Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018), its two new mid-range flagship smartphones in the Galaxy A-series after several rumors. These phones have 5.6-inch and 6-inch (1080 × 2220 pixels) Full HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity displays, respectively with 18.5:9 aspect ratio and ergonomic curved glass on the front and back. These are powered by Exynos 7885 14nm Octa-Core processor, and run on Android 7.1.1 (Nougat).

"Samsung Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8 Plus"

In terms of camera, both these phones have a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/1.7 aperture, and on the front Samsung’s first dual selfie camera – 16-megapixel and 8-megapixel combo with f/1.9 aperture. This lets you switch between cameras for close-ups with the background to portrait shots and the Live Focus feature lets you adjust the bokeh effect before or after you take the picture. These have new Video digital image stabilization technology for shake-free videos and Hyperlapse mode for capturing time-lapse videos.

"Samsung Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8 Plus"

These have a fingerprint sensor on the back, USB Type-C port, come with IP68 ratings for water and dust resistance, have MST and NFC support for Samsung Pay and pack 3000mAh and 3500mAh battery, respectively with support for fast charging.

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) specifications:

  • 5.6-inch Full HD+ (1080×2220 pixels) Super AMOLED Infinity display
  • Exynos 7885 (64-bit) SoC with Octa-Core (2.2GHz Dual + 1.6GHz Hexa) CPU
  • Mali-G71 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 32GB / 64GB Internal Storage, expandable up to 256GB via micro SD card
  • Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
  • Dual SIM (dual stand-by)
  • 4G VoLTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G GPRS/EDGE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual band (2.4GHz & 5GHz), Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/GLONASS/BDS, NFC, micro USB 2.0, USB Type-C, USB OTG
  • 16MP rear camera with LED flash, f/1.7 aperture, [email protected] video recording
  • 16MP + 8MP dual front camera with f/1.9 aperture
  • Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Ambient Light, E-compass, Magnetic-Field, Barometer, RGB Light, Hall sensor
  • Non-removable 3000mAh battery with adaptive fast charging
  • Water and dust resistant body (IP68)
  • Dimension:149.2×70.6×8.4mm
  • Weight: 172 grams
  • Colors: Black, Gold, Blue, Orchid Grey
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Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) specifications:

  • 6-inch Full HD+ (1080×2220 pixels) Super AMOLED Infinity display
  • Exynos 7885 (64-bit) SoC with Octa-Core (2.2GHz Dual + 1.6GHz Hexa) CPU
  • Mali-G71 GPU
  • 4GB / 6GB RAM
  • 32GB / 64GB Internal Storage, expandable up to 256GB via micro SD card
  • Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
  • Dual SIM (dual stand-by)
  • 4G VoLTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G GPRS/EDGE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual band (2.4GHz & 5GHz), Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/GLONASS/BDS, NFC, micro USB 2.0, USB Type-C, USB OTG
  • 16MP rear camera with LED flash, f/1.7 aperture, [email protected] video recording
  • 16MP + 8MP dual front camera with f/1.9 aperture
  • Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Ambient Light, E-compass, Magnetic-Field, Barometer, RGB Light, Hall sensor
  • Non-removable 3500mAh battery with adaptive fast charging
  • Water and dust resistant body (IP68)
  • Dimension:159.9×75.7×8.3mm
  • Weight: 191 grams
  • Colors: Black, Gold, Blue, Orchid Grey

The Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+(2018) are priced at €499 (US$ 588 / Rs. 37,755 approx) and €599 (US$ 706 / Rs. 45,320 approx), respectively in Europe and will roll out starting from early January 2018.

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