Samsung finally unveiled the Galaxy A8 (2016) in its home country South Korea on Friday after months of speculation. South Korean wireless telecommunications operator SK Telecom has revealed the details of the device, which is an upgraded version of the Galaxy A8 that was released last year.
The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) is a slim device with a metal build and a fingerprint sensor. It sports a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1,080x1,920 pixels (386 ppi pixel density), powered by a Samsung Exynos 7420 processor, and run Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system.
The device comes packed with a 32/64GB internal memory and 3GB RAM expandable up to 256GB via microSD card, 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.
In terms of connectivity, the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) 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.
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) will be released in markets outside South Korea too. At home, it will be launched as an SK Telecom exclusive. It will be up for pre-orders on Saturday and will be available for purchase starting October 1 at a price tag of 649,000 Won (around $580).