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Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016)

The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) (stylized as SAMSUNG Galaxy A86) is an Android phablet produced by Samsung Electronics. It was introduced on September 30, 2016 by South Korean telecom provider SK Telecom.[1] Unlike most Galaxy A series smartphones, the Galaxy A8 (2016) has a better processor similar to Samsung's 2015 flagships, the Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and Samsung Galaxy Note 5.

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016)
BrandSamsung Galaxy
ManufacturerSamsung Electronics
SeriesGalaxy A series
ModelA810F (Global - Single SIM)
A810F/DS (Global - Dual SIM)
A810S (South Korea)
Compatible networks2G GSM & EDGE
3G (UMTS/HSPA/CDMA/TD-SCDMA)
4G (FDD/TDD LTE)
First releasedSeptember 30, 2016; 2 years ago (2016-09-30)
Availability by regionOctober 1, 2016 (2016-10-01)
PredecessorSamsung Galaxy A8 (2015)
SuccessorSamsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
RelatedSamsung Galaxy A3 (2016)
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016)
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2016)
Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (2016)
TypePhablet
Dimensions156 mm (6.1 in) H
76.8 mm (3.02 in) W
7.2 mm (0.28 in) D
Mass182 grams (6.4 oz)
Operating systemOriginal: Android 6.0.1 "Marshmallow"
Current: Android 8.0 "Oreo"
System on chipExynos 7 Octa 7420
CPUQuad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57 + quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUMali-T760MP8
Memory3 GB LPDDR3 RAM
Storage32 GB
Removable storageup to 256 GB
Batterynon-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh with fast-charging technology
Data inputs
Display5.7 in (140 mm) 1920x1080 pixel (386 ppi) Full HD Super AMOLED
Gorilla Glass 4
Rear camera16 MP ISOCELL sensor
Front camera5 MP sensor
ConnectivityWLAN, NFC, Bluetooth 4.2, USB

Following its release, the Galaxy A8 (2016) is only available in the South Korean market with a price of 649,000 South Korean won (estimated around 580 USD), as of October 1, 2016. Other countries are expected to release the device soon.[2]

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HardwareEdit

The smartphone features an Exynos 7420 SoC consisting of 4 ARM Cortex-A57 and 4 Cortex-A53 backed by the Mali-T760MP8 GPU and sports 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB internal storage, expandable to 256 GB via a MicroSD slot which can also be used for a second Nano-SIM (in international versions). The device retains a non-removable battery like its predecessor, rated at 3500 mAh with Adaptive Fast Charging technology. The Galaxy A8 (2016) also has a fingerprint scanner and support for Samsung Pay with NFC and MST communication technologies.[3]

DesignEdit

The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) has a full metal body, similar to the previous Samsung Galaxy A8. The Galaxy A8 (2016) has a larger 5.7-inch display compared to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, but it uses a Full HD Super AMOLED. The Galaxy A8 (2016)’s front display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4.

SoftwareEdit

The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with Grace UX interface introduced in the Galaxy Note 7. A new "Always On display" functionality displays a clock, calendar, and notifications on-screen when the device is in standby, similar to Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge.[4]

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