Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, which is releasing a slew of new phones across Asia, has revealed pricing details for its slimmest phone yet, the Galaxy A8, which was launched in China earlier this week.

The tech site posted details from a launch event of the phone, which show the 16GB version of the A8 will set buyers back by 3,199 yuan ($515) and the handset with 32GB internal memory will cost 3,499 yuan ($564).

At 5.9 mm, the A8 is Samsung’s slimmest phone, but not the slimmest in the market. It integrates a fingerprint sensor into the home button and has a slightly larger 5.7-inch display compared to its predecessor, the 5.5-inch A7. But, it runs on the same Snapdragon 615 chipset with an eight-core processor and the Adreno 405 graphics processor.

A8_column_2_p Samsung's A8 is its slimmest phone, and yet packs a larger battery than its predecessor the A7. The phone offers a slightly larger display as well, while running on the same processor. Photo: Samsung

The metal-bodied phone has two 4G SIM slots, with one doubling up as a microSD card slot that allows expansion of storage to 128GB and a non-removable 3050mAh battery. It has a primary camera with 16MP resolution and a 5MP front camera. The phone ships with Android Lollipop out of the box.