Samsung announced and released Samsung Galaxy A8 smartphone on August 2015 that comes up with an android OS v5.1 Lollipop up gradable to v5.1.1. This phone supports GSM /HPSA/ LTE network configurations. This phone has a dimension of 158 x 76.8 x 5.9 mm (6.22 x 3.02 x 0.23 in) having thickness 5.9 mm and weighs about 171 grams. It uses Nano SIM technology. The display is of 16 M colors and has Super AMOLED capacities touchscreen. The screen size is 5.7 inches and the screen-to-body ratio is 73.8%. The screen resolution is 1080 x 1920 pixels which is exactly 267 ppi pixel density. It supports multi touch and comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 4. It has got Qualcomm MSM 8939 Snapdragon 615 and chip-set and CPU comprises of Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53 and Octa-core 1.5 GHz processors. The GPU used is Adreno 405. The internal memory available is 32 GB and it contains 2 GB RAM. It supports micro SD slot up-gradable up to 128 GB (dedicated slot).
The primary camera comprises of a 16 MP, f/1.9, 31 mm, auto focus, LED flash camera while secondary comprises of 5 MP, f/1.9, 23 mm, 1080 p camera. The video feature is 1080 p@30 fps, 720 p @120 fps and HDR. The primary camera features include  face detection, Geo-tagging, touch focus and panorama mode. The microphone jack is 3.55 mm and has got stereo loudspeakers. The WLAN supported are Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, dual band and hotpots. The Bluetooth version is 4.1, A2DP, LE, EDR. It also comes with NFC connection  also comes with FM radio with RDS. The USB available is v2.0 micro USB. It also comes with Fingerprint, accelerator, compass and proximity sensors. The messaging can be performed via MMS, SMS threaded view, IM, Email and Push mail. The GPS technology is A-GPS, GLONASS. The browser is HTML 5. The battery used is Non-removable Li-Po 3050 mAH battery that gives up to 17 h (3G) standby talk time and music play up to 51 h battery life while the endurance rating is 98h. The colors available are Pearl White, Midnight Black and Champagne Gold.  The main disadvantages are that the battery is not user-replaceable, No IR port, no enhanced resistance to liquids or dust, no stereo speakers and no Samsung Pay.