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Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016)
Brand Samsung Galaxy
Manufacturer Samsung Electronics
Series Galaxy A series
Model A810F (Global - Single SIM)
A810F/DS (Global - Dual SIM)
A810S (South Korea)
Compatible networks 2G GSM & EDGE
3G (UMTS/HSPA/CDMA/TD-SCDMA)
4G (FDD/TDD LTE)
First released September 30, 2016; 18 months ago (2016-09-30)
Availability by country October 1, 2016 (2016-10-01)
Predecessor Samsung Galaxy A8 (2015)
Successor Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
Related Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016)
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016)
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2016)
Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (2016)
Type Phablet
Dimensions 156 mm (6.1 in) H
76.8 mm (3.02 in) W
7.2 mm (0.28 in) D
Weight 182 grams (6.4 oz)
Operating system Original: Android 6.0.1 "Marshmallow"
Current: Android 7.0 "Nougat"
System on chip Exynos 7 Octa 7420
CPU Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57 + quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Mali-T760MP8
Memory 3 GB LPDDR3 RAM
Storage 32 GB
Removable storage up to 256 GB
Battery non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh with fast-charging technology
Data inputs
Display 5.7 in (140 mm) 1920x1080 pixel (386 ppi) Full HD Super AMOLED
Gorilla Glass 4
Rear camera 16 MP ISOCELL sensor
Front camera 5 MP sensor
Connectivity WLAN, NFC, Bluetooth 4.2, USB

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) provides with a better processor similar to Samsung's 2015 flagships, the Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and Samsung Galaxy Note 5.

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]

Hardware[edit]

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]

Design[edit]

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

Software[edit]

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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