Samsung_Galaxy_A8It's now official, this week Samsung unveiled their latest mid-range smartphone - the Samsung Galaxy A8. Although the A8 is a mid-range smartphone, its looks are very deceptive as with it's beautiful design and build it could easily pass for a premium model. Let's check out the newest addition to the Galaxy series of smartphones.

The Samsung Galaxy A8 will sit at the upper end of Samsung's pretty extensive collection of mid-range smartphones. It comes with a large 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels which equates to a pixel density of 386 ppi. It sports a metal build and is one of the slimmest smartphones out there at a tiny 5.9mm in depth although it still feels robust and weighs in at 151 grams. The Galaxy A8 will be available in three colour choices which are Midnight Black, Pearl White and Champagne Gold.

It offers super quality with some impressive features including a 16-megapixel camera on the rear which comes with an LED flash and autofocus. On the front is a 5-megapixel camera which is capable of shooting in 1080p which wouldn't look out of place in a top-end smartphone.

On the inside the Samsung Galaxy A8 is powered by a 64-bit Snapdragon 615 quad core processor and comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage which can be expanded up to 128GB. The battery is impressive too at 3050mAh which should easily provide enough charge for a good day's worth of use.

Like the premium Samsung smartphones, the Galaxy A8 features a fingerprint sensor in the home button and it will run on Android Lollipop 5.1 with the recently revamped TouchWiz user interface. It's anticipated that the A8 will be available in stores sometime this Autumn.