SK Telecom starts selling the Galaxy A8 in South Korea

galaxy-a8-2We reported a few days back that following its initial launch in China the Galaxy A8 is going to make its way to Samsung’s home base where it will be exclusively sold through SK Telecom. The carrier has started selling Samsung’s thinnest smartphone yet today for 649,000 won – that’s close to $560. Some might think that this is too much to ask for a mid-range smartphone but then again this happens to be one of the most feature-packed mid-range smartphones that Samsung has ever produced.

Samsung Galaxy A8 features a 5.7-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display with an octa-core Snapdragon 615 process underneath that’s hooked up to 2GB RAM. It also features a 16-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front camera, 16GB internal storage with microSD card support, fingerprint sensor LTE and a 3,050mAh battery. All of this is housed in a metallic body that’s just 5.9mm thin. Samsung is yet to reveal if it plans on bringing this handset to any other markets in the near future.


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