Samsung unveils Galaxy A8

The Galaxy A8 can withstand your busy lifestyle, no matter where you are or what you are doing.
Updated 06 February 2018
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Samsung unveils Galaxy A8

As smartphone standards evolve, and the market for affordable, yet advanced smartphones continues to grow, Samsung has introduced the new Galaxy A8 — a dynamic smartphone with a midrange price tag.
The Galaxy A8 fits comfortably into the role of the contemporary companion for your everyday life, and is perfect for the adventurers, self-discovers and digital generation, giving you a smartphone that will capture the real you and every side of that adventure, while adapting to your individual needs. It is designed to enhance your lifestyle with a best-in-class camera, Samsung’s flagship Infinity Display, and a design built to last; it is the do-it-all device that everyone has been waiting for.
The electronics giant has released the following guide listing the features of Galaxy A8:
In the age of social media, we are taking and sharing more photos than ever — and with the best-in-class camera on the Galaxy A8, why should not we? Snap the perfect selfie with the 16MP+8MP F1.9 Dual Front Camera, which allows you to create a professional-grade portrait with an impressive bokeh effect. Or capture any scene or subject with the advanced 16MP F1.7 rear camera with improved low-light capability. No matter what you are shooting, your images will come out clear and crisp in lifelike detail with the Samsung Galaxy A8.
Samsung’s flagship Infinity Display has earned it recognition as a leading innovator in smartphone design — and for good reason. The Infinity Display enables an expanded screen that extends from side to side with an immersive 18.5:9 display ratio to provide an even wider cinematic viewing experience without increasing the size of the phone. Enjoy a beautiful and immersive viewing experience on the Galaxy A8, the first of the Galaxy A series to boast Samsung’s staple Infinity Display.
We take our smartphones with us everywhere we go, so we should be able to use them in any situation without a worry. With an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance, the Galaxy A8 is the phone that will work wherever life takes you — and with 2.5D glass on the front and a 3D curved glass panel on the back, it was designed with durability in mind. The Galaxy A8 can withstand your busy lifestyle, no matter where you are or what you are doing.


Global Leadership Awards feature three Saudi winners

Sofana Dahlan, founder of Tashkeil; Malaysian Consul General Dato Mohammed Ali bin Selamat; Saudi media and political analyst Khaled Almaeena; Khashoggi Holding Group Vice Chairman Hassan Khashoggi and Mohamed Rafeeq, CEO, My Events International Saudi Arabia, at the event in Jeddah recently. (Photo/Supplied)
Updated 16 August 2018
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Global Leadership Awards feature three Saudi winners

The 8th Global Leadership Awards (GLA), which took place in Kuala Lumpur recently, for the first time had winners from Saudi Arabia in two different categories and Saudi media and political analyst Khaled Almaeena as the Lifetime Achievement Award winner.

Almaeena hosted the Malaysian Consul General Dato Mohammed Ali bin Selamat, and the two winners of the GLA, Sofana Dahlan and Hassan Khashoggi, along with Mohamed Rafeeq, CEO of My Events International Saudi Arabia, at his office in Jeddah.

Welcoming the guests, Rafeeq said: “When we disclosed the news of GLA Secretariat’s selection of Khaled Almaeena for the Lifetime Achievement Award for his achievements in media, expatriates’ welfare and women empowerment in the region, he just had one thing to say. I would also like to see some Saudi young men and women recognized at the GLA.”

Almaeena nominated a number of Saudis who have excelled in various fields, including two Saudis who won the GLA in different categories.

Recipient of the “Leadership Excellence in Social Entrepreneurship” award, Sofana Dahlan is a well-known lawyer, social entrepreneur and among the first three Saudi female lawyers practicing in the Kingdom. She is the first Saudi female senior economic policymaker and the founder of Tashkeil, a social enterprise that promotes creative entrepreneurs.

Hassan Khashoggi, who won the “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” award, is vice chairman of the Khashoggi Holding Group, which was established in 2010. It is a leading private holding that invests in products, services and solutions for the energy and power sectors. It also invests in medical sectors, food, aviation and financial services for the real estate sector.

The event was organized by The Leaders International, a high-profile business magazine and is endorsed by American Leadership Development Association (ALDA), a US-based NGO which showcases leadership at large.

Achievements in more than 30 categories are recognized and honored with a unique award. The winners are selected by high-profile judges from all parts of the world. The event seeks to honor leaders for their exemplary contributions to global growth in economic and leadership development.

Since both the winners could not attend the event in Kuala Lumpur, My Events International Saudi Arabia had arranged for the trophies to be handed over to them by Malaysian Consul General Mohammed Ali bin Selamat in Jeddah.

The consul general told the award winners: “We hope that you attain further excellence in your respective fields. I hope this promotion of bilateral relations between Saudi Arabia and Malaysia will flourish in the future.”

Khashoggi said: “Hopefully, for future GLA events, we will have more awareness of Saudi talent that is hidden in the Kingdom and we will recognize and reward them. Thank you, Dr. Khaled Almaeena and the My Events team for this honor.”

Dahlan said: “This award is a very important bridge between Saudi Arabia and Malaysia because it not only recognizes our achievement but also opens a dialogue and creates awareness about what is really happening in Saudi Arabia beyond the news.

“It is very important that through these kinds of awards and events, we are able to bring nations together and change negative perceptions.”

Almaeena congratulated the winners and said: “These are two very fine young people making a change. Where many do their work in the limelight, they are making a change quietly. We have always recognized people from the West and it is time to look toward the East too. There is so much talent here.”