New hands-on photos of the Galaxy A8 show Samsung's thinnest smartphone again, fingerprint scanner confirmed

New hands-on photos of the Galaxy A8 show Samsung's thinnest smartphone ever again, fingerprint scan
While Samsung hasn't confirmed the existence of the Galaxy A8, the handset is almost certainly coming soon. Last month, the A8 was approved by China's telecom authorities, while also showing up in hands-on photos, and even in a hands-on video.

Today, we can see the Galaxy A8 once again, thanks to Chinese website PC Online, which had the chance to thoroughly check out the handset.

As previously reported, the Galaxy A8 measures 158 x 76.77 x 5.94 mm, being the thinnest Samsung smartphone to date. The A8 is built around a metal frame, and resembles the Galaxy S6 (at least when viewed from the front). However, this new Galaxy is not exactly a high-end device, though its features are pretty nice anyway.

Powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, the Galaxy A8 offers 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of expandable internal memory, a slimmed-down 16 MP ISOCELL rear camera, a 5 MP front-facing camera, and a 3050 mAh battery. The screen of the A8 is a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED one with 1080 x 1920 pixels, while the phone's home button doubles as a fingerprint scanner - just like on the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge.

It's said that the Galaxy A8 could cost around $500. Samsung will probably launch it in China first, but there's no word on exactly when this should happen. Also, we don't know if the A8 will be available in North America or Europe. But we'll let you know as soon as we find out.

Check out the Galaxy A8 in the hands-on photos below. Would you buy the smartphone for around $500 (unlocked, of course)?

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source: PC Online

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