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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.
Codrut Nistor,

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)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.