Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) running on Android Marshmallow goes official

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) edition has been officially launched in Korea, after its renders were spotted couple of weeks back. It is the successor of the Galaxy A8 that was launched back in July last year. Lets check out the specifications, features and pricing of the device below.

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) running on Android Marshmallow goes official

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) Specifications

The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) rocks a 5.7-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD Always-on Super AMOLED display, that has a pixel density of 386 PPI and a screen-to-body ratio of 74.5%. It is powered by a quad-core Exynos 7420 14nm 64-bit processor along with Mali T760 MP8 GPU. It has 3 GB of RAM and comes with 32 GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 256 GB via microSD card. The phablet runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS out of the box with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI on top.

The Galaxy A8 features a 16 megapixel rear primary camera with LED flash, f/1.9 aperture. It can shoot Full HD 1080p videos. On the front, it has a 8 megapixel front-facing camera with f/1.9 aperture for better selfies and video calling in low lighting conditions. It has a fingerprint sensor embedded on its home button. It supports both Single SIM and Dual SIM (depending on region) and comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack and FM Radio. It has a fully metal unibody design, that is 7.2 mm thick and weighs 182 grams.

The Samsung Galaxy A8 includes 4G with VoLTE support, 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Dual Band), Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS, GLONASS and NFC as connectivity options. The phablet packs in a 3,300 mAh battery under the hood with fast charging support.

The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) is available in Blue, Pink and Grey color variants. It has been priced at 649,000 won (US $589 / INR Rs 39,196 approximately) in Korea. It can now be pre-ordered from local operator SK Telecom.


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