Samsung has launched its Galaxy A8+ (2018) smartphone in India. It is being touted by the company as ‘the year’s first big innovation.’ Highlights of the new handset include an Infinity Display, 6GB RAM, IP68 rating, and dual front cameras. The new smartphone was initially launched in Vietnam, last month. Read more to find about Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Price in India, Specifications, and Features
Price and Availability
The Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) is priced in India at Rs 32,990. It will be exclusively available via Amazon India from January 20. The Galaxy A8+ (2018) was launched in Vietnam at costs VND 13,490,000 (approx Rs 38,040).
Specifications and Features
|Processor||octa-core (2 x 2.2GHz cores + 6 x 1.6GHz cores)|
|Display||6.0-inch, Super AMOLED, full HD+, 18.5:9 aspect ratio|
|OS||Android 7.1.1 Nougat|
|Primary (Rear) Camera||16MP with flash|
|Front Camera||Dual (16MP + 8MP)|
|Dual SIM (Hybrid)||Yes|
The Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) sports a 6.0-inch Super AMOLED display with full-HD+ (1080 x 2220 pixels) resolution and 18.5:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by an octa-core processor (2 x 2.2GHz cores + 6 x 1.6GHz cores) and 6GB RAM. The 64GB internal storage can be further expanded via microSD cards (up to 256GB). The 3500mAh battery comes with fast charging support.
In terms of optics, the new smartphone sports a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/1.7 aperture, PDAF (phase detection autofocus system), video digital image stabilization, food mode, and a new hyper-lapse feature. The dual camera setup on the front uses a 16-megapixel primary sensor and 8-megapixel secondary sensors. Both front sensors come with f/1.9 aperture. A Live Focus feature (seen in the Galaxy Note 8) allows you to adjust the bokeh effect before and after taking a picture.
- Infinity Display design
- Always On Display
- Up to 6GB RAM
- Water and dust resistant body
- Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS
- Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
- Bluetooth 5.0
- USB Type-C
- Samsung Pay
The Galaxy A8 (2018) runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system. Connectivity options include 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, NFC, USB Type-C, GPS/ GLONASS, and USB Type-C port.
The new handset comes in four colour options – Black, Orchid Grey, Gold, and Blue. It measures 159.9×75.7×8.3mm and weighs 191 grams. A fingerprint scanner is placed on the back. The new handset also features MST for Samsung Pay-based mobile payments. Additional features include Always On screen ambient display and Bixby support.
The Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) comes with a significant upgrade over its predecessors. The Dual Front Camera with Live Focus is a first for Galaxy A series. The new handsets also supports Samsung Gear VR headset. Are you excited about the upcoming smartphone? Let us know in the comments section below.