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HolidayBuyer's Guide

Galaxy A8

OLED screen

Scanner

Processing power

Thin is in

More power

Solid snapper

Extra storage

Good looks

There might be a wait

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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The A8 will come in white, gold and black.

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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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