Samsung's thinnest smartphone ever, the upcoming Galaxy A8, surfaces in newly-leaked images
posted by Peter K. / Jun 16, 2015, 3:46 AM
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.
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
posted on Jun 16, 2015, 3:52 AM 3
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I was thinking the same. It should look more squarish than curve. And 2gb Ram, only. A fail.
posted on Jun 16, 2015, 5:11 AM 3
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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
posted on Jun 16, 2015, 3:58 AM 0
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.
posted on Jun 16, 2015, 4:28 AM 3
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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
posted on Jun 16, 2015, 4:12 AM 2
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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
posted on Jun 16, 2015, 5:45 AM 0
seems like samsung has removed the menu icon! did you see that?
posted on Jun 16, 2015, 6:26 AM 2
Posts: 97; Member since: Feb 08, 2015
What do you mean? It's possible to turn off the backlight on the capacitive buttons.
posted on Jun 16, 2015, 9:59 AM 0
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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?
posted on Jun 16, 2015, 10:17 AM 0
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