The recently unveiled Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) is available for purchase in its home country South Korea. The handset was put up for pre-orders on October 1 before hitting the stores a few days later.
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) is currently exclusive to South Korean wireless telecommunications operator SK Telecom and only blue colour is available. The company is expected to bring pink and silver colour models soon.
Priced at 649,000 Won (around $580), the device will be released outside South Korea, including India but Samsung is yet to reveal the exact date. However, it won't come as a surprise if the device is released in other countries in the next couple of weeks.
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) features a metal build, a fingerprint sensor, and a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1,080x1,920 pixels (386 ppi pixel density). Under the hood, it has a Samsung Exynos 7420 processor, an Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system, a 32/64GB internal memory and a 3GB RAM expandable up to 256GB via microSD card.
The device also has a 16MP main camera with f/1.9 aperture, autofocus and LED flash, an 8MP front-snapper with f/1.9 aperture, and a 3,300mAh battery. It supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth v4, GPS A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS, NFC, and microUSB v2.0.