Samsung certainly isn’t short on handsets, with the relatively recent A7 already getting a sequel in the form of the A8.
The first details have emerged in hands on images, suggesting that this might be Samsung’s thinnest ever phone at just 5.94mm. That’s very thin indeed. The A8 features metal accents on the edge, making it look quite like the recent Galaxy S6, though it’s likely to retail for a good deal less. It has a 5.7 inch full HD display built on Samsung’s glorious Super AMOLED tech.
Inside there’s 2 gigs of RAM and a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615 at 1.5Ghz. That won’t match up to the best flagships around but it’s definitely enough to keep most users going. There’s a 16 megapixel shooter on the back and a 5MP one on the front and 16 gigs of storage on board – which you can still expand with microSD. That’s an interesting addition as the pricey Galaxy S6 doesn’t include the functionality anymore.
More rumours are circulating about the release date – tipped for July 17th in China, with a potential international bow later in the year. We’ve also heard that the handset could be priced at €439 – which is pretty much expected for a mid-range model, expect it to be fairly competitive on contract.