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Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018), Galaxy A8+ (2018)
Samsung Galaxy A/ A8+ (2018), Image Courtesy: Samsung.com

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018), Galaxy A8+ (2018) Launched with Infinity Display and Dual Front Cameras

After weeks of leaks and rumours, the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and the Galaxy A8+ (2018) are officially announced. The infinity display of Samsung has moved beyond the S series flagships and are adopted by these A series smartphones. The Galaxy A8 (2018) will be the successor to the Galaxy A5 (2017) while the Galaxy A8+ (2018) will be replacing the Galaxy A7 (2017).

As for the specs the A8 sports a 5.6-inch Super AMOLED display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of full-HD+ (2220 x 1080 pixels) while the A8+ features a 6-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display with the same aspect ratio and resolution like the A8. The display panels are edge-to-edge, bezel-less and have curved glass protection on top, resembling the S8 series. Both the smartphones use virtual on-screen buttons and contain a fingerprint sensor on the rear, below the camera module.

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
Image Shows Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

Under the hood, both the smartphones carry an unknown Octa-core processor with two cores clocked at 2.2 GHz and six cores clocked at 1.6 GHz. The A8 come in two variants: 4 GB  RAM + 32 GB internal storage and   4 GB  RAM + 64 GB internal storage while the A8+ will also be available in two variants: 4 GB  RAM + 32 GB internal storage and   6 GB  RAM + 64 GB internal storage. All variants will carry memory expandable options upto 4 GB RAM + 32 GB internal storage and   4 GB  RAM + 64 GB internal storage.

On the optics department, Samsung has put dual camera setup on the front to capture the selfie market. The dual camera setup consists of a 16 MP fixed focus, f/1.9 camera sensor and an 8 MP f/1.9 sensor. These sensors allow users to blur the background creating a bokeh effect enhancing the selfies. Additionally, there is a pre-installed Live Focus feature that allows manipulating the Bokeh effect after capturing. On the front, the smartphones offer a 16 MP camera sensor with a f/1.7 lens. The rear camera comes with video digital image stabilisation (VDis) along with features like hyperlapse and a Food mode.

Both the A8 and the A8+ runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat but will get an Android Oreo update later. Also, they come with IP68-certified dust and water-resistance and support Samsung Pay. The smartphones feature all-glass and metal design and come in four colour options: Black, Blue, Gold, and Orchid Grey. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C port. The Galaxy A8 is backed by a 3000 mAh battery, while the Galaxy A8+ contains a bigger 3500 mAh battery.

As for the pricing, Samsung is yet to formally announce a price for the Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+ 2018. However, we can be sure that it will be priced less than the S-series. As per rumours, A8 will be priced at 499 Euros (roughly Rs 37,755),  while the A8+ will come with a price tag of 599 Euros (roughly Rs 45,323). The pricing and the global (including India) release details are expected to be announced at CES 2018 next month.

About Mrinmoy Choudhury

He is a web-designer, graphical designer, freelance content writer and a technology enthusiast. At DealNTech he covers the latest news of mobiles every day and always strives to provide quality content. He is an experienced writer and has written in many prestigious blogs. Email: mrinmoy@dealntech.com

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