Earlier this year Samsung introduced its new Galaxy A-series smartphones that features metallic properties and premium finish. The upcoming handset of Galaxy A-series has really been hitting the rumor mill hard. The Galaxy A8 has not been officially announced yet by Samsung, but has already been leaked in a video, showing off all its hardware and software specifications in detail.
The latest what we have regarding this handset is its ISOCELL camera. The Galaxy A8 specs promise a 16MP camera, which is somewhat of a problem as the 16MP Sony IMX240 and the Samsung ISOCELL sensors, used in the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are too thick to fit inside the small space.
As sources claim that the handset is only 5.8mm thick, it means that the handset is thinnest model by Samsung. So, the problem is that how Samsung build a 16-megapixel primary camera in such a thin device?
It appears that Samsung had to cut some corners to make that happen, and the ISOCELL camera sensor (LSI3P3) used in the Galaxy A8 has a reduced pixel size of 1.0 µm, and an overall thickness of the module is just 5mm. This makes it 23 percent thinner than the camera sensor (Sony IMX240) used in the Galaxy Note 4, and makes it possible to fit it comfortably into a 5.8 mm thin device.
This modification is sure to take its toll on camera quality, but we can’t really be certain exactly what company actually wants to do. Hope company finds some new way to just the 16 megapixel camera in such a thin device.
The Galaxy A8 features a 5.7-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display with 386 ppi, a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB of internal storage space, a 16-megapixel primary camera, a 5-megapixel secondary camera, 4G LTE connectivity, and a 3,050 mAh battery. It will come preloaded with a newer version of TouchWiz (that we saw in the Galaxy S6) running on top of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system.
New information has shed light on what the Korean giant has done to shave off a few millimeters.