Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018), A8 Plus (2018) Announced With Infinity Display, Dual Selfie Cam

Samsung has released two new Galaxy smartphones in South Korea. The new Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8 Plus (2018) come with Infinity Display and dual front cameras. The new mid-range smartphones are expected to hit global markets in coming months. Read more to find about Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018), A8 Plus (2018) Price in India, Specifications, and Features

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018), A8 Plus (2018)

Price and Availability

While the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8 Plus (2018) have been officially been announced in South Korea, the company is yet to reveal an India pricing and launch date.

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Specifications

Specifications Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018)
Processor octa-core octa-core
RAM 4GB 4GB
Internal Storage 32GB or 64GB (with expansion option) 32GB or 64GB (with expansion option)
Display 5.6-inch, FHD+ resolution (2220 x 1080 pixels), Super AMOLED 6.0-inch, FHD+ resolution (2220 x 1080 pixels), Super AMOLED
OS Android 7.1.1 Nougat Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Primary (Rear) Camera 16MP with flash 16MP with flash
Front Camera Dual (16MP + 8MP) Dual (16MP + 8MP)
Battery 3000mAh 3500mAh

Both Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8 Plus (2018) feature Infinity Display with 18:9 aspect ratio. While the Galaxy A8 (2018) features a 5.6-inch FHD+ resolution (2220 x 1080 pixels) Super AMOLED display, the Galaxy A8+(2018) comes with a 6.0-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display.

Both handsets are powered by an octa-core processor and 4GB RAM. Users can choose from two storage options – 32GB and 64GB. You can use a microSD card slot to further expand the storage (up to 256GB). While the Galaxy A8 is backed by a 3000mAh battery, the A8 Plus comes with a 3500mAh battery. Both devices support fast charging.

Camera

In terms of optics, both smartphones feature dual front cameras. The camera setup combines a 16-megapixel primary sensor with an 8-megapixel secondary sensor. Both sensors come with f/1.9 aperture. Additionally, Samsung has added a Live Focus feature (seen in the Galaxy Note 8) that allows you to adjust the bokeh effect before and after taking a picture.

The 16-megapixel rear camera comes with f/1.7 aperture. Additional features include a video digital image stabilization, food mode, and a new hyper-lapse feature.

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Features

  • Dual front cameras
  • Infinity display
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz)
  • Bluetooth v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps)
  • ANT+
  • Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST)
  • Near Field Communication (NFC)
  • USB Type-C port
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Accelerometer
  • Barometer
  • Gyro sensor
  • Geomagnetic sensor
  • Hall sensor
  • Proximity sensor
  • RGB Light sensor
  • Water and dust resistance

Both run Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, NFC, MST for payments, and USB Type-C port.

The new handsets sport curved glass design (on the back and front) along with a metal frame. Both come in four color options – Black, Orchid Grey, Gold, and Blue. A fingerprint scanner is placed on the back. Sensors on the Galaxy A8 series include Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor, Proximity sensor and RGB Light sensor.

The Galaxy A8 (2018) measures 149.2 x 70.6 x 8.4mm and weighs 172g. Whereas the A8 Plus measures 159.9 x 75.7 x 8.3mm and weighs 191g. Both smartphones come with IP68 certification (water and dust resistance).

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Conclusion

The Galaxy A8(2018) and A8 Plus (2018) offer some of the best Samsung features. The Dual Front Camera with Live Focus is a first for Galaxy A series. Both devices also sport the Always On Display. Additional features include support for Samsung Pay, Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) and Near Field Communication (NFC). The new handsets also support Samsung Gear VR headset.

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