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