Samsung Galaxy A8 (the thinnest Galaxy ever) shows up in new photos, visits the FCC

Samsung Galaxy A8 (the thinnest Galaxy ever) shows up in new photos, visits the FCC
At the moment, Samsung's skinniest smartphone (from the ones that have been officially announced) is the Galaxy A7, a device that's only 6.3 mm thin. But this will soon be dethroned by the Galaxy A8, which is even thinner, measuring 158 x 76.77 x 5.94 mm - thus being Samsung's first handset to have a thickness of under 6 mm.

While Samsung hasn't confirmed the existence of the A8, we've already seen the smartphone in several live photos. And now we can see it in new images, thanks to the fact that the device was approved by China's Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center (aka TENAA).

TENAA is confirming that the Galaxy A8 (model number SM-A8000) is only 5.94 mm thin, while also confirming many of its features. The new handset sports a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with 1080 x 1920 pixels, runs Android 5.1 Lollipop, and is powered by an octa-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon 615 processor. The A8 also comes with LTE, a 5 MP front-facing camera, a 16 MP rear camera, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of expandable storage space, and a 3050 mAh battery.

The Galaxy A8 is built around a metal frame, and kind of looks like a larger Galaxy S6.

In addition to being certified in China, the A8 was also recently approved by the FCC. However, the A8 that visited the FCC only has support for LTE band 41, which means it's a China-bound model. We don't know exactly when Samsung will announce the Galaxy A8, but it should happen pretty soon.


sources: TENAA, FCC

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21 Comments

1. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

the first bendless phone.

18. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Galaxy Whatever

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

3050mAh battery in a 5.94mm body? Holy f--k!

3. waddup121 unregistered

5.7 inch tho.

7. lamnpt

Posts: 12; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

@Papa: the phone will be increased from the wide instead of thick.

12. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Not it wont. The iPhone 6 Plus is actually wider. So your wrong.

9. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

Yeah there is nothing groundbreaking about 3000mAh on 5.7 inch phone especially when some unknown brand Gionee can put 2700mAh battery inside 139.8 x 67.4 x 5.5 mm dimensions with 5.2" display. http://m.gsmarena.com/gionee_elife_s7-7032.php

8. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Doesn't this make you wonder, what Apple is selling you? Samung Galaxy devices are simply superior, I don't care if they only sell 10M of them. After all a Porsche is superior to a Camry, but sells numbers won't tell you that.

14. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I'm happy with my 6 Plus. I'm 99% sure I'll jump ship to the 6S Plus on launch this year.

15. Athene

Posts: 72; Member since: Jun 22, 2015

A Porsche and Camry can not compete together. A Galaxy and iPhone can, neck and neck. A better comparison would be Venom GT to Veyron.

21. WallStreetWolf

Posts: 289; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

I can't even believe you received likes for this terrible comparison. The last sentence allowed me to write you off completely.

19. Osama99

Posts: 41; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

I was wondering the same thing.

4. waddup121 unregistered

Samsung be like "I'm up right now"

5. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I don't understand why thinnest is now a spec. I don't care about how thin, it is; I want to know what it can do. Looks cool though. Looks like a larger S6.

13. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

You're basically the embodiment of what majority of the people of this site thinks.

6. saratew

Posts: 28; Member since: Apr 15, 2012

It looks nice.

10. EbonyPericarp

Posts: 67; Member since: May 02, 2015

Surely this is just bling for the vain.

11. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Wow look at the dimensions, it's the same.height ad the iPhone 6 Plus, is not as wide and thinner too. Yet packs a 5.7" display like the Note 4 and 2GB of ram.and borrows the same 5 and 16MP cameras from the S6 models and has similar design to the S6 too. It's basically a Note 4 without the pen and spenn apps. This is a nice phone and with Android 5.1.1 and the new S6 TouchWiz with the new UI this phone is gonna be nice. Won't bend either. Wow this new Samsung is starting to be nice. After awhile their whole Galaxy lineup will be metal clad phones and they will be selling more of them than Apple in just another year. I think the Alpha was a flop is because it was small and was oy 720p. If Sammmy had made it 5.1" and gave it 1080p and a 5MP and 16MP shooter, it would have sold like hotcakes. If Sammy would being this to the USA and drop the costs to $400 off contract, it would sell like crazy.

16. ChunkDiesel072014

Posts: 39; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

I just wish Samsung would make a galaxy note 8 with s6 design and the latest and most powerful internals. 4k display deca core processor 128gb expandable 5gb ram android 5.1 or M 16mp camera in back 8 front dual speakers 4g lte fingerprint scanner and note 4 features

17. Simona unregistered

no stupidly protruding camera .. AT LAST sammy .. first time in your phone industry ... :)

20. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 371; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

Looks great, love the dimensions and almost lack of side bezels.

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