The Galaxy A8 has been the subject of many rumours, including lots of details about the specifications but Samsung is yet to officially announce its new smartphone. A new report today from suggests that the wait is almost over, with Samsung expected to unveil the A8 in China on July 17 for around €439 ($485).

Based on previous leaks, we know the Galaxy A8 is likely to feature a 5.7-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display and be powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor with 2GB RAM. Unlike the Galaxy S6 Edge flagship, the Galaxy A8 will have a microSD card slot, allowing you to expand the 16GB internal storage; based on past handsets, this will probably mean the user-available storage is approximately 12GB.

[related_videos title=”Galaxy A Series in video” align=”left” type=”custom” videos=”583945,581454,536768,563586″] The key selling feature of the Galaxy A8 is the impossibly thin body; at just 5.94 mm thick, the Galaxy A8 is even thinner than the Galaxy S6 (6.8mm) and the Apple iPhone 6 (6.9mm). Despite the thin body, Samsung have managed to add a 16MP ISOCELL camera with f/1.9 aperture and HDR. A series of recent leaks has also revealed that the Galaxy A8 will have a tap-based fingerprint sensor like the Galaxy S6, which should increase the handset’s appeal to the upper mid-range market.

The handset will be available in three colours – black, gold and white – and at 5.94mm thin, it is the thinnest Samsung smartphone ever made. A separate leak from Chinese website PC Online has revealed a gallery of images showing the Galaxy A8 in all its glory including a metal frame and the handset – which you can see in the gallery below – certainly looks a lot like the Galaxy S6 range.

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