New, official-looking renders of Samsung's thinnest device yet, the Galaxy A8, confirm rumored specs

New, official-looking renders of Samsung's thinnest device yet, the Galaxy A8, confirm rumored specs
While we first heard of the possibility of a new addition to Samsung's Galaxy A line back in March — the Galaxy A8 — it wasn't until May that we knew more in terms of specs, and until earlier today that we had an idea about the way the device would be priced and when it would get released. Chinese e-store Sunning has been responsible for some of this intel, and it's back again with more concrete proof, cited by @OnLeaks (and since removed). This time around, we're looking at two new renders that once again show us the A8 in the flesh, but also confirm rumored specs.

To start off, the slender exterior is highlighted once again. That's not surprising, seeing as how the A8 is on path to becoming the slimmest Samsung device to date, at 0.23 inches (5.9 mm). The new renders also make mention of a 16-megapixel main camera with super-wide, f/1.9 aperture, a fingerprtint scanner embedded into the physical Home button on the front lower bezel, and a hearty, 3,050 mAh battery. The cell that Samsung has managed to fit is particularly impressive, given how thin the phone is — even if it's plenty large, at 5.7-inches (1080p). Other specs that have been suggested so far include an octa-core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, and 2GB of RAM.

As we learned earlier today, the Galaxy A8 will cost the equivalent of about 439 EUR (~$483) in China, where it'll launch (we're told) on July 17. Right now, we have no information on whether the slick device will be made available outside of the Middle Kingdom, though it's certainly possible considering other members of the Galaxy A family are sold worldwide.

via: @OnLeaks (page now taken down)



1. gaming64 unregistered

At least this phone packed big guns rather than being a hollow hull.

6. waddup121 unregistered

Great phone, awesome first generation of a device of this type.

9. unregistered

A 3GB of ram would have been a good feature in this phone. It's very unfortunate. Samsung always leave something out to make their phones first choice.

2. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Very nice looking phone right their.Looks like a top model. Very refined and thin. Though it appears to bulge as you go up, but still very impressive.

3. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

So beautiful. Specs aren't bad. Couldn't they redesign the rear. Looks awful like on the S3. Speakers should be bottom/front facing. Great Job Sammy

11. imran86

Posts: 208; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

I also thought the same about A7 but you can feel how premium it is after you hold it.

4. dmakun

Posts: 382; Member since: Jun 06, 2011

A very beautiful Samsung phone. +1 for the microsd slot in that svelte and thin profile.

8. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

An easy task as it uses emmc to keep the cost down, uses more power and is very slow

5. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Another one to think about. let's wait Note 5.

7. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Replace the processor with the new exynos and it can pass as samsung flagship.. Oh and price is surprisingly good! I would rather have this than oppo or xiaomi upcoming flagship with the problematic sd810. Ironic but it sound like samsung offer better bang per buck than xiaomi and oppo right now.

10. epdm2be

Posts: 822; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Oh dear, yet another anorexic crappy device with no removable battery. Haven't we got enough of this s**t? BTW, If I want a kitchen knife I'll shop at the kitchen department not Samsung.

12. dimas

Posts: 3373; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Damn, another phablet with small battery. The choices for 4 inch displays with flagship specs are getting smaller every year.

13. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

how is a 3050mAh battery small? Please elaborate

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