Samsung introduces the Galaxy A8/A8+ (2018) with two front cameras

Posted:  December 19, 2017   By:    8 comments   


Before the year is out, Samsung has officially announced its new Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018). These are their latest premium mid-range smartphones that feature a large Infinity Display and dual front cameras that can produce Live Focus selfies.

The Galaxy A8 is the smaller of the duo, with a 5.6” FullHD+ display that pushes a 2220×1080 resolution in an 18.5:9 display aspect ratio. Meanwhile, the A8+ gets a larger 6.0” FullHD+ display with the same Infinity Display treatment. Since the screen dominates the entire front, the fingerprint sensor is now a rear-mounted unit which is placed underneath the main camera.

Both runs on an Octa-core 7885 Exynos processor that has two 2.2GHz high-powered cores and six-1.6GHz efficiency cores. For the Galaxy A8, it gets 4GB of RAM with the choice of 32GB or 64GB of storage, while the A8+ has the option of a higher spec 6GB RAM model with 64GB of storage. You can also expand storage further via microSD up to 256GB.

In terms of battery, the Galaxy A8/A8+ is quite similar to the Galaxy S8/S8+. The smaller A8 gets a modest 3,000mAh capacity unit while the A8+ gets a larger 3,500mAh unit. Both models support fast charging via USB Type-C.

In the camera department, the Galaxy A8/A8+ comes with two cameras upfront with a fixed focus 16MP f/1.9 main shooter + a secondary 8MP f/1.9 camera. You can switch between the two cameras or use the Live Focus feature to add bokeh effects to your selfie shots. Meanwhile, the back gets a 16MP f/1.7 camera that comes with VDis (Video Digital image stabilisation) feature for steadier video recording.

The Galaxy A8/A8+ (2018) also supports Samsung Pay and it has IP68 dust and water resistance. For the first time, the Galaxy A8/A8+ will be the first from the Galaxy A series to support Samsung Gear VR. Out of the box, both models are still running on Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

In terms of availability, the Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) will be released in early January 2018. It will come in Black, Orchid Grey, Gold and Blue.


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8 Comments for Samsung introduces the Galaxy A8/A8+ (2018) with two front cameras

LKF

Is this a hybrid sim or dual sim with dedicated SD slot.

Enonimus

Official RRP?

YKK

Since Huawei, Oppo and Vivo are reported to cut orders by 10% due to their high uncleared inventories, it’s good to put on hold any buying until early next year for better offers.

Peter

The price also got upgraded.

Mano

Not related but the ads are getting really annoying when they cover the whole page. Its like forcing someone to eat the johnson.

HP

A8 (2018) series is their new stupid premium mid-range segment that will give customers a slap of flagship price. What a great junk collection from Samsung.

Gone has the fruitful years where A series are authentically affordable in prices. A is now the S and S is now a Note and Note is now ridiculously priced as super Note prices.

    YKK

    Note is X.

    And J becomes A.

    It’s good to see the company is upgrading for the respective segment buyers.

    Since only A5 2017 and above is able to fully unlock the Gear 360 2017, I am searching high and low if J7 2017 or pray for the J8 to be able to perform the same.

    It’s sad that this 360 cam is so selfish that no other android brothers can make the full use out of it.

    Hopefully the new A8 can, but it’s not mention anywhere or may not get mentioned at all.

    Finger crossed.

Othman ahmad

My is J7 is very good but S8 (2018) is the better..