What is the best way to announce a phone for which most of its specs have been leaked so far? Well, you just let the bird out of the cage, and that’s exactly what Samsung did with the very anticipated Galaxy A8, why? surely because it’s thinnest phone to date, and one of the slimmest Android smartphone ever built.
The Galaxy A8 is indeed sub-6mm thin (5.9mm to be precise), with 158mm length and 77mm width, weighing 151 grams to assure you of its premium chassis materials. It is equipped with a 5.7″ 1080p Super AMOLED screen, making it the largest phone in the metallic A-series. The handset runs on an octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, it features 2 GB of RAM, 16/32 GB of internal memory expandable via microSD.
The rear camera is a 16 megapixel ISOCELL endeavor, while the selfie-snapper offers 5 megapixel of resolution, and a wide f/1.9 aperture, just like on the S6. All of this is supported by a generous 3050 mAh battery, the flagship will run on Android 5.1 “Lollipop“, with an obligatory TouchWiz overlay on top. The phone will be also equipped with a fingerprint scanner embedded in the home key.
Sounds great so far, given that the A-series offers one of the most compact and pretty design out there, making the Galaxy A7 loses its ranking from list of the thinnest, lightest metal phones in the universe of the green robot. The Galaxy A8 is at least as compact for its largish screen size, which allows easy maneuverability with one hand.
Keep in mind that the phone appeared first on Samsung’s Chinese website, so it will be released exclusively in Asia for the moment, however, speaks volumes about the regions it is headed towards first, so as soon as we get more details on pricing and availability, those will be relayed in a timely manner. Any takers?