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Super thin Galaxy A8 gets cleared for landing

by Jacob Kleinman | June 23, 2015June 23, 2015 7:00 am PDT

Last week we got a look at the Galaxy A8 courtesy of some leaked hands-on photos. Now the device may be ready to launch after passing through certification in both the U.S. and China.

In its TENAA filing, the Galaxy A8 (model number SM-A800) is listed with solid specs and a slender frame. As expected, the device is just 5.94mm thick (compared to the 6.9mm iPhone 6). It also packs a 5.7-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 615 processor and a 16-megapixel rear camera. That all lines up with earlier leaks, which also claimed the new phone would offer a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, 16GB of storage with microSD support, 2GB of RAM and a 3050mAh battery.

Meanwhile, the phone’s FCC filing doesn’t reveal much. It does list the device with LTE support, but that’s not exactly a surprise. We’re also expecting a metal frame similar to what’s found on the Galaxy S6.

The Galaxy A8 looks like a pretty sweet phone. It may not offer the latest specs, but that sleek design should make up for any hardware shortcomings. There’s still no word on when the device will actually launch, but it probably won’t be long now.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...