Baku. 22 July. REPORT.AZ/ Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy A8, its thinnest smartphone to date, will go on sale in its home market of South Korea on July 24, Report informs citing foreign media.
Just last week, Samsung had unveiled the Galaxy A8 in China, which at just 0.23 inches or 5.9 millimeters, is the thinnest smartphone to be ever made by the company. Weighing just 5.3 ounces, or 151 grams, the Galaxy A8 comes with a metallic body and an extremely slim frame. The Galaxy A8 features a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a 1080 x 1920 resolution, offering a pixel density of 386ppi. The super-slim handset is powered by Qualcomm's 64-bit Snapdragon 615 SoC clocked at 1.5GHz, paired with Adreno 405 GPU for graphics, and 2GB of RAM. The Samsung Galaxy A8 offers 16GB/32GB of native storage, which can be expanded up to 128GB via microSD card.
The Galaxy A8 sports a fingerprint scanner embedded in the Home button, along with a 16MP rear camera featuring an f/1.9 aperture, which allows users to take quality snapshots in sub-optimal lighting environments, accompanied by a 5MP front snapper for taking selfies and video chats. The handset packs a 3050mAh battery and ships with Android 5.1 pre-installed. The Samsung Galaxy A8 will be available in South Korea from local carrier SK Telecom in white and gold, at a price equivalent to $563, with a black case option to be offered at a later date. SK Telecom has already begun accepting pre-orders for the Galaxy A8 and will continue until July 23.
Samsung has not yet provided the pricing and availability details of the Galaxy A8 for other countries, though earlier rumors have suggested that the 16GB version of the handset will be priced at about $515, while the 32GB model will sell for around $564