Samsung Galaxy A8

Following its unveiling in China last week, the Samsung Galaxy A8 looks set to launch in its home country of South Korea on July 24th, in a partnership with local carrier SK Telecom.

The Galaxy A8 will initially be available in the white and gold color option, at a cost of ₩649,000 (approximately $560). For the price, Samsung is offering customers one of the thinnest Android phone’s ever made, with a depth of just 5.9mm.

In case you missed last week’s unveiling, the Galaxy A8 features a 5.7-inch display with a 1080p resolution, an octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage with a microSD slot. There’s also a 16 megapixel rear camera, 5 megapixel front camera, 3050mAh battery, finger print scanner and Android 5.1.1 on board.

The A8 features everything you could ask from a daily driver and nicely bridges the gap between Samsung’s existing mid-range and flagship products. Although it might be a little pricey when compared to Samsung’s Galaxy S6 flagship.

SK Telecom will be accepting pre-orders for the A8 from 10am on July 21st until the 23rd. The black case option will also be made available at a later date. Other than China and South Korea, Samsung has not detailed any other launch regions, but we can probably expect a few more announcements as the weeks roll by.