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Samsung's Galaxy A8 is the company's slimmest yet (pictures)

The latest smartphone from the Korean giant boasts a 5.9mm-thick frame and dual-SIM 4G support.

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Galaxy A8

Samsung's new Galaxy A8 sports an all-metal body with a minimal bezel.

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OLED screen

The 5.7-inch OLED screen has a 1,920x1,080-pixel resolution.

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Scanner

Like some other members of the Galaxy family, the A8 has a fingerprint scanner.

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Processing power

Inside you'll find a 1GHz Octacore Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.

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Thin is in

Samsung's thinnest phone yet is a slim 5.9mm (0.2 inches) and just 151 grams (5.3 ounces).

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More power

The phone packs in a hefty 3,050mAh battery.

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Solid snapper

That rear-mounted 16-megapixel camera is backed up by a 5-megapixel wide-angle shooter on the front.

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Extra storage

If 16GB of storage sounds too little, you'll be happy to hear that the A8 can reportedly handle up to 128GB on a MicroSD card.

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Good looks

The A8 will come in white, gold and black.

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There might be a wait

For now the A8 is selling only in China at a starting price of 3,199 yuan (about $515, £330 or AU$695). Samsung hasn't publicly revealed any information about availability in the US, Australia or UK.

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