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Galaxy A8 to launch in South Korea on July 24th

The new Samsung Galaxy A8 will be launching in South Korea on July 24th with carrier SK Telecom.

Published onJuly 20, 2015

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.

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