Samsung’s spectacularly slim Galaxy A8 packs impressive specs
After months of speculation, Samsung today announced its spectacularly slim Galaxy A8. The device measures just 5.9mm thin, and it packs some impressive specifications, including a 64-bit octa-core processor, and a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera.
The Galaxy A8 could well be Samsung’s prettiest smartphone yet, but unlike the new Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, it has a plastic back cover in place of Gorilla Glass. That means, however, that its back cover is removable, giving users access to its battery and a microSD card slots that accepts 128GB cards.
Under its hood, the Galaxy A8 is packing a Snapdragon 615 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and a 5.7-inch Full HD display. It also has a 16-megapixel camera on its back, a 5-megapixel camera on its front, a 3,050mAh battery, and a fingerprint scanner embedded in its home button.
The Galaxy A8 doesn’t just look good, then, it’s also one of Samsung’s most impressive midrange devices to date. The only downside is that it’s only available for pre-order in China right now, so those of us in international markets will have to wait for it to go global.