Samsung launches its thinnest phone and tablets

Galaxy Tab S2, black (left) and white.
Galaxy Tab S2, black (left) and white.PHOTO: SAMSUNG
Galaxy Tab S2
Galaxy Tab S2PHOTO: SAMSUNG
Galaxy Tab S2
Galaxy Tab S2PHOTO: SAMSUNG
Galaxy Tab S2
Galaxy Tab S2PHOTO: SAMSUNG
Galaxy Tab S2 - Display: 16M colours QXGA (2048x1536) full touch (C-type) SUPER AMOLED screen
Galaxy Tab S2 - Display: 16M colours QXGA (2048x1536) full touch (C-type) SUPER AMOLED screenPHOTO: SAMSUNG
Galaxy A8 4G+, white (left) and gold.
Galaxy A8 4G+, white (left) and gold.PHOTO: SAMSUNG
The dual SIM, metallic Galaxy A8 has a 5.7-inch Full HD Super Amoled screen, and is just 5.9mm thick.
The dual SIM, metallic Galaxy A8 has a 5.7-inch Full HD Super Amoled screen, and is just 5.9mm thick.PHOTO: SAMSUNG
The dual SIM, metallic Galaxy A8 has a 5.7-inch Full HD Super Amoled screen, and is just 5.9mm thick.
The dual SIM, metallic Galaxy A8 has a 5.7-inch Full HD Super Amoled screen, and is just 5.9mm thick.PHOTO: SAMSUNG
Galaxy A8 4G+
Galaxy A8 4G+PHOTO: SAMSUNG
Galaxy A8 4G+
Galaxy A8 4G+PHOTO: SAMSUNG

SINGAPORE - Korean tech giant is challenging the notion of how much electronics it can cram into the thinnest form factor.

Its latest Galaxy A8 phone and Galaxy Tab S2 tablets, announced here today, are the company's thinnest devices. The dual SIM, metallic Galaxy A8 has a 5.7-inch Full HD Super Amoled screen, and is just 5.9mm thick.

Both the 9.7-inch Galaxy Tab S2 and 8-inch Galaxy tab S2 pack an octa-core processor and a Super Amoled Screen, and have a thickness of just 5.6mm.

The Galaxy A8 4G+ will be available in gold and white from 1 August, at $698.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 devices will be available from 7 August 2015 in black. The devices will be available in both Wi-Fi and 4G options, and come with 32GB of internal memory, with microSD support of up to 128GB. The gold versions will be available later in August. The Galaxy Tab S2 will be available at the following prices:

Galaxy Tab S2 (9.7-inch) Wi-Fi: $698

Galaxy Tab S2 (9.7-inch) 4G+: $798

Galaxy Tab S2 (8.0-inch) Wi-Fi: $598

Galaxy Tab S2 (8.0-inch) 4G+: $698

Samsung Galaxy A8 specifications:

Processor: Octa Core (1.8GHz Quad Core + 1.3GHz Quad Core)

Display: 5.7-inch 16M colours (1920x1080) full touch (C-type) Full HD SUPER AMOLED at 480ppi

Operating System: Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop)

Camera: (Rear) 16MP 4X Digital Zoom, LED Flash, Auto Focus, HDR (Rich Tone), (Front) 5MP Selfie, Wide Selfie, Continuous Shot

Memory: 32GB internal memory + MicroSD slot (up to 128GB) with 2GB RAM

Dimensions: 158 x 76.8 x 5.9 mm, 151g

Battery: 3,050mAh

Galaxy Tab S2 Specifications:

Processor: Octa Core (1.9GHz Quad Core + 1.3GHz Quad Core)

Display: 16M colours QXGA (2048x1536) full touch (C-type) SUPER AMOLED screen

Operating System: Android 5.0.2 (Lollipop)

Camera: (Rear) 8MP 4X Digital Zoom, f1.9, Auto Focus, Pro Mode, (Front) 2.1MP Selfie, Virtual Shot, Interval Shot

Memory: 32GB internal memory + MicroSD slot (up to 128GB) with 3GB RAM

Dimensions: (9.7) 169 x 237.3 x 5.6mm, 389g (Wi-Fi), 392g (4G+), (8.0) 134.8 x 198.6 x 5.6mm, 265g (Wi-Fi), 272g (4G+)

Battery: (9.7) 5,870mAh (8.0) 4,000mAh