Specs-wise, the device is powered by a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC, and sports a 5.7-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display. It comes with 2GB RAM and, as already mentioned, 16/32GB expandable internal memory options. In terms of camera, the A8 features 16MP rear unit and a 5MP front shooter. It runs Android 5.1 and packs in a 3050 mAh battery.
The device, which is the slimmest Samsung smartphone ever (5.9 mm), will go on sale in China later this month. There is currently no information on if and when it will be available in other markets.