The all-metal Galaxy A8 is Samsung's slimmest phone ever

Even though the specs aren't that spectacular, it's another sign how Samsung is elevating its hardware quality.

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Samsung was the top smartphone seller globally in the second quarter, spurred by sales of its Galaxy A  and J lines of phones, including this A8.

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Samsung’s new Galaxy A8 is the company’s slimmest smartphone.

It’s only headed to China for now, but it illustrates how seriously Samsung takes hardware and design quality. The all-metal device is 5.9mm thin and weighs just 5.3 oz. with a phablet-sized 5.7-inch, 1080p display. 

Other internals include an 8-core Snapdragon 615 chipset, a 16-megapixel f/2.2 rear camera and a 5-megapixel f/1.9 front cam. 

According to Samsung’s official product page the bezel is practically nil on the sides, a feat that could prove useful for upcoming phones. Thin-and-light is usually an accomplishment belonging to Apple devices, so if Samsung can continue to impress, it could gain a stronger foothold in the Android world. 

The story behind the story: Samsung is fast becoming a design leader in the smartphone space. The most prominent examples here in the U.S. were the new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. If Samsung keeps the trend going, we could see a rather slick Galaxy Note 5, which is due for a refresh in the next month or two. 

This story, "The all-metal Galaxy A8 is Samsung's slimmest phone ever" was originally published by Greenbot.

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