Full Galaxy A8 dimensions pop up, just 5.94mm thin, price pegged at $500

By now we know everything there is to know about Samsung's thinnest phone, the Galaxy A8. It is expected to be sub-6mm thin, and sport a 5.7" 1080p Super AMOLED display, making it the largest phone in the metallic A-series. The handset is to run on an octa-core Snapdragon 615, clocked at 1.8 GHz, and have 2 GB of RAM, 16/32 GB of internal memory, plus a microSD slot. 

The rear camera will be a 16 MP ISOCELL endeavor, while the selfie-snapper is listed with 5 MP resolution, and a wide f/1.9 aperture, just like on the S6. All of this is to be backed up by a fairly generous 3050 mAh battery, and run Android 5.1 Lollipop, with the obligatory TouchWiz overlay on top. The phone is expected to land with a fingerprint scanner embedded in the home key, too.

Sounds great so far, given that the A-series offers one of the most compact and pretty Androids out there, and the Galaxy A7 even topped our list of the thinnest, lightest metal phones in the universe of the green robot. The Galaxy A8 is shaping up to be at least as compact for its largish screen size, but how compact exactly? Well, we had one leaked screenshot of its dimensions, and now a spy shot from Malaysia, where the phone's launch is pegged as imminent, confirms them. The Galaxy A8 will be 158 x 76.77 x 5.94mm large, which is a pretty good achievement for an all-metal 5.7-incher with a 3000+ mAh battery. 

Last but not least, the Malaysian source claims that the phone will be launched there with a RM1,888 price, which translates to about $500, or as much as was tipped the other day. This will make it the most expensive phone in the A-series, as the Galaxy A7 can now be found for about $400, while the A8 will come to fill the gap between the S6 and the A7, apparently. Any takers?

source: MDroid.my

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Galaxy A8
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, Octa-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3050 mAh



1. WeezyF

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 09, 2015

500$ for this and people wonder why they are loosing market share and also decreasing revenue. Samsung have lost their ways. I'm currently using a Samsung phone but to be sincere I don't think Samsung are going the right way.

13. bangkoktomboy

Posts: 70; Member since: Jun 29, 2015

So are you suggesting Samsung to lower the price even if that's going to make them losing net profit? Samsung is about quality, and force them to sell their phones cheaply like Chinese is impossible. I used to be interested in those China phones like oneplus one, oppo and Huwei because their price level are attractive. But after seeing them in real experience, I changed my mind. I would say Samsung phones are in upper class and quality.

16. gaming64 unregistered

You don't understand the point. This is a mid-ranged phone with mid-range specs. The $500 price tag is too high for what the phone offers.

22. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

The only mid range thing is Sd615 if Samsung replaced it with exynos it can pass as flagship price.

23. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

an embeded fingerprint sensor, Galaxy S6's 16MP ISOCELL camera sensor in a thinner package with the same f/1.9 aperture for both front and rear camera, a slim design that can pack a 3050mAh battery, an aluminium unibody all that and they asked for $500 and you think it's overprice? I dont know if phones are getting cheaper, or is it the consumers' minds I myself would love to have this phone, even when I'm not even a Samsung fan

36. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Too bad about that touchwiz.

37. darkkjedii

Posts: 31026; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Then what's the iPhone, and look at it's price.

38. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

This will be $400 in no time. Just wait for 2months.

20. Djz89

Posts: 443; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

"Samsung is all about quality " Lol

14. gaming64 unregistered

They are going for premium pricing. Products priced like this don't get too successful in the world of Android.

24. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

True, Samsung prices some phones too high and then after some time they are on sale on ebay for too low. I bought new alpha in March for $260.

19. waddup121 unregistered

That's not too bad..

2. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Samsung making a gazillion different phone variants that will largely end up like the E.T. video game 30+ years ago. And on top of that they p1ss off loyal users like myself with sealing in the battery on their latest models...All the while they said they are losing money and would be making less variants because of such: mobile extremetech com/mobile/222317-samsung-realizes-its-making-too-​many-phones-will-cut-lineup-by-30-percent?origref=

4. WeezyF

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 09, 2015

Ur comment just said it all man. I'm not much of a fan of lg though I've used a nexus 4 two times but I feel like Samsung is giving away their customers to lg. Lg phones have removable batteries and SD cards. Its gonna get really hard for Samsung.

11. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014


32. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

I've seen the Same comment in many articles. Really getting tired of it.

3. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Way to expensive! Also not a fan of 4:3 aspect ratio & resolution is lower than the 8.4 tab Samsung put out last year.

5. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Oh wrong article.... I was thinking of another overpriced Samsung product

33. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

atleast it has 2 gigs of RAM.

6. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

Should be $400, not $500. That's an overpay for sure. I'd rather pick up a LG G3 for $399 than the A8 at $500

25. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

You can get S6 for $500 on ebay.

7. MachDaddy

Posts: 52; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

Why not jam another mm to the width and make it a 4000 mah battery?

15. gaming64 unregistered

That would make the device more expensive considering the price and f*ck the thinness factor for all I care, I want improvement in any way possible.

8. MachDaddy

Posts: 52; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

Why not jam another mm to the width and make it a 4000 mah battery?

18. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

You guys will keep on asking. If there was 4000mAh and 6.94 mm, You would ask for an even bigger one. Be satisfied there is 3000 mAh.

9. kabiluddin

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

The phone is 5.94mm and inside it it has Snapdragon 615. Overheating confirmed.

28. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Its clocked at 1.8 Ghz.

35. Guaire

Posts: 886; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Probably it's Exynos 5430. The SD615 is clocked to 1.7GHz.

10. gaming64 unregistered

This is a very nice phone but I won't pay for that kind of price. That's flagship price already, perhaps too overpriced.

26. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

I bet the Price would drop in a few months time. Look at Galaxy Alpha.

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