The Samsung Galaxy A8 might pack a slimmed-down 16MP ISOCELL camera sensor

The Samsung Galaxy A8 might pack a slimmed-down 16MP ISOCELL camera sensor
What's a Samsung Galaxy A8? Well, it's just the latest Galaxy A-series smartphone that's yet to be announced by our friends from South Korea (you probably didn't need help to figure this out on your own). This is shaping to be a remarkable phone for Samsung, for it is the company's thinnest handset to date at a svelte 0.23in (5.9mm).

We've had the privilege of witnessing it in near final form, starring in an elaborate hands-on video that someone snuck past the warden's nose. And today, we get to learn some juicy new details too! Word on the street is that the Galaxy A8 will feature the full 16MP rear cam goodness that the Galaxy S6 & s6 edge flagships are treated to. But this time, it's not the heat-of-the-moment Sony IMX240 cam sensor in action, but rather an ISOCELL LSI3P3 chip of Samsung's own creation.

Even more interesting is Samsung's engineering accomplishment in fitting the cam sensor inside the thinnest smartphone shell of its own making. Apparently, they managed to bring the overall thickness of the module to 0.20in (5mm), which is certainly impressive! To bring up an example, the Sony IMX240, which is the 16MP main camera sensor used in the Galaxy S6 & S6 edge, measures 0.27in (6.8mm) in thickness, making for a ~26% size difference.

In addition, the Galaxy A8 packs a 5.7-inch 1080p Super-AMOLED screen (386ppi pixel density), a potent octa-core Snapdragon 615 SoC, 2GB RAM, 16GB of storage space, a 5MP front cam, LTE connectivity, and a spacious 3050mAh battery. Allegedly, the smartphone will run Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box, topped off with a newer TouchWiz version.

All in all, the Galaxy A8 sounds like a well thought-out smartphone. Do us a favor, Samsung, and don't keep it under wraps unnecessarily long!

source: SamMobile

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