Another Samsung smartphone clad in metal is reportedly on its way to the market. The new device, dubbed the Galaxy A8, has already cleared scrutiny from the Federal Communications Commission in the U.S. and Tenaa in China.
Now, apart from previously leaked images, a video is making the rounds online, prior to the handset’s release. The video from NWE explains the device's key specifications, in addition to showcasing the user interface (UI) elements and demonstrating the housed camera. Interestingly, the leak came from Tenaa, the certification authority of China. Such authorities usually get access to new devices way before the actual launch, notes GSM Arena. In fact, many leaks have originated from Tenaa, showcasing the key configurations and even sketches of forthcoming devices.
The video clip shows that the A8 flaunts a much-appreciated metal chassis -- a signature design of the Galaxy A series. The A8’s Super AMOLED display is quite large at 5.7 inches. The new smartphone comes with dimensions of 157.7 mm x 76.7 mm x 5.9 mm, making it the slimmest smartphone Samsung has ever manufactured.
The display of the A8 looks similar to that of the Galaxy Note 3. It features a full HD screen resolution and 386 ppi pixel density. Under the hood, the handset reportedly comes powered by an octa-core (Qualcomm Snapdragon 615) processor and backed by 2 GB of RAM. Plus, the graphics have been taken care of by an Adreno 405 GPU and this setup supports CAT 4 LTE connectivity. On the software end, the device runs on Google's Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system, with TouchWiz UI on top of it.
The A8 reportedly comes equipped with 16 GB of built-in storage capacity. In addition, there is also a microSD flash memory card slot for further expansion. Furthermore, there is a cool 16 MP rear-facing camera unit and a solid 5 MP front-facing shooter for selfis.
To top it off, the handset’s home button has a fingerprint sensor, also called the biometric authentication system, embedded on it. Lastly, the entire configuration is held together and powered by a 3,050 mAh battery unit. In any case, readers should note that Samsung has not confirmed the Galaxy A8 specifications yet.
Check out the video of the Samsung Galaxy A8: (Credit: YouTube/Steve Hemmerstoffer)