Samsung Galaxy A8 launches in South Korea on July 24th

Samsung Galaxy A8 launches in South Korea on July 24th
Last week, Samsung introduced the thinnest smartphone it has produced to date, the 5.9mm (at its thinnest) Samsung Galaxy A8. At the time, Samsung said that the first country to receive the phone would be China. On Monday morning, Samsung announced that the svelte handset would be heading to South Korea with a launch scheduled for July 24th.

The Samsung Galaxy A8 will be available from SKT in white and gold, priced at the equivalent of $563 USD. The phone features a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a 1080 x 1920 resolution. That works out to a pixel density of 386ppi. Driving the Galaxy A8 is the 64-bit Snapdragon 615 SoC, which contains an octa-core 1.5GHz CPU and the Adreno 405 GPU. 2GB of RAM is inside along with 16GB/32GB of native storage. If you need moire memory, you can use the 128GB capacity microSD slot.

The 16MP camera that adorns the rear of the phone comes with an f/1.9 aperture, allowing users to take quality snapshots in less than optimal lighting conditions. On the front of the Galaxy A8 is a 5MP shooter for selfies and video chats. Keeping the generator humming is a 3050mAh battery, and Android 5.1 is pre-installed. And we shouldn't leave out the fingerprint scanner embedded in the home button. While pricing wasn't mentioned, earlier rumors had the 16GB version of the handset priced at the equivalent of $515 USD and the 32GB model tagged at $564 USD.

So there we have it. China and South Korea are the first two countries to get the Samsung Galaxy A8. Now the question is, where will it launch next?

Samsung Galaxy A8 launches in South Korea on July 24th

Samsung Galaxy A8 launches in South Korea on July 24th


source: SammyHub

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Galaxy A8
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, Octa-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3050 mAh

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5 Comments

1. legiloca

Posts: 1675; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

I think the A8 is the Galaxy S4 Reborn.. reminds me so much of the 2013 flagship

2. strawhat67

Posts: 66; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

If it was 5.2" and Exynos 7420...

3. rlaalsrb

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Only chinese A8 model has snapdragon 615 soc.. Korean, European and all other models have exynos 5430 soc instead of SD 615

5. ninja_master

Posts: 306; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Source ?

4. soldier820

Posts: 115; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

That phone looks nice.

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