Samsung churns out a new galaxy with a slimmer waistline

With the Galaxy A8, Samsung pushes out the slimmest one in the series with no-holds-barred in the spec department

What are galaxies made of? What causes billions of stars, vast by our reckoning, to come together in a swirling vortex of gas and beautiful conundrum?

No one really knows, besides educated guesses. Our guess is that if there’s someone who does have even an inkling about galaxies, it’s got to be the Samsung guys. Having etched a reputable series with a slew of Galaxies launched in the past, the A8 is definitely a stunner. With 4G capabilities, no less.

The slimmest of the lot at 5.9mm, the Galaxy A8 offers a 5.7 Full HD Super AMOLED display with a thin bezel for maximised viewing pleasure. A healthy 16MP rear camera is sure to click some out-of-the world images, with a 5MP front snapper to indulge our narcissistic cravings (yes, we meant selfies). With tidbits like a Face Detection Alarm (that makes clicking selfies easier on the rear camera) and a 120-degree wide-angle camera (for those group selfies), this sleek palm ornament is poised to be a whipper-snapper. An Octa Core (1.8GHz Quad Core + 1.3GHz Quad Core) Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset weighs in as the grey matter, with a 2GB RAM for some quick thinking prowess. On board, 32GB of memory is available for storing all your shenanigans, which can be expanded - the memory, we mean - by a compatible MicroSD card of up to 128GBs. Found sucking away on a juicy Android Lollipop 5.1.1, the Hybrid Nano Dual SIM supporting Galaxy A8 packs a 3050mAh energy reservoir.

The Galaxy A8 is priced at 35,500 and available in options of white, black and gold.