Following recent rumors, Samsung has launched the Galaxy A8 in China, a 5.7-inch smartphone that is just 5.9mm thin. Samsung's slimmest smartphone to date packs a 3,050mAh battery, a 5.7-inch Full-HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) Super AMOLED display, a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/1.9 aperture, optical image stabilization and a pixel size of 1.0 µm.
Powering the Galaxy A8 are the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset with 2GB RAM. A microSD memory card slot supports cards of up to 128GB. Connectivity and accessibility options include Bluetooth 4.1, NFC and a fingerprint sensor.
The Galaxy A8 is available in two storage options (16 and 32GB). Let's hope that Samsung will also release the impressive Galaxy A8 beyond the Chinese market.
In related news, Samsung is said to release the new Galaxy Note 5 phablet in mid August, earlier that September's IFA trade show event in Berlin, Germany.