Samsung to expand A-series with 5.9mm-thick Galaxy A8: Report
Samsung is reportedly planning to expand the Galaxy A line-up of smartphones with the new Galaxy A8. The phone will be all-metal built like other A-series smartphones and reach the retail stores sometime in the coming months.
According to report in SamMobile, the Galaxy A8 features a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED full HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor, 3050 mAh battery and Android 5.0 Lollipop. In addition, the smartphone will pack 2GB of RAM, 16GB of on-board storage, 4G LTE support, 16MP rear camera and 5MP front shooter. All this in a 5.9mm thick chassis, making it the thinnest smartphone from the company when it is released. The current title of the thinnest Samsung smartphone lies with 6.3mm thick Galaxy A7 (see in above image).
Given the rumoured specifications and likely mid-range pricing, Galaxy A8 could be quite popular among phablet lovers, however SamMobile notes that A8 is rumoured to be China-exclusive.
Galaxy J5 spotted on GFXBench
In other Samsung news, the company’s rumoured Galaxy J5 smartphone has appeared in the GFXBench database. This sighting has confirmed the previously leaked specifications of the phone, but availability and pricing details still remain a mystery.
As per the GFXBench listing, the phone will sport a 5-inch 720p HD display and come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, Android 5.0 Lollipop, 13MP rear camera, and 5MP front shooter.