Samsung’s ultra slim Galaxy A8 gets shown off in new video

The Galaxy A8 is big -- but surprisingly thin. Photo: NowhereElse

The Galaxy A8 is big — but surprisingly thin. Photo: NowhereElse

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy A8 is set to become its slimmest smartphone to date, but ahead of its official unveiling, the device has appeared in a new hands-on video. The three-minute clip shows off the Galaxy A8’s design, and what appears to be a new TouchWiz interface.

We already know almost all there is to know about the Galaxy A8, thanks to a previous leak that revealed images of the device alongside a full list of specifications. In addition to a 5.7-inch 1080p display, the handset will be powered by a Snapdragon 615 processor and 2GB of RAM.

We can also look forward to a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, 16GB of internal storage, and a 3,050mAh battery. And that’s not all; according to the three-minute below, the Galaxy A8 will come pre-installed with a new TouchWiz interface.

Samsung recently overhauled TouchWiz for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, so we don’t expect it to be vastly different on the Galaxy A8. But there are definitely some subtle changes throughout — most notably the new icons on the home screen.

The Galaxy A8 certainly isn’t a high-end Samsung device, but it has some nice specifications and a pretty attractive design that will make it an ideal alternative to other super-sized smartphones like the Galaxy Note 4.

We still don’t know when the Galaxy A8 will be announced yet, but it’s already been through the FCC, so an unveiling shouldn’t be too far away.