In mid-tier price segment.

Samsung Electronics Australia has added to its Galaxy smartphone portfolio, launching the Galaxy A8 with Dual Front Camera, large Infinity Display and ergonomic styling.

The Galaxy A8 also offers IP68 water and dust resistance, Super AMOLED screen, fast charging battery (with compatible fast charger), as well as integration with Samsung services like Samsung Pay.

Samsung Electronics Australia vice president of IT and mobile, Garry McGregor said, “The Galaxy A8 is an exciting product for Samsung, offering a beautiful form and design, rich feature set, and sophisticated smartphone experience that Australians have come to expect from a Galaxy device.

“Samsung is committed to ensuring that we provide Australians with the best possible smartphone experience across our entire Galaxy portfolio and we strive to ensure these experiences are accessible.

“Offering a mobile portfolio that is tailored to the needs of Australians and that provides choice is a core pillar in our approach to make the best in Samsung mobile technology available to our customers, whatever their needs may be.”

The Galaxy A8 supports microSD cards, allowing users to expand device storage capacity by up to 400GB (microSD cards sold separately), and is the first in the A series to support Samsung’s Gear VR.

The Galaxy A8 is available now in black and orchid grey from Samsung Experience Stores, Samsung Studios and the Samsung e-Store with an RRP of $649 and through authorised retail and operator partners.