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Samsung to launch Galaxy A8 this week

2018/01/02 11:04

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SEOUL, Jan. 2 (Yonhap) -- Samsung Electronics Co. plans to start sales of the mid-end Galaxy A8 smartphone this week, with the country's No. 2 mobile carrier KT Corp. beginning preorders Tuesday.

The mobile carrier said the factory price of the Galaxy A8 smartphone stands at 599,500 won (US$561), although discounts will be provided depending on subscription plans. The colors available are black, blue and gold.

The official release is slated for Friday.

The Galaxy A8 smartphone supports various features of Samsung's high-end models, including the mobile payment system, Samsung Pay. It also connects to the Gear VR, Samsung's virtual-reality headset.

The South Korean tech giant said the Galaxy A8 smartphone is the first Galaxy device to adopt a dual-lens camera on the front. The products will come with 16-megapixel and 8-megapixel cameras for selfies, along with a 16-megapixel camera on the back.

A model poses with Samsung Electronics Co.'s Galaxy A8 smartphone in this photo released by South Korea's No. 1 mobile carrier KT Corp. on Jan. 2, 2018. (Yonhap) A model poses with Samsung Electronics Co.'s Galaxy A8 smartphone in this photo released by South Korea's No. 1 mobile carrier KT Corp. on Jan. 2, 2018. (Yonhap)

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