Samsung A8
July 15, 2015 10:54 AM EDT

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy A8 is the company’s thinnest phone ever, measuring up at just 5.9mm thick. The phone, which is being released in China, is slightly thinner than its predecessor, the A7, which measures 6.3mm thick.

The A8 will retail for about $515 and is considered to have mid-range specs otherwise. The all-metal phone from Samsung isn’t the thinnest ever made in general, notes The Verge. It is, however, thinner than Apple’s iPhone 6, which measures 6.9mm thick. Samsung’s flagship product, the Galaxy S6, is 7.1mm thick.

Interestingly, the next iPhone may be thicker than its current offerings. Fortune previously reported Apple’s next iPhone phone could be 0.2mm thicker, according to an Apple analyst’s prediction.

Thinness is often a trade-off in smartphones, as thicker phones can fit larger batteries, generally helping battery life performance.

The launch of an even slimmer phone comes as Samsung recently announced it will move up the launch of the upcoming Galaxy Note 5 to August, as opposed to September. That change could help Samsung get ahead of the hype surrounding Apple’s next iPhone.

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