Samsung have quietly launched Galaxy A8 and it becomes Samsung’s slimmest smartphone till date. Its thickness is just 5.9mm which is less than Apple iPhone 6’s 6.99mm.
Samsung Galaxy A8 falls in the mid range category. It features a 5.7in OLED display. Galaxy A8 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Soc that incorporates two quad-core Cortex-A53 CPUs clocked at 1.5 GHz and 1.0 GHz. Galaxy A8 has 2GB of RAM.
Samsung Galaxy A8 runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop. The rear camera of Samsung Galaxy A8 is 16MP while the front camera is 5MP.
Samsung Galaxy A8 has 16GB and 32GB storage options which can be expanded via a microSD slot. Galaxy A8 is LTE-compatible along with HSPA, GSM, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi and microUSB. The phone has a fixed 3,050 mAh Lithium-Ion battery.
Samsung has released Galaxy A8 only in China. 16GB model costs $515 and 32GB model costs $564. The prices seem quite steep for a mid range device.