Samsung Galaxy C8 Comes with Revolutionary Functions

Oct 03. 2017

Real Dual Camera Takes Perfect Photos
Dual Messenger Offers Seamless Connection

Galaxy C8

Hong Kong – October 3, 2017 – Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd. announced today to launch the full metal smartphone Galaxy C8 with a joyful design. Equipped with high pixels and wide aperture and as the first mid-tier Samsung phone that comes with Dual Camera, it can cater the needs of users in photography. The newly added Dual Messenger and smart intelligent interface Bixby can assist users to handle everything at work or in daily lives, also making the use of phone handier. 

“The high quality camera of Galaxy C8 and various camera effects bring an undefeatable photo-taking experience to users, helping them record every precious moments in life, said Yiyin Zhao, the Vice President and Head of IT and Mobile Communication Business for Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd. “Galaxy C8 offers top class performance, including Dual Messenger, larger storage and Bixby smart assistant and more, granting users great convenience when using the phone.” 

Newly Added Dual Messenger Allows Easy Control of Various Tasks

Users can use two instant messaging accounts at ease in the Galaxy. Applicable messaging software includes WhatsApp, Facebook, Facebook Messenger, WeChat, Line, Telegram, Snapchat, KakaoTalk and more. For the second messaging software, there will be a “Copy” icon, so that users will not be confused even using both of them in the same phone. No matter with one or two SIMs, users can place two accounts on the home screen for easy checking, replying message and receiving notification from two different accounts. Both accounts can access different types of documents and multimedia files in the phone, allowing users to connect with others easily anytime, anywhere. 

High Resolution Camera to Take Sharp and Stunning Photos

Galaxy C8 is the first C Series that uses both RGB and Mono modes in its rear Dual Camera. One of the rear high resolution cameras reaches 13MP with F1.7 wide aperture; the other one has 5MP with F1.9 aperture and LED flash, allowing users to take sharp and bright images even in lowlight environment. At the same time, Galaxy C8 provides real-time out-focus and adjustable blur. Users can adjust the blurriness in preview or after taking the shot, uplifting the texture of photos and letting users to take true-to-life images more easily.

Equipped with 16MP front camera and F1.9 wide aperture, together with LED flash and a series of selfie effects, including adjustable blur, skin tone adjustment, slim face, large eyes and more, Galaxy C8 definitely bring users a nearly perfect selfie-taking experience. Other than selfie, the new smartphone offers various types of photo-taking effects, including various Bokeh shapes, color tunings and  watermark and emoticon. Users can personalize the photo effects that they like.

Galaxy C8

Metal Body with Joyful Design

Carrying forward the stylish design of the Galaxy C series, Galaxy C8 has a full metal body. Its smooth design grants users a solid grip. The new phone is equipped with a 5.5-inch FHD Super AMOLED screen. The vivid and lively display let users to view true-to-life mobile content. The new smartphone comes in black, pink and gold colors with a stylish and joyful design. 

Powerful Security Functions to Ensure a Carefree Use

Galaxy C8 is equipped with simple and easy to use touch-based fingerprint sensor, enhancing the security level of phone usage. Galaxy C8 has Secure Folder, allowing users to keep confidential files and applications in within, ensuring them with a carefree use.

Bixby Intelligent Interface to Make Life Easier

Bixby, Samsung intelligent interface, can assist users to use all kinds of smartphone functions flexibly. Galaxy C8 is the first phone of Galaxy C series equipped with Bixby. Users can use Bixby Vision as search tool to get all sorts of information instantly, including location, images and more. Bixby Vision allows users to read information and transfer data more instantly and conveniently. For example, it supports QR code scanning, business card reading, translation and etc. 

Bixby Home serves as a personal management tool for mostly use applications, functions and services. It lets users to save contents from other apps onto Bixby Home simply clicking “share via” button. Also it can set reminder for users’ schedules and dates. 

Powerful Smartphone Performance

Galaxy C8 supports Dual SIM cards and both 4G and 3G networks in Hong Kong and China, which suits users who have more than one SIM card. In addition, it supports microSD card up to 256GB, extending the storage capacity. Users need not worry about the limits of storage.

Galaxy C8

Availability and Suggested Retail Price

Samsung Galaxy C8 will be available on the following date with the suggested retail prices as follows:



Available Date

Suggested Retail Price

Galaxy C8 (64GB)

Black, Gold and Pink

Oct 6


Galaxy C8 (32GB)


Oct 6


Samsung Galaxy C8 Specifications:

Special Features











Rear Dual camera experience:

 - 13MP with F1.7 aperture + 5MP with F1.9 aperture (Rear) with LED flash

 - Bright and aesthetic Photo in low-light conditions with F1.7

 - Various camera effects: live focus, stickers

Excellent selfie experience:

 - Front camera 16MP high-resolution with F1.9 with LED flash for selfie

 - Enriched Selfie Function : Selfie focus, Beautifying effect

Dual messenger@:

 - Able to use two different accounts for the same messenger app

 - Easy to install and manage 2nd messenger app

 - Share the same storage (Photos, Documents, Videos)

