Samsung unveils its thinnest smartphone to date, Galaxy A8 with 5.9 mm thin profile
After series of leaks and rumours, Samsung has officially took the wraps off its thinnest smartphone to date called the Samsung Galaxy A8. The Galaxy A8 is a feature-packed mid-range device with premium build and has Galaxy S6-like design philosophy. Samsung Galaxy A8 comes in black, white and gold colours and has only been launched officially in China at this moment.
There is no word on pricing and availability details yet. Samsung is also yet to confirm whether or not the Galaxy A8 is going to be released in other markets across the globe.
As far as specifications are concerned, Samsung Galaxy A8 comes with a 5.7-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display, 1.5GHz 64-bit Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, Adreno 405 GPU, 2GB RAM and runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box.
The smartphone has full metal uni-body design measuring 158 x 76.8 x 5.9 mm and weights 151 grams. Like other flagship models, the Galaxy A8 also features fingerprint scanner on the home button.
When it comes to imaging, Samsung has stuffed the Galaxy A8 with a 16MP rear camera with LED flash and f/1.9 aperture and a 5MP front facing 120 degree wide-angle-lens selfie camera. Other specifications include 16GB / 32GB of internal storage with microSD card support, 3,050 mAh battery and dual-SIM support (depending on the region).
The dual-SIM tray is a hybrid one, where microSD card slot is shared with the second SIM slot so you can't get both dual-SIM and microSD at the same time. Connectivity series include 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 + 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.1 and GPS/ GLONASS.