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With this new release of A8, being dubbed as Samsung Galaxy A8 2016, I have no doubt that Samsung will keep releasing every model of their phone devices. It will no longer be two years difference, a year, a new model of the same phone with some tweaks in their specifications; I guess that is the new deal with Samsung mobile. They will need to add higher specifications to command a little more value in the market than their previous releases.
We could see in the Samsung S7, which has nothing less than 4 edition in the same year. We saw the Samsung Galaxy S7, the Samsung S7 edge, The Samsung edge Olympic edition, and the Samsung s7 Edge Injustice Edition.
Though Samsung is not all about phones, we could see the dedication as some people want to believe these days. Samsung a lot of effort in their smartwatches, and recently keeping to their promise of adding Samsung pay feature to these wearable devices. They have also of a recent launched a dedicated video site for Samsung smartphone-only users to watch 360-degree videos with the using Virtual Reality technology. It is not worthy to say that Samsung only concentrated in auctioning out new devices without keeping up with their efforts in getting some bucks from services Google, Facebook and Microsoft firms are known for.
Price Of Samsung Galaxy A8 2016 in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya And South Africa
The price of Samsung Galaxy A8 in United State Dollar is $455. And converting it to naira at the current official exchange rate, the price of Samsung Galaxy A8 2016, will be around #143,000. While in Ghana Cedi, that price of this new phone from Samsung will make your account statement go lower by 1,792. The price of Samsung in Kenya Shillings, should not exceed 46,146. Now, the price in South Africa market of this 3GB RAM Android smartphone should be in the range of 6320 Rand. Now that we have known the price of this latest Samsung phone
Comparing Samsung Galaxy A8 2016 With The Previous Version
Samsung Galaxy A8 smartphone was launched in July 2015. The phone came with a 5.70-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels at a PPI of 386 pixels per inch. Oh, that’s forgotten story already.
Here comes Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) and it is stocked with a lot more including the fingerprint sensor.
Samsung Galaxy A8 2016 In Pictures
Reviews Of Samsung Galaxy A8 2016 In Nigeria And Kenya
Before we proceed, here are a few reviews from people.
“I bought Samsung galaxy A8 2016 model on 24-6-2016. It was a very good experience in browsing Internet with 4g, call clarity is good, battery is good, CAMERA is fantastic in low light also. Front camera is doing good job for taking amazing selfie.one thing I need to mention here .while charging battery we can use the normal charger instead of the travel charger given in the box, if I use the white travel charger.mobile is getting little hot while charging. Software is very good (android lollipop) it’s worth for money under 25k budget. I would suggest this mobile to all who are all fans of Samsung. Samsung is rocking!!!” – Vimal
“I recently purchased my A8 – Gold in a local store as an exchange to my HTC 826. The most striking feature of A8, of course, is its design aesthetics. But most importantly the gadget, though stunning in looks, is extremely well built as for as its hardware is concerned. Packed in it, is its expansive 5.7 in Screen but really quite handy. Its Octa core 1.8 GHz Exynos 5430 processor is at its blazing best. The principal rear camera is superb with a very good capture of low lights. The front with wide selfie feature is comparable to I-phone 6. Why not flash for the front camera? -mobile makers should ponder on this.
The phone is as cool as a cucumber while performing – the one main reason why I discarded my earlier HTC. Even with long exposure to video capture it is only tolerably heated. The video capture (FHD)itself is excellent. The 2 GB RAM though could have been upgraded to 3 GB. Well for all other features like OTG support etc.. you name it, it has it. The sounds are little low though clear.But then is it asking for too much for its cost? (Street price Rs 26,000). Overall a critical assessment is that the phone is really very good and honest recommendation is – go for it….” –
A closer look at this 2016 version reveals a slight difference in the memory speed and performance; the first A8, which was released in 2015 is powered by 1.2GHz CPU speed, the newer variant runs at 2.1GHz.
The fingerprint sensor is also available for security.
Full Specifications Of Samsung Galaxy A8 2016
Also known as Samsung Galaxy A8 Duos (2016) with dual-SIM card slots
|NETWORK||Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|LAUNCH||Announced||Not announced yet|
|BODY||Dimensions||158 x 76.8 x 6 mm (6.22 x 3.02 x 0.24 in)|
|SIM||Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|DISPLAY||Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||5.1 inches (~59.1% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels (~432 PPI pixel density)|
|PLATFORM||OS||Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)|
|Chipset||Exynos 7420 Octa|
|CPU||Quad-core Cortex-A53 & Quad-core Cortex-A57|
|MEMORY||Card slot||microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)|
|Internal||32 GB, 3 GB RAM|
|CAMERA||Primary||16 MP, OIS, autofocus, LED flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR|
|Secondary||5 MP, 1080p|
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|COMMS||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/AC, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||v4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS (market dependant)|
|Radio||FM radio, RDS, recording|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint, accelerometer, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|– ANT+ support
– MP4/WMV/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
|BATTERY||Non-removable Li-Ion 3050 mAh battery|
|MISC||Colors||Pearl White, Midnight Black, Champagne Gold|
No doubt here, with these specifications, the version 2 of Samsung A8 is going to be the BOMB. There might be no need to ask which you would prefer between the two versions, or what do you think?