Samsung Launches its Thinnest Phone in China, How Thin is it?

Samsung revealed the Galaxy A8 smartphone which measures just 5.9 millimeters (0.23 inches) thick, making it the Samsung’s thinnest phone yet.

samsung thinnestHowever, it is not the thinnest phone in the market today, phones like the Vivo X5 Max in China and the Oppo R5 are 4.75 and 4.85 mm thick respectively.

Galaxy A8 is still slimmer when compared to iPhone 6 (6.9 mm) though Apple is not desperate to make thinner phones any time soon.

Engineers have managed to fit in a relatively high capacity 3,050mah battery and a 16-megapixel camera despite its design constraint.

One of the biggest challenges of making a handset as thin as A8 is the need to minimize risk of it bending in the user’s pocket.

Samsung has opted for a metal case to aid its rigidity, the new machine also features fingerprint sensor, 4G chip and 5.7in 1080p high-definition screen. Here is a comparison:


For now the Galaxy A8 is selling only in China at a starting price of 3,199 yuan (about $515). Samsung hasn’t publicly revealed any information about its availability in the US or Europe.

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