxy portfolio including; IP68 water and dust resistance, Super AMOLED screen, fast charging battery (with compatible fast charger), incredible front and rear facing camera, as well as integration 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. “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.”

The Galaxy A8 forms an essential part of the Samsung mobile range, along with the Note, S-series, and J-series devices. The latest offerings in these categories include the Galaxy S9 and S9+, Note8, J5 Pro and J7 Pro.

“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,” McGregor added.

The Galaxy A8 supports Samsung Pay, Always On Display, and IP68 water and dust resistance1. The Galaxy A8 supports microSD cards, allowing users to expand device storage capacity by as much as 400GB (microSD cards sold separately), and is the first in the A series to support Samsung’s Gear VR.

Great for watching movies or playing games, the Galaxy A8 sets a new standard for the A series range. The Infinity Display goes beyond the bezel, offering an immersive 18.5:9 display ratio, allowing users to view a whole scene across the screen for the ultimate cinematic experience.

Snap bright, clear selfies with the 16MP F1.7 rear camera and 16MP+8MP F1.9 Dual Front Camera, in nearly all types of lighting and backgrounds. The Dual Front Camera is made up of two separate cameras, so users can switch between the two to take the perfect selfie in all conditions – from close-ups to portrait shots with a clear and crisp background. And with the advanced Live Focus feature, you can easily adjust the bokeh effect before or after you take the picture to create high-quality images.

Exceptional for creating social stories, video digital image stabilisation (VDis) technology helps to keep videos steady, and an added hyperlapse feature gives users an easy way to create time-lapses.

The Galaxy A8 is available now in Black and Orchid Grey finishes from Samsung Experience Stores, Samsung Studios and the Samsung e-Store with an RRP of $649 (inclusive of GST), and through authorised retail and operator partners.

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
Video MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

1 Samsung Galaxy A8 provides ingress protection (IP68) against water and dust to a max of 1.5m for up to 30 minutes. See www.samsung.com/au/pdf/IP68.pdf for details regarding proper care/use of device.

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