Samsung is one of the biggest names in the field of technology, so users always have high expectations when a new Samsung device is scheduled to be released. The corporation just announced the latest addition to their array of high-end smartphones – the Samsung Galaxy A8. Apart from featuring better hardware then its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy A8 will also be the thinnest phone in Samsung’s portfolio. Company officials reported that the Samsung Galaxy A8 will be just 5.9mm thick, and it will first hit the stores in China.
Experts expect Samsung Galaxy A8’s price to stay in the mid-range, so the smartphone should sell for around $500. The Samsung Galaxy A8 will also feature an all-metal body, so users will be satisfied with the premium quality build of the device. While there are thinner phones on the market, the A8 may easily be classified as one of the thinnest among the top brands. For comparison, Apple’s iPhone 6 is 6.9mm thick, while the Galaxy S6 is 7.1mm.
Although many users might be tempted to purchase thinner phones, they should be aware that these devices may be limited in certain ways. Thicker devices may fit larger batteries, so we’ll definitely have to see a battery test being performed on the Samsung Galaxy A8. Hopefully, Samsung’s engineers have planned everything flawlessly and the device’s battery life performance won’t be affected by the reduced thickness.
Don’t forget that this won’t be the last we hear from Samsung in upcoming weeks. The company moved up the launch of the Galaxy Note 5, so now we should see their flagship device in August. We can certainly expect to see some exciting new features and hardware packed in the Galaxy Note 5 whose announcement should help Samsung take the lead from Apple before they announce their next iPhone.