Samsung introduced its thinnest smartphone yet — the 5.9mm thick Galaxy A8 — in China earlier this month, and has now launched the handset in its home market. The Galaxy A8 will be available starting July 24 from SK Telecom for 649,000 Korean Won ($563), with white and gold color options on offer.
The Galaxy A8 is Samsung's answer to growing competition in the mid-range segment, with the manufacturer creating a thinner 16MP ISOCELL camera sensor that can fit into the chassis of the phone as well as incorporating a fingerprint scanner into the home button. Also included is a 5.7-inch full-HD display, 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615 SoC, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, microSD slot, 5MP front shooter, LTE connectivity and a 3,050mAh battery. The phone comes with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box.