The 2016 iteration of the Samsung Galaxy A8 has recently been launched in the company’s home country, South Korea. Interestingly, despite belonging in Samsung’s Galaxy A series of smartphones – which are typically mid-range offerings – the A8 has the same processor as Samsung’s one-year-old flagships, the Galaxy S6 duo.
Powering the Galaxy A8 is none other than Samsung’s very own Exynos 7420 processor; the very same chipset found in the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. Although the Exynos 7420 isn’t the most modern processor, it’s still a very capable one. After all, the Galaxy A lineup isn’t touted as the company’s flagship offering.
In comparison to its predecessor, the Galaxy A8 (2016) has a unibody metal design now, which gives it a more premium appearance – it should feel more solid over the 2015 Galaxy A8 as well, considering the latter had a plastic back instead.
Other specifications of the 2016 Galaxy A8 include a 5.7-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, 16MP rear and 8MP front-facing shooters, a 3,500mAh battery, as well as a fingerprint sensor. The Galaxy A8 also ship with Samsung’s new Grace UX, which was first introduced on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) is now available for pre-order in South Korea for 649,000 South Korean won, which comes up to about RM2,420. As usual, it remains to be seen if the new Galaxy A8 will be officially available in Malaysia.