Samsung Electronics has launched the Galaxy A8(2018) and A8+(2018), after the successors to Galaxy A5(2017) and A7(2017).
The Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+(2018), the two mid-range flagship phone featuring a Dual Front Camera, a large Infinity Display with 18:9 aspect ratio and stunning ergonomic design that draws on Samsung’s flagship design heritage and experience. With additional everyday features, the Galaxy A series is usually next in line after the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series, it is more stylish, practical and convenient than ever before.
“With the release of the Galaxy A8(2018) and Galaxy A8+(2018), we’re bringing our customers’ favorite features from our flagship smartphones, such as the Infinity Display and our first Dual Front Camera with Live Focus, to our Galaxy A series, which is already known for its premium design,” said Junho Park, Vice President of Global Product Planning, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics. “The Galaxy A8(2018) and A8+(2018) exemplify our continued dedication to meeting the needs of our consumers by providing them with greater choice and convenience.”
The selfie camera on the front is now 16MP F1.7 rear camera and 16MP+8MP F1.9 Dual Front Camera. The Dual Front Camera is made up of two separate cameras so you can switch between the two to take the type of selfie you want – from close-ups with the background to portrait shots with a clear and crisp background. There is also the Advanced Live Focus feature to adjust the bokeh effect before or after you take the picture to create high-quality images.
From day to night, the advanced camera makes sure you capture sharp images, even in low-light conditions. Samsung is also bringing stickers to the selfie camera or highlighting a culinary extravaganza with food mode for the rear camera. The other big change on the camera front is the addition of video digital image stabilisation (VDis) technology, and a new hyperlapse feature you can now create time-lapse videos that let you record, tell and share even longer stories for Galaxy A8 2018 users.
Coming to the display both Samsung Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+ feature the infinity display goes beyond the bezel with an immersive 18.5:9 display. The Galaxy A8 2018 series continues with the ergonomic curved glass on the back and front; it has sleek glass and metal frame, smooth curves and comfortable grip make it even easier to watch or interact with content on your phone. Both the devices are available in four colors variants i.e. black, orchid grey, gold and blue to suit your personal style.
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Both devices also sport the Always On Display, meaning you can get information at a glance without unlocking your phone. With Samsung Pay3, there’s no need to bring your wallet with you every time you go out. They both have Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) and Near Field Communication (NFC), can be used virtually anywhere you can tap or swipe your card. Every transaction via Samsung Pay is secure, yet very simple. All it takes is one swipe and one fingerprint scan. The fingerprint scanner is placed below camera module on the Galaxy A8 series.
The phones are also IP68 water and dust resistance, the Galaxy A8(2018) and A8+(2018) can withstand the elements, including sweat, rain, sand and dust, making it suitable for nearly any activity or situation. The Galaxy A8(2018) and A8+(2018) support microSD cards with 256GB capacity and are the first in the A series to support Samsung’s Gear VR headset as well.
Specifications of Galaxy A8 and A8 Plus :-
It comes with 5.6-inch FHD+ with the resolution of 2220 x 1080 pixels, Super AMOLED display with 18:9 aspect ratio, octa-core processor, and coupled with 4GB/6GB RAM or 32GB/64GB internal storage which is further expandable up to 256GB via microSD card.
The bigger Samsung Galaxy A8+(2018) 6.0-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display with the resolution of 2220 x 1080 pixels. The processor and RAM/Storage combination is the same.
The Galaxy A8 has a 3000mAh battery on board, while the A8 Plus has a 3500 mAh battery. The two phones sport identical rear and front cameras. Dimensions of the Galaxy A8 (2018) are 149.2 x 70.6 x 8.4 mm and it weighs 172g while the Galaxy A8 Plus version has the following dimensions: 159.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm and this weighs 191 g.
Both Devices also support fast charging and have a USB Type-C port. Sadly the phones are still running on Android 7.1.1. In terms of connectivity, there is Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), NFC, MST for payments, Bluetooth v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+ and Location (GPS, Glonass, BeiDou*). Sensors on board the Galaxy A8 series for 2018 are: Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor, Proximity sensor and RGB Light sensor.