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Galaxy A8 picture, price and launch date revealed

Samsung's new Galaxy A8 smartphone will be announced in China on July 17th if a new source is to be believed, while leaked images have given us a look at its impossibly thin 5.94mm body.

Published onJuly 8, 2015


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.

What do you think? Would you buy the Galaxy A8? Let us know your views down below!

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