The Galaxy A8 rumors are starting to come in thick and fast. The latest centers around the imaging sensor, with Samsung mulling a 16MP ISOCELL camera on the device. The Galaxy A8 is set to be Samsung's thinnest smartphone to date — featuring a thickness of just 5.9mm — which meant that the vendor had to create a new sensor that can slot into the handset.

The LSI3P3 camera sensor in the Galaxy A8 is said to feature a pixel size of 1.0µm, down from the 1.2µm seen on the Galaxy S6. Samsung managed to bring down the thickness of the module to 5mm, which comes out to a 26 percent decrease in size when compared to the 6.8mm IMX240 module on the Galaxy S6.

Samsung is looking to position the Galaxy A8 in the mid-tier category, with the device also rumored to feature a 5.7-inch full-HD display with a pixel density of 386ppi, 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615 CPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, the 16MP ISOCELL camera, 5MP front shooter, LTE connectivity, 3,050mAh battery and Android 5.1.1. No word yet on when Samsung will unveil the Galaxy A8, but with the device already clearing FCC and TENAA certifications, an official launch shouldn't be too far away.

Source: SamMobile