Samsung To Release Thinnest Smartphone, Samsung Galaxy A8

Samsung To Release Thinnest Smartphone, Samsung Galaxy A8
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Samsung is all set to bring its thinnest phone in the market. The company not often associated with thin smartphones will now compete in the category with its mid-range phone, the Samsung Galaxy A8, still unannounced.


As per the Engadget report, the Samsung Galaxy A8 has been approved by China’s telecom regulator TENAA, and with a thickness of 5.9mm or 0.23 inches, this one is going to beat Samsung Galaxy A7, which has a thickness of 6.3mm.

The device with model no. SM A800 is not the phone with the highest specs, though. The 5.7-inch phone will come with full HD resolution and an octa-core processor of 1.5 GHz. The smartphone will come with 2GB ram and 16GB internal storage.

The phone will measure 158 x 76.77 x 5.94 mm, and the strongest feature will be its 3050 mAh battery. The 5-megapixel front and 16-megapixel rear cameras will be the point of focus for the model.

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According to a GSM Arena report, the front of the model looks like an improved version of S6. With a wide radius and rounded corners, this phone looks super stylish.

The phone comes with a fingerprint reader and to support that, the home button is particularly big. The phone will be running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box.

Currently the phone is going through TENAA and FCC testing, and it can be supposed that the phone will be primarily available in China.

It’s still not known when the phone will be released as the company has not announced any date or price yet.