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Samsung A8 is the thinnest big brand phone to date

by on16 July 2015

Snapdragon 615 inside

Samsung still has power to surprise us, and the Korean giant has just announced the Galaxy A8, a phone that is only 5.9 millimetres thin. This is rather big difference to iPhone 6 that looks fat with its 6.9 millimetre girth. 

The phone weights 151 grams (5.3 ounces) and has an incredibly small bezel. It is almost non-existent from the sides. It measures 76,8mm x 158mm x 5.8mm. The phone comes with a 5.7 inch 1080 OLED display that is significantly larger than the iPhone 6's 4.7-inch and it even outgrew the rather large iPhone 6 Plus with its 5.5-inch screen.

The processor comes from the house of Qualcomm. Samsung uses an eight-core Snapdragon 615, a chip that has four A53 cores clocked at 1.7GHz and four A53 cores clocked at 1.0 GHz. It also packs Adreno 405 graphics, and is quite good performance in the mainstream market. It has 2GB or RAM.

The Samsung Galaxy A8 comes with a 16-megapixel f/2.2 rear and 5-megapixel wide-angle f/1.9 front camera for all the photos. Despite being so thin, the Galaxy A8 come with a 3050mAh battery and of course, the home button has a fingerprint sensor too. The Samsung sensor can do more than Apple's, as it can detect the hand wave motions to flip pictures.

A8 column

Currently the phone is only listed at the Samsung China website with hope it will come to the US and European market. Samsung is also expected to release a Galaxy Note 5 a successor to its Note 4 in the month of August. 

While this is the thinnest big-brand smartphone to date, a number of Chinese vendors like Oppo, Vivo and Gionee have launched even thinner phones in recent months.

Last modified on 16 July 2015
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