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Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) debuts in Korea

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) 5.7-inch Android phablet now up for pre-order
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016)
This 5.7-inch phablet hits South Korea via SK Telecom, powered by a Samsung Exynos 7420 SoC and priced at roughly $590 USD.

The new Galaxy A8 is now official, and Samsung has chosen to launch it in South Korea via SK Telecom. The new phablet is similar to last year's Galaxy A8, but Samsung claims it is a "full-metal" handset and, just as expected, some internals have been upgraded.

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) is powered by the octa-core Exynos 7420 Octa SoC, the same chip that can be found inside the Galaxy S6 devices. It also has 3 GB of memory, a front-facing camera with 8 MP, while the main image shooter offers 16 MP. The screen size and resolution are the same as those of last year's Galaxy A8, but the new version also gets Samsung’s Always On Display feature. Samsung Pay support is also present.

This phablet does not come cheap, SK Telecom having it up for pre-order for no less than ₩ 649,000 - roughly $590 USD. As soon as we find anything about the international launch of this handset, we will get back to it, so stay tuned.


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Codrut Nistor, 2016-09-30 (Update: 2016-09-30)