News by Luke Jones on Tuesday April 14, 2015.
|Sponsored links, if any, appear in green.|
In many ways, the Samsung Galaxy A series of smartphones was a pointer to where the company was going to go with its spiffing new Galaxy S6 flagship. Drafted in after the Galaxy Alpha and Galaxy Note 4 went metal, the Galaxy A devices are Sammy?s mid-range/budget devices with a premium twist. We have heard before that there will be new additions to the line-up this summer, and it seems the first, the Galaxy A8 is near release.SamMobile, the on the point source for all things Samsung says the Korean giant is close to launching the GA8 and that it will carry the same metal build as its stable mates (Galaxy A5, Galaxy A3, and Galaxy A7). In terms of specs it seems the Galaxy A8 will steer the range into high end territory by besting the hardware found on the A7. There will be a 5.7-inch 1080p Full HD screen on the front and a 64-bit Qualcomm 615 chipset purring under the hood. Other specifications include 2GB of RAM, 16GB of on board storage (surely expandable), and a 3050 mAh juicer. There will be a 16 megapixel rear camera (unlikely to be the exact same module as the Galaxy S6), a 5 megapixel selfie quality front lens, and it should be running Android 5.0.1 Lollipop out of the box, with Samsung's TouchWiz UI baked on top of course. You may remember that the Galaxy A7 launched as the thinnest Samsung device ever at 6.3mm thick. The company will better that with the Galaxy A8, with the device rumored to measure a wafer thin 5.9mm thick. SamMobile is hinting that there is a good chance that Samsung will debut the Galaxy A8 as a China only smartphone. We sure hope not, but let's wait until the launch before throwing our toys out of the pram.
Luke Jones is the Managing Editor at MobileBurn.com and is the person you need to speak to about the content on the site. Luke studied creative writing at degree level before carving out a reputation as a freelance tech writer. He settled here at MobileBurn, where he reviews devices and contributes to the news, as well as overseeing the site's content and direction.