Samsung’s Galaxy A8 is its Thinnest Phone Yet

You are not surprised at all at this, are you? Because if you are, we’ll be surprised. After months of grueling speculation and not-so-special leaks, Samsung’s worst kept secret ever is now official. It’s surprising even to think that this is the same company which hid the Galaxy S III inexplicably well.

It’s also Samsung’s thinnest phone, but of course you know that. There’s a slight camera bump but that’s manageable and less so than in the S6/S6 Edge.

Being the highest-end A-series phone, the A8 comes with a 5.7” 1080p display with Super AMOLED at the front. There’s optional dual-SIM capability, reportedly, with support for 4G LTE onboard too. Underneath, you get a mid-range 64-bit, octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor with two quad-core Cortex-A53 CPUs clocked at 1.5Ghz and 1Ghz.

The Samsung Galaxy A8 is the most premium smartphone in the series

At the back is a 16 megapixel camera with LED Flash and 1080p video, along with a 5 mp selfie shooter at the front. Connectivity modes are highlighted by NFC, Wi-Fi and 4G LTE. The battery at the back is of an impressive 3,050 mAh capacity, with standby time of up to 304 hours. Finally, there’s the oh-so-important fingerprint scanner, which is embedded on the home button.

One thing we still don’t know officially is the price, but the A8 certainly won’t cheap. It is nice to see that Samsung is at last bringing better-designed phones down its food-chain, and the A8 is just another step in the (seemingly) right direction.

Samsung Galaxy A8:

  • samsung galaxy a8CPU: 1.5 Ghz quad-core + 1 Ghz quad-core Cortex-A53
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
  • OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop, customized with TouchWiz
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
  • Design: 5.9mm thick, 151 grams weight
  • Display: 5.7” with Full HD 1080p resolution
    • Super AMOLED with Gorilla Glass
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 2 GB
    • Internal: 16 or 32 GB
    • Card slot: yes
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 16 megapixel with 1080p video, OIS and f/1.9
    • Secondary: 5 megapixel, 1080p
  • Connectivity: NFC, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS
  • Battery: 3,050 mAh
  • Available in Pearl White, Midnight Black and Champagne Gold

  • If the price of this phone goes a bit near 50k rupees… then this phone will be the direct competitor to the huawei p8

      • i don’t understand why pakistani’s always prefer mobile above 50k?. Even a 30k one plus one is better than this samsung phone.

        • dear all lantio itna mehnga fone kharidne ke bajaye isse gharibo main banto jo bachon smait khud kashian kar rahe hai……….for god sake.

          • mei kisi ko nahe kah raha woh zaror itna mehnga phone khaaredein mein sirf yeh kah raha hoon price to performance ratio deko. khudkushi haram hai lekin yeh in logon ka apna kassor hai jjin inho ney corrupt hukamran apnay uper musalat kiye hain. agar ap ko pakistan sey kabhi bahir jane ka mauka milay to pls look at their rulers too.

        • Becux usually a mobile above 50k has great specs… usually the best that are available. But… i might want to change my worda there … as on another glance… this phone doesnt look quite as good as huawei p8… a bit below it actually ..

      • Bhai 70k ka lyu hoga? Isme kya heerey lgey hein… 50k tou max estimate rkha he… iski price 35-50k ki range mein hi hogi

  • Thinnest phone ever in Samsung, Yes. Thinest phone in smartphone:NO. Oppo R5 is thinnest phone in smart phones. 4.85 mm.

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