Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) with 5.7-inch Screen Unveiled in South Korea

On: October 1, 2016

Samsung officially unveiled the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) in South Korea, a successor of the current Samsung Galaxy A8 which was released back in August 2015. It has been quite some time since the device was found listed on GFXBench back in July this year. A couple of weeks ago, the phone was spotted on AnTuTu benchmark results.


The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) boasts a full-metal design. As far as its looks are concerned, Samsung doesn’t seem to have brought in major changes compared to its predecessor. However, the device comes with Always On display, something Samsung introduced with its flagship Galaxy S7 series earlier this year.

The device sports a massive 5.7-inch Full HD screen. It is powered by the Samsung Exynos Octa 7420 processor clocked up to 2.1GHz alongside Adreno 405 GPU and 3GB of RAM. The device runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box.

The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) packs in a 3300mAh non-removable battery. The device comes with 32GB of internal storage, which is further expandable up to 256GB via microSD card. It supports Wi-Fi, LTE, Bluetooth, GPS, FM Radio, and microUSB 2.0 connectivity solutions.

It houses a 16-megapixel primary autofocus camera on the back with f/1.9 aperture and LED flash. The camera can record 1080p Full HD videos at 30 frames per second (fps). It also has an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with f/1.9 aperture. The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) costs 649,000 South Korean Won (approximately Rs.39,190).

Key Specifications of the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016)

Display 5.7-inch (1080p Full HD)
Processor 2.1GHz Samsung Exynos Octa 7420
Camera 16MP Rear, 8MP Front
Internal storage 32GB (Expandable up to 256GB)
Operating system Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Battery 3300mAh Non-Removable


Tanmay Patange

Associate Editor at Pricebaba, Tanmay is working in the tech writing and content industry since 2011. His experience ranges from writing all thing tech, and sometimes with a pinch of salt. He admires Silicon Valley and HBO Newsroom the most and has a dream of becoming the next Will McAvoy some day. Contact him at

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