Samsung launches Galaxy A8

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  • The slimmest Galaxy smartphone comes with premium features
  • Offers full metal uni-body design, full HD Super AMOLED display and a more powerful performance

















John Keells Group Vice President / JKOA Chief Executive Officer Janoda Tharadeniya (left) and Samsung Electronics Sri Lanka Managing Director Youngmin Shin (Right) with model 

 - Pic by Daminda Harsha Perera


Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. on Tuesday launched the stylish Galaxy A8, the newest member of the Galaxy A family in Sri Lanka. 

The Galaxy A8 delivers an exceptional performance, providing an optimum convergence of style and cutting-edge technology. The new smartphone takes the design and style promise of the A series featuring a superior 5.7” Full HD Super AMOLED display. The Galaxy A8 is the slimmest Galaxy at 5.9 mm and is equipped with a narrow bezel allowing for a more immersive viewing experience with rich colours and greater clarity.

With the launch of the Galaxy A8, Samsung has augmented its comprehensive portfolio of 4G LTE smartphones empowering customers with superfast connectivity and faster downloads. The Samsung Galaxy A8 is equipped with an exceptional blend of style and power for consumers. 

Youngmin Shin, Managing Director of Samsung in Sri Lanka, said: “We at Samsung look to continue our legacy of setting new standards for customer-centric innovation. We are really excited about the newest member of the Galaxy A family. Our insights have shown that design and camera are key factors for consumers in this price segment. The new Galaxy A8 marries sleek design, powerful performance and enhanced imaging capabilities to provide a superior smartphone experience.” 

“Consumers these days are looking for a stylish smartphone which helps them stand out in a crowd. Keeping that in mind the Galaxy A8 takes desirability and allure to the next level with its superior design coupled with impeccable functionality,” Shin said.



Galaxy A8 invites envy    

The Samsung Galaxy A8 is a perfect device for trendy and young consumers seeking premium looks as well as superior performance. The smartphone has a 5.7 inch full HD Super AMOLED and Adaptive Display technology to deliver a better viewing experience with more vivid, colourful content.

The Samsung Galaxy A8 is the slimmest Galaxy till now measuring just 5.9 mm. The smartphone carries a premium design language with its full metal uni-body build and sophisticated cut metal frame. Showcasing optimum eye for detail, Samsung has further reduced the bezel size to 2.5 mm, to provide users with a near bezel-less optimal viewing experience.



Capture your stunning moments    

The Galaxy A8 is also a great shooter. The trendy Galaxy A8 brings the best in class smartphone photography capabilities, with a 16 MP main camera and 5 MP front camera. It has an F 1.9 lens for both the cameras for brighter picture and real time HDR. The powerful camera results in brighter photographs and good performance even in low light situations. The primary camera also comes equipped with the feature of a Face Detection Alarm for clicking perfect selfies from the rear camera as well. 

The secondary front facing camera has a resolution of 5 MP and boasts of 120 degree wide angle selfies in portrait mode which is perfect for clicking group selfies. The smartphone features advanced selfie features including Ultra Wide Shot, GIF shooting modes and Auto Selfie Modes - Palm and Voice Selfie, which let users capture attractive selfies in high resolution. 



Blazing fast browsing and security features

Samsung is committed to leading the 4G revolution by providing new user experiences and the latest technology. For faster 4G speeds, the Galaxy A8 comes with Category 6 LTE which gives even faster uplink/downlink speeds on 4G networks. 

The Samsung Galaxy A8’s hardware features are more than capable to handle day to day demands of consumers. The smartphone is powered with a (1.8/1.3) GHz Octa Core processor with 2 GB RAM which ensures managing multiple tasks a seamless and smooth experience. The device has an inbuilt memory of 32 GB, which is further expandable to 128 GB. The Galaxy A8 is supported by a long-lasting 3,050 mAh battery that provides enough power to keep up with your daily usage. 

Safety and security are built into the DNA of Samsung products. As an industry first, Samsung Galaxy A8 sets yet another benchmark with the fingerprint scanner. 

The Galaxy A8 is designed for those who want to effortlessly express their unique style. Samsung is focused on creating refined, trendy smartphones with a young and modern look.



Price and availability    

Considering the personal style and preference of diverse user groups, the Galaxy A8 is available in White, Black, and Gold.

The Galaxy A8 is available from this week across all channels, at a price of Rs. 75,990.00