Samsung on Tuesday unveiled a brand new generation of affordable smartphones, the Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) devices. Buyers looking for phones with Infinity Displays will find that in the Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) since it contains some features of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ like the IP68-certified dust and water resistance. In addition, it comes with dual selfie camera setups, a first from the company. Samsung will start selling the Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) in early January 2018, though a price tag has not been announced yet.
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and Samsung Galaxy A8+ Features
The Galaxy A8 (2018), among the two, features a 5.6-inch full-HD+ (2220 x 1080 pixels) Super AMOLED display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio (the same as the Samsung Galaxy S8), while the Galaxy A8+ (2018) has a 6-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display. Both the smartphones have an octa-core chip with two cores clocked at 2.2GHz and six cores clocked at 1.6GHz. The Galaxy A8 (2018) has 4GB RAM, whereas the Galaxy A8+ (2018) comes in 4GB and 6GB RAM options. Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and the Galaxy A8+ (2018) both sport an IP68-certified build and come with Samsung Pay integration.
The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) have 32GB and 64GB onboard storage options that are expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). On the connectivity front, the smartphones have 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C port. Besides, the Galaxy A8 (2018) packs a 3000mAh battery, while the Galaxy A8+ (2018) has a 3500mAh battery. They will both be running on Android Nougat 7.1.1.
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) Camera Specifications.
Samsung has provided two front-facing camera sensors on the Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018). There is a 16-megapixel fixed focus, f/1.9 camera sensor and an 8-megapixel f/1.9 sensor. Both the sensors provide users with the option to either have a blurred background to create a bokeh effect on their selfies. Also, there is a pre-installed Live Focus feature that helps users to adjust the Bokeh effect even after capturing the self-portraits. In addition to the dual camera setup, the smartphones have a 16-megapixel camera sensor on the back with an f/1.7 lens.
Both will come in four colour options, namely, Black, Blue, Gold, and Orchid Grey.