Samsung's thinnest smartphone ever, the upcoming Galaxy A8, surfaces in newly-leaked images

Samsung's thinnest smartphone ever, the upcoming Galaxy A8, surfaces in newly-leaked images
After yesterday's arrival of some real-life images of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy J5, we're totally not expecting yet another round of leaks regarding an incoming Samsung device so soon.

Yet, that seems to be the case - the Samsung Galaxy A8 that we've already heard about just popped up in a handful of real-life images.

First things first, it seems that just like many Samsung devices of late, the Galaxy A8 employs a metal frame, which is in line with Samsung's recent design trends. Size-wise, the suspicions that it will be extremely thing turn out to be seemingly true - it has dimensions of 157.7x76.7x5.9mm and a grand total weight of 140gr, which makes it the thinnest smartphone Samsung has ever made.

Apart from oggling at the images, we also get to know the specs of the device. After much speculation, it is seemingly confirmed that the device will indeed come with a 5.7-inch display and not a 5.5-inch one. As one can easily guess, we are dealing with a Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels.

Powering the device is an octa-core Snapdragon 615 chipset, paired with 2GB of RAM. A 16MP camera can be found at the back, while a 5MP one is taking care of selfies. There's also a 3,050mAh battery to keep the lights on, as well as 16GB of on-board storage, complemented by a microSD card slot. Android 5.1.1 is powering the device.

There's still no word on the release date or the availability of the phone, though we heard it might not be a China-exclusive.



1. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I expect it to have a more square-ish corners like the rest of the A Series phone.Side bezels look thin though

11. -ARTE-

Posts: 80; Member since: Jun 14, 2015

I was thinking the same. It should look more squarish than curve. And 2gb Ram, only. A fail.

22. cheetah2k

Posts: 2256; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Not a fail for a mid ranger.. Still more RAM than an iphone lol

16. waddup121 unregistered

That thin and it seems like its 2.5D-esque curved too?

2. bujaa

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 15, 2015

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3. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Looks very good indeed,but why couldn"t have Samsung put the Micro Sd Card Slot on the Galaxy S6

4. marchulya

Posts: 56; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

bezels are etremely thin apart from it's frame thinness! cool!

5. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Oh man.... Samsung is flooding low-end, mid-range phone in the whole world. Can people still buy all of those phones? Am I the only one who confused on their phone models. WTF Samsung... Hell yeah, Apple iPhone

8. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

They're kinda improving with the naming scheme and number of phones, gone are the core, grand, trend, avant, etc etc. The E, A, J, S, and Note naming scheme is much better compared to what they have before.

12. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Maybe or maybe they don't have any idea which model name they going to introduce. Just like their OS named. Why they can't build a S6 flagship phone and build a S6 mid-range phone.

20. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

I dont like Apple but youre right, Samsung is realeasing too many devices around the world, they should make a high-end flagship and a mid and low range device.

6. marchulya

Posts: 56; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

to Loubielou, the problem is sd cards are not all so fast and durable. that could effect it's premium quality

7. Carlitos

Posts: 668; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

That is a pretty big battery compared to how thin it is. It support rumors of the Note 5 being thinner than the Note 4, while still adding a 4000maH battery. However, it questions as to why they did not do that on the galaxy s6/edge

9. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Revolutionary design! How does sammy keep innovating like that year after year...

10. Simona unregistered

Woow rear camera is not protruding .

23. ali17chin

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

What about your rear is it protruding?

13. Moose

Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

I might have considered buying this phone if not for the wide top and bottom bezels. LG and HTC phones with narrow top and bottom bezels look so much more elegant. However, I like the 5.7 inch screen size without having to buy their expensive NOTE 4. But the wide bezels make it too unattractive for me

14. amir1999 unregistered

seems like samsung has removed the menu icon! did you see that?

15. marchulya

Posts: 56; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

yep! quite intrng

17. namesib

Posts: 97; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

What do you mean? It's possible to turn off the backlight on the capacitive buttons.

24. amir1999 unregistered

I mean the menu icon on display... something like Huawei UI

18. WallStreetWolf

Posts: 289; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

Where is the icon for the App Drawer? Why would they opt to put an SD card slot on this, but not on the S6?

21. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Trust me on S7 the SD card will come back, it was a fail from Sammy and We hope they learned a lesson.

19. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

With all these phones coming out everyday, we can't get one high end compact phone?

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