Samsung has revealed its thinnest phone ever. Measuring just 5.9mm wide, the Galaxy A8 has just been launched in China.
While there’s no word yet on whether the handset will reach the UK, previous Galaxy A series phones have been released on these shores. So hope springs eternal.
The A8's specs are nothing to get too excited about in comparison with Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. We’re talking a 1080p screen which comes in at 5.7–inches, an octa–core chipset, 16-megapixel camera round the back and a wide–angle, five-megapixel shooter up front.
But the metal construction and eye-catching design, which is virtually bezel-free and offers a slimline design that hints at more than a little influence from Jony Ive’s team at Apple, is bound to turn heads.
Previously, the Galaxy A series has led Samsung to re-evaluate its approach to its top–end models. The A series debuted the gadget-maker's first all–metal frame and this time around could be a key influence on the Galaxy Note 5.
The latter has been rumoured for launch next month, although exact details remain scarce.
Despite its recent financial travails, it does appear that Samsung is very much improving when it comes to design and finish.