Samsung Galaxy A8+(2018) and Galaxy A8(2018) With Dual Selfie Cameras Go Official
Putting all rumors to rest, Samsung has officially introduced the next generation of A-series phones – The A8 (2018) and A8+(2018). Both of these phones have full vision (18:9) display, dual front cameras, and are powered by Samsung’s own 14nm based Exynos 7885 octa-core chipset.
While we are at it, let’s talk about the similarities between the Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+. Both phones run Android 7.1 Nougat based software out of the box. On the rear, you will find a 16MP sensor with f/1.7 aperture lens. Both phones also have a video digital image stabilization (VDis) technology for stabilized videos and Hyperlapse feature for capturing time-lapse videos.
On the front, both phones have 16MP and 8MP sensors, each with f/1.9 aperture lens. The extra sensor is used for Live Focus (also known as portrait mode) in selfies.
The fingerprint sensor is now present on the rear. Just as their predecessors, the new A-series phones are IP68 water and dust resistant certified, have dual-SIM support, dedicated microSD card slot and support Samsung Pay. Connectivity options include, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and USB Type-C.
Now talking about what’s different between the two phones. The Samsung A8 2018 will have a smaller 5.6-inch (Full HD+) super AMOLED display and will be available in 32GB and 64GB storage variants, each with 4GB RAM. The phone packs a 3000mAh battery with fast charging support.
The Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018), on the other hand, has a 6-inch (Full HD+) display and a bigger 3500mAh battery. The 64GB RAM variant of the A8+ (2018) comes with 6GB of RAM.
The Samsung Galaxy A8(2018) and Galaxy A8+(2018) have been priced at 499 Euros (Roughly Rs. 37,755 approx.) and 599 Euros (Roughly Rs. 45,320), respectively and will hit retail shelves in January 2018.
Key Specifications of Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) and Galaxy A8 (2018)
|Model||Samsung Galaxy A8+(2018)||Samsung Galaxy A8(2018)|
|Display||6-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display||5.6-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display|
|Processors||14nm 2.2GHz octa-core Exynos7885||14nm 2.2GHz octa-core Exynos7885|
|Camera||16MP rear(f/1.7) and 16MP+8MP front(f/1.9)||16MP rear(f/1.7) and 16MP+8MP front(f/1.9)|
|Battery||3500mAh, adaptive fast charging||3000mAh, adaptive fast charging|
|Software||Android 7.1 Nougat based Experience UI||Android 7.1 Nougat based Experience UI|
|Price||Approx. Rs. 45,000||Approx. Rs. 38,000|