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Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) hits Taiwan and the UAE

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) Android phablet now reaches Taiwan and the UAE
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016)
Exclusively available in South Korea via SK Telecom until now, this 5.7-inch Android phablet has been quietly released in Taiwan and the UAE, hopefully opening the path to other markets as well.

When the Galaxy A8 (2016) arrived earlier this year and launched exclusively via South Korean carrier SK Telecom, Samsung forgot to mention if any other market would ever get it. Now, without any official announcement, this phablet has been silently introduced in two new markets - Taiwan and the UAE.

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) only runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow for now, but an update to Nougat is expected to hit it some day in the future. Its specs include the Exynos 7420 Octa processor, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, 8 MP/16 MP cameras, a 5.7-inch full HD Super AMOLED multitouch display, as well as a 3,500 mAh battery.

Samsung Gulf has the Galaxy A8 (2016) listed at a price of 1,799 AED, which currently converts to around $490 USD. The color options available are silver, gold, and blue. In Taiwan, the pricing should be similar. Now, it only remains to see how long does this handset need to reach Europe and the US - if Samsung ever decides to make the move, of course.


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Codrut Nistor, 2017-01- 9 (Update: 2017-01- 9)