Samsung Galaxy A8: Its Slimmest Phone Ever

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Samsung has announced the latest in its A series of phones: the Galaxy A8. It isn’t the most powerful phone, but its all-metal body makes it Samsung’s thinnest ever. Sadly, you might not be able to buy one.

The new phone measures just 5.9 millimetres in thickness and weighs 150 grams. In terms of specs, there’s a 5.7-inch 1080p OLED display (with a particularly skinny bezel), an 8-core Snapdragon 615 chip, 16-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front camera, 2GB of RAM, a 3,050mAh battery and a fingerprint sensor.

All told, it’s a fairly mid-range Android device wrapped up in a slim, sleek exterior. The device has been launched in China, where it’s expected to sell for 3,499 yuan, or about £360. There’s no word on forthcoming Europeans availability yet. It will be available in black, white and gold. [Samsung via Engadget]