South Korea getting Samsung Galaxy A8 today

Samsung recently officially lifted the lid on the Galaxy A8, its slimmest smartphone ever at only 5.9 mm. At the unveiling, Samsung said that the smartphone would first be available in China. Now we’ve learned that South Korea is getting the smartphone as we speak.


The news comes to us courtesy of SammyHub. According to the site, Samsung released the Galaxy A8 on the 24th of July (today) in South Korea. The white and gold colour options will be available via South Korean network operator SKT for the equivalent of around £382.

To recap, the Samsung Galaxy A8 sports a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels (pixel density of 386 ppi), a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera with an f/1.9 aperture that allows for high-quality photos in even the poorest light conditions, a 5-megapixel front-facing selfie-centric camera, 16 GB ot 32 GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot (as much as 128 GB), a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 64-bit octa-core processor with cores clocked at 1.5 GHz and an Adreno 405 GPU to handle graphics, 2 GB of RAM, a fingerprint scanner integrated into the home button, and a 3,050 mAh battery to keep the lights on. It runs Android 5.1 (Lollipop) out of the box.

Now that we know the Samsung Galaxy A8 is now available in China and South Korea, the question is, will it be available in other international markets? Keep it here at Phones LTD for further updates.

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