We all knew that it was coming, thanks to the rumors and now it's official. The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) is going on pre-order in South Korea on October 1, with a price tag of 649,000 won ($580). The smartphone will be exclusive to SK telecom for now. We are not sure whether the smartphone will be sold off-shores as well, but there is a chance that it might be in at least certain specific markets. Check out the specs below to get a closer look at what Samsung is offering with the new incarnation of the A8.
· 5.7-inch Super AMOLED Full High Definition display
· Always On display
· Samsung Exynos 7420 octa-core 14nm processor
· 3GB RAM
· 32GB of internal storage
· 16-megapixel rear camera
· 8-megapixel front camera
· Fingerprint scanner embedded in the Home button
· 3,300mAh battery
· Samsung Grace UX on top of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
· Samsung Pay enabled
To be frank, the new A8 (2016) just seems like a tweaked Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, minus the Quad High Definition Edge display (ironically). There is no doubt that the Exynos 7420 is still quite a capable chip, but considering that it's already more than a year old, the A8 (2016) may not be the best option for the price, except for the strictest of Samsung fans of course.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)