New Samsung A8 available for Dh1,799

The new A8 rocks a faster processor, more RAM, cool colours and will snap sharper selfies

Samsung’s 2016 version of the Galaxy A8 will be available in all leading retail outlets in Blue, Silver and Gold for Dh1,799 from November 7.


Product Galaxy A8x (SM-A810F)
Colours Blue, Silver, Gold
Network LTE Cat6
Processor Istor Octa (2.1GHz + 1.5GHz)
Display 5.7-inch Full HD sAMOLED
Camera Rear: 16MP AF with LED flash (f/1.9 aperture);
Front: 8MP (f/1.9)
Dimensions 156.6 x 76.8 x 7.2mm, 181g
Memory 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM, microSD slot (up to 256GB)
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, BT 4.1, USB 2.0, NFC (UICC, eSE)
Sensor Accelerometer, Proximity, Hall, RGB Light, Geomagnetic, Fingerprint
Battery 3,300mAh, Fast Charging




Why pick up the new version if you’ve already got the old one? The A8 2016 comes with an Exynos 7420 Octa-core processor and 3GB of RAM, which are both upgrades compared to last year’s A8 with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 and 2GB of RAM. The back camera remains the same at 16MP but the front camera gets upgraded from 5MP to an 8MP sensor. The battery is larger on the 2016 A8 with a 3,300mAh capacity compared to the 3,050mAh on the original device.

Other features include a 5.7-inch Full HD AMOLED display, metal uni-body, fingerprint scanner, 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded via microSD to 256GB. The new A8 runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.