 - Both of Single SIM and Dual SIM user can use Dual Messenger

Large storage capacity & Smooth multitasking:

 - 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage and support microSDTM up to 256GB

 - 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage and support microSDTM up to 256GB

 - Octa Core Processor: MTK P25 [MT6757V/CD] (Quad 2.39GHz + Quad 1.69GHz)

A new way to interact with your phone: Bixby ^

 - Bixby Vision: Recognize object of photo link to wine/ text/ Place/ Images/QR code

 - Bixby Reminder: Get notified when and where you need then

Full metal Slim design:

 - Refined design in full metal

 - 5.5” FHD sAMOLED Display

 - Zero Camera Protrusion

Handy for travel:

 - Support China and Hong Kong 4G & 3G networks++

 - Dual-SIM Dual-Standby^

Operating Platform***

Android N (7.1)



4G FDD-LTE: B1(2100),B3(1800), B5(850), B7(2600),B8(900)

4G TDD-LTE: B38(2600),B39(1900),B40(2300),B41(2500)

3G WCDMA: B1(2100), B2(1900),B5(850),B8(900)

3G TD-SCDMA: B34(2010),B39(1880)

3G CDMA: BC0(800)

2G GSM: GSM850,GSM900,DCS1800,PCS1900



152.4 (L) x 74.7 (W) x 7.9(D) mm


180 g


5.5” FHD Super AMOLED Display (1920 x 1080)


Octa Core Processor: MTK P25 [MT6757V/CD] (Quad 2.39GHz + Quad 1.69GHz)


 - Internal Memory: 64GB (RAM: 4GB) OR Internal Memory: 32GB (RAM: 3GB)

 - Support microSDTM (up to 256GB)


4GB RAM + 64GB: Gold, Pink Gold, Black 

3GB RAM + 32GB: Gold 

Battery *

3,000 mAh




 - Rear: 13MP Camera (F1.7 aperture) + 5MP Camera(F1.9 aperture) with LED Flash

 - Front: 16MP Camera (F1.9 aperture) LED Flash

 - Quick Launch: Double click Home button to directly access to camera

 - Rear: LED flash

 - Front: Selfie focus, Auto Flash

 - Selfie: Beautifying effect, Gesture control

 - Beautifying Effect: Skin tone, Large Eyes, Slim Face 

 - Shooting Mode: Auto, Pro, Panorama, HDR (Rich tone), Night, Food, Selfie, Wide selfie

 - Effect: Blossom, Breeze, Evergreen, Sunshine, Greyscale, Cookie Cream, Nostalgia,
    Riddle, Autumn, Cream, Deep, Forest, Classic, Cosy, Memory, Maple,

 - White Balance: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent

 - Functions: Exposure value, Face detection, Metering Modes, Location tags, Timer, ISO

 - Video Recording and Playback:

     - Playback: Full HD 1920 x 1080pixel

     - Recording: Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixel

Music Player

 - 3.5mm Stereo Headset Jack

Audio / Video Play Format


 - Video Play Format: MP4,M4V,3GP,3G2,WMV,ASF,AVI,FLV,MKV,WEBM 

 - Audio Play Format: MP3,M4A,3GA,AAC,OGG,OGA,WAV,WMA,AMR,AWB,

Internet Tool


 - Play Store TM

 - GoogleTM (Google, Chrome, Gmail, Maps, Drive, Play Movies & TV, Duo, Photos, Voice Search, Play Music) 

 - YouTube TM

 - Samsung Galaxy Apps


Data Transfer^

 - LTE Cat4 (150Mbps/75Mbps) / HSPA+ 42Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps / 3G / EDGE / GPRS


 - IEEE 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz

 - Wi-Fi Direct



Data Connectivity

 - Micro USB type

Wireless Connectivity


▲▲ It must be charged by dedicated Samsung Charger and Battery.

* Performance of the battery is subject to the network, signal strength, function, selection and profile.

++ Support 4G Network in HK and China: FDD-LTE and TDD-LTE; 3G Network in HK: WCDMA; 3G Network in China: TD-SCDMA, WCDMA and CDMA. Subject to local network, data and messaging services. If one of the SIM Card is using 4G or 3G Band, the other SIM Card supports 3G or 2G band only,, vice versa. Users can choose 4G or 3G network ^ with either SIM 1 or SIM 2 without changing the SIM card.

Δ GPS/A-GPS connection is subject to local network and data services and network providers may charge additional service fees. Additionally, connection times can be affected by external factors, such as surrounding environment, weather, etc

^ Subject to local network, data and messaging services. Users could choose to insert both SIM cards, or card slot 1 with SIM card and card slot 2 with microSDTM card.

Actual available memory for end user usage may vary due to pre-configuration. The pre-configuration includes preloaded operating system and applications.

+ For reference only, please check with our staff for details.

# Stereo Bluetooth is only applicable to specific headsets.

***Please visit for latest Operating Platform

@Support designated messaging applications


For more product information, please visit or contact Samsung customer service hotline at (+852) 3698-4698.


* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.


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