Intelligent Scan
Your device unlocks only for you.

Access your phone easily with convenient technology that combines face recognition and iris scan. When face recognition needs help, iris scan kicks in to verify it's you—and vice versa, even in low light.

*Accuracy of Intelligent Scan may differ depending on surrounding conditions.

Open with a look, a tap, a pattern, or a PIN. There's a wide range of options you can use to keep your phone locked until you want it.


Convenient Wi-Fi control

Effortlessly conserve mobile data and battery life with adaptive Wi-Fi control on the Galaxy A8. It remembers where you've previously connected to Wi-Fi and turns on to instantly connect when you're in range. And when you leave the service range, Wi-Fi shuts off to keep your battery from draining.

Swift and simple unlocking

Unlocking is as easy as taking a selfie or scanning your finger. With face recognition and the fingerprint scanner, accessing your phone is quick and convenient.

Safeguard your data

Protect personal information with the Secure Folder* on the Galaxy A8 and A8+. It creates a separate space within the device** to store sensitive and personal data and make sure it's only accessible to you.

*The availability of this service will vary according to the nature of the content being encrypted.
**Secure Folder separates storage at the software level without taking up additional space.



  • Samsung Exynos 7885 Octa-Core Processor (2.2GHz Dual + 1.6GHz Hexa)
  • RAM: 4GB (Galaxy A8/A8+) / 6GB (Galaxy A8+)
  • Internal Storage: 32/64GB
  • OS: Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
  • Water Resistance: IP68
  • Authentication: Lock Type: Pattern, Pin, Password
    Biometrics Lock Type: Fingerprint Scanner, Face Recognition
  • Security: Knox protection: Real-time device monitoring and protection

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