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Samsung's thinnest smartphone ever, the upcoming Galaxy A8, surfaces in newly-leaked images

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Samsung's thinnest smartphone ever, the upcoming Galaxy A8, surfaces in newly-leaked images
After yesterday's arrival of some real-life images of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy J5, we're totally not expecting yet another round of leaks regarding an incoming Samsung device so soon.

Yet, that seems to be the case - the Samsung Galaxy A8 that we've already heard about just popped up in a handful of real-life images.

First things first, it seems that just like many Samsung devices of late, the Galaxy A8 employs a metal frame, which is in line with Samsung's recent design trends. Size-wise, the suspicions that it will be extremely thing turn out to be seemingly true - it has dimensions of 157.7x76.7x5.9mm and a grand total weight of 140gr, which makes it the thinnest smartphone Samsung has ever made.

Apart from oggling at the images, we also get to know the specs of the device. After much speculation, it is seemingly confirmed that the device will indeed come with a 5.7-inch display and not a 5.5-inch one. As one can easily guess, we are dealing with a Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels.

Powering the device is an octa-core Snapdragon 615 chipset, paired with 2GB of RAM. A 16MP camera can be found at the back, while a 5MP one is taking care of selfies. There's also a 3,050mAh battery to keep the lights on, as well as 16GB of on-board storage, complemented by a microSD card slot. Android 5.1.1 is powering the device.

There's still no word on the release date or the availability of the phone, though we heard it might not be a China-exclusive.



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posted on 16 Jun 2015, 03:52 3

1. NotAGeek (Posts: 279; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


I expect it to have a more square-ish corners like the rest of the A Series phone.Side bezels look thin though

posted on 16 Jun 2015, 05:11 3

11. -ARTE- (banned) (Posts: 80; Member since: 14 Jun 2015)


I was thinking the same. It should look more squarish than curve. And 2gb Ram, only. A fail.

posted on 16 Jun 2015, 20:40 3

22. cheetah2k (Posts: 1507; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Not a fail for a mid ranger.. Still more RAM than an iphone lol

posted on 16 Jun 2015, 09:38

16. waddup121 (unregistered)


That thin and it seems like its 2.5D-esque curved too?

posted on 16 Jun 2015, 03:52

2. bujaa (Posts: 3; Member since: 15 Jun 2015)


Must see:http://fineartamerica.com/art/all/landscape/ca​nvas+prints

posted on 16 Jun 2015, 03:54

3. Loubielou (Posts: 501; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Looks very good indeed,but why couldn"t have Samsung put the Micro Sd Card Slot on the Galaxy S6

posted on 16 Jun 2015, 03:57 1

4. marchulya (Posts: 46; Member since: 18 Nov 2014)


bezels are etremely thin apart from it's frame thinness! cool!

posted on 16 Jun 2015, 03:58

5. aba71983 (Posts: 805; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)


Oh man....

Samsung is flooding low-end, mid-range phone in the whole world.

Can people still buy all of those phones?

Am I the only one who confused on their phone models.

WTF Samsung... Hell yeah, Apple iPhone

posted on 16 Jun 2015, 04:28 3

8. vergil9 (banned) (Posts: 517; Member since: 06 Apr 2015)


They're kinda improving with the naming scheme and number of phones, gone are the core, grand, trend, avant, etc etc.
The E, A, J, S, and Note naming scheme is much better compared to what they have before.

posted on 16 Jun 2015, 05:14 1

12. aba71983 (Posts: 805; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)


Maybe or maybe they don't have any idea which model name they going to introduce. Just like their OS named.

Why they can't build a S6 flagship phone and build a S6 mid-range phone.

posted on 16 Jun 2015, 16:56

20. javy108 (Posts: 1004; Member since: 27 Jul 2014)


I dont like Apple but youre right, Samsung is realeasing too many devices around the world, they should make a high-end flagship and a mid and low range device.

posted on 16 Jun 2015, 04:01 2

6. marchulya (Posts: 46; Member since: 18 Nov 2014)


to Loubielou, the problem is sd cards are not all so fast and durable. that could effect it's premium quality

posted on 16 Jun 2015, 04:12 2

7. Carlitos (Posts: 500; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


That is a pretty big battery compared to how thin it is. It support rumors of the Note 5 being thinner than the Note 4, while still adding a 4000maH battery. However, it questions as to why they did not do that on the galaxy s6/edge

posted on 16 Jun 2015, 04:38 2

9. Spedez (Posts: 437; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)


Revolutionary design! How does sammy keep innovating like that year after year...

posted on 16 Jun 2015, 04:44 2

10. Simona (unregistered)


Woow rear camera is not protruding .

posted on 17 Jun 2015, 01:27 1

23. ali17chin (Posts: 14; Member since: 01 Apr 2014)


What about your rear is it protruding?

posted on 16 Jun 2015, 05:45

13. Moose (Posts: 240; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)


I might have considered buying this phone if not for the wide top and bottom bezels. LG and HTC phones with narrow top and bottom bezels look so much more elegant. However, I like the 5.7 inch screen size without having to buy their expensive NOTE 4. But the wide bezels make it too unattractive for me

posted on 16 Jun 2015, 06:26 2

14. amir1999 (Posts: 9; Member since: 05 Feb 2015)


seems like samsung has removed the menu icon!
did you see that?

posted on 16 Jun 2015, 07:34

15. marchulya (Posts: 46; Member since: 18 Nov 2014)


yep! quite intrng

posted on 16 Jun 2015, 09:59

17. namesib (Posts: 96; Member since: 08 Feb 2015)


What do you mean? It's possible to turn off the backlight on the capacitive buttons.

posted on 17 Jun 2015, 13:37

24. amir1999 (Posts: 9; Member since: 05 Feb 2015)


I mean the menu icon on display... something like Huawei UI

posted on 16 Jun 2015, 10:17

18. WallStreetWolf (Posts: 289; Member since: 08 Apr 2013)


Where is the icon for the App Drawer? Why would they opt to put an SD card slot on this, but not on the S6?

posted on 16 Jun 2015, 16:57 1

21. javy108 (Posts: 1004; Member since: 27 Jul 2014)


Trust me on S7 the SD card will come back, it was a fail from Sammy and We hope they learned a lesson.

posted on 16 Jun 2015, 10:37 1

19. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1231; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


With all these phones coming out everyday, we can't get one high end compact phone?

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