Sample units of the Galaxy A8(2016), which was unveiled just a few weeks ago in China, have made their way into India for testing, hinting that the official launch is just around the corner.
As per Zauba.com, a logistic company, Samsung has imported more than 10 units of Galaxy A8 (2016) bearing model-number SM-A810F, along with accessories from South Korea to New Delhi for evaluation. And in the Description section, we see that each piece costs Rs 13,635, but it is likely to be increased by around Rs. 2,000, due to custom duties for import.
As far as as Galaxy A8 (2016) launch is concerned, it is likely to happen before mid-November. Usually during the testing, the phone's hardware and antenna calibrations are adjusted to make it compatible with Indian network specifications. Once done, they are supposed to get regulatory approval from government-run telecommunication commission. Only then, devices are allowed go on sale in the market.
For the uninitiated, Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) flaunts a metal-based shell on the back, and on the front, it sports a 5.7-inch full HD (1920x1080p) Super AMOLED screen with pixel density of 386 ppi (pixels per inch) and a fingerprint sensor, which also doubles up as home button.
Under the hood, it comes packed with Samsung's proprietary Exynos 7420 SoC (System-on-Chip) backed by Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS, 3GB RAM, a 32/64GB internal storage (expandable up to 256GB via microSD card) and a 3,300mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy A8(2016) also boasts a 16MP primary 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 and GPS.
Watch this space for more updates.