Samsung has announced the launch of the Galaxy A8 in China which measures in at 5.9mm at its thickest making it the company’s slimmest phone yet.
The device belongs to the mid-range ‘A’ series but still benefits from Samsung’s new premium metal design that the company debuted with the Galaxy S6.
To be clear, there are thinner smartphones out there from the likes of Gionee and Oppo but judging from press shots, Samsung’s device has got to be the prettiest.
Despite being second in line to Samsung’s S line of devices, the company has shied away from nearly eliminating the bezels on the display and sticking a fingerprint reader at the front.
The other insane bit about the A8 is how Samsung has managed to cram a 3,050mAh battery into that tiny frame. Other tech specs include a 5.7-inch FHD OLED display, 16MP primary camera and 5MP front-facing shooter.
Processing power is where the A8 loses out to its its more expensive Galaxy S counterpart, featuring a Snapdragon 615 chip coupled to 2GB of RAM.
Samsung has priced the A8 at 3,499 yuan (approx INR 35,750) in China, but there’s no news about when the device could reach the Indian or any other international markets.