Samsung launches its slimmest phone yet; The Galaxy A8

Samsung has launched the Galaxy A8, the slimmest phone they've ever made.

The Galaxy A8 is only 5.9 mm thick, beating the Galaxy S6(7.1mm).

Purchases are only available in China currently At 3,199 Yuan (£330).


It features a 5.7in OLED display, runs Google's more recent Android 5.1 (Lollipop) operating system and 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.

The phone has a 16 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front camera. With 2 GB RAM onboard, the Galaxy A8 comes in 16 GB and 32 GB variants. Users can also use an external MicroSD card to expand internal storage. It has two SIM-card slots.

In terms of connectivity, the 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.

Specs from IBTimes