Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018), Galaxy A8+


Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018), Galaxy A8+ (2018) were officially launched on Tuesday. The latest mid-range smartphones from Samsung feature an Infinity Display and an IP68 dust and water resistance rating. These are the first phones from Samsung to have dual-front facing cameras.

The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) is priced at VND 10,990,000 (roughly Rs. 30,980) and the Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) is priced at VND 13,490,000 (roughly Rs. 38,040), according to Samsung Vietnam. Samsung also mentions that the two phones will be made available on January 6, 2018. Pricing and release date are applicable only to the respective market and will vary for others, but, give us a good indication of what to expect.


Samsung’s Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) will both be available in Black, Gold, Blue, and Orchid Grey color variants. These offbeat options suggest that Samsung is targeting a younger demographic with its mid-range offerings. The Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) come with Samsung Pay integration and are the first phones in the Galaxy A series to support the Gear VR headset.


Both the Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) are based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The Galaxy A8 (2018) features a 5.6-inch full-HD+ (2220×1080 pixels) Super AMOLED with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio, while the Galaxy A8+ (2018) sports a 6-inch full-HD+ (2220×1080 pixels) Super AMOLED display with the same aspect ratio. Powering the internals is a 2.2GHz octa-core processor (two cores clocked at 2.2GHz and six cores clocked at 1.6GHz) on both the phones.


In terms of optics, the Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) are the first smartphones from Samsung to come with two selfie cameras. There is a 16-megapixel fixed focus,f/1.9 camera sensor, and an 8-megapixel f/1.9 sensor. To further enhance self-portraits, there is a Live Focus feature that helps users adjust Bokeh effect even after the photo has been clicked.

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