Meet Galaxy A8: Samsung's thinnest smartphone ever

Samsung has quietly launched the all-new Galaxy A8. The highlight of this all-metal smartphone is its form factor, making it the lightest smartphone to ever come from the company.


While rumours around the upcoming Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy Edge+ are in full swing, Samsung has quietly launched the all-new Galaxy A8. The highlight of this all-metal smartphone is its form factor, making it the lightest smartphone to ever come from the company.

Priced at 3,199 yuan translating to approximately Rs 33,000, Samsung's Galaxy A8 will initially hit store shelves in Singapore and China. There is no word on India release yet.

 Meet Galaxy A8: Samsungs thinnest smartphone ever

The smartphone is 5.9mm thin and weighs just 5.3 oz, even as it comes fitted with a 5.7-inch, 1080p display. Under the hood, it is powered by an 8-core Snapdragon 615 chipse. On the camera front, one can expect a 16-megapixel f/2.2 rear snapper and a 5-megapixel f/1.9 front-facing camera.

It supports 4G and also comes equipped with a fingerprint scanner. This almost bezel-less smartphone comes with a high capacity 3,050mAh battery.

We've previously seen several phones aiming to achieve slimmest form factor and the A8 will compete with the likes of 4.75mm Vivo X5 Max, 4.85mm Oppo R5 and 5.1mm Gionee Elife S5.1.

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