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?