Samsung Galaxy A8 to reportedly feature 16 MP camera, 5.9mm thin body


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Samsung is gearing up to launch a new ultra-slim smartphone, the Galaxy A8, in the very near future, and the company is finding it difficult to contain leaks. The latest leaked information on the A8 comes from SamMobile, essentially giving us a complete picture of what hardware the handset will include.

According to SamMobile's sources, the Galaxy A8 will come with a new 16-megapixel ISOCELL camera sensor, the LSI3P3, which is said to be one of Samsung's slimmest rear camera modules yet. The LSI3P3 has a pixel size of just 1.0 µm but a module thickness of only 5mm: 23% thinner than the Galaxy S6's Sony IMX240 sensor at the expense of larger pixels.

Internally the Galaxy A8 will pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC with eight CPU cores and 64-bit support, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of storage. The handset will also come with a 5.7-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display at 386 PPI, a five megapixel front facing camera, and Android 5.1.1 on board.

The Galaxy A8 is set to be Samsung's slimmest device ever at just 5.9mm thick, featuring a metal body similar to its predecessors. Curiously, Samsung will somehow be able to fit a 3,050 mAh battery inside this device, at least according to various reports.

Considering the Galaxy A8 has already passed through the FCC, and basically all of its specifications have been revealed, the handset's official launch shouldn't be too far away.

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So much for J.K. Shin's plan to shrink Samsung's mobile operations and streamline their portfolio. This seems like the exact opposite of that plan. Lots of people have been saying that Samsung is acting like they're simply throwing stuff at the wall hoping that it sticks.

If you ask me, Samsung should have three phone models; ONE low end model, the Galaxy S series, and the Galaxy Note series. Done. No more, no less. Concentrate on their core models and stop trying to chase every little niche corner of the market. HTC learned this lesson, Samsung needs to as well. Apple has this lesson down as well, three models per year and that's it.


What I wanna know is what will the Note 5 have; will it have a slot for a microSD slot and will it have the USB Type C connector? I wonder if it will use the "new" battery tech that was reported on just the other day?? hmmm