Seems like Samsung has sped up the release schedule for the Galaxy A series of smartphone and they’re now introducing the new Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) in late December!
Personally, I already love the Galaxy A8 (2017) from earlier this year. It’s a fun phone to play with – I even experimented refraction photography with it. It doesn’t cost a lot, but it can do a lot for its price.
The brand new Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) now features Samsung’s signature hardware – the Infinity Display, Samsung’s very own 18.5:9 display. It even has dual-cameras at the front, so that you can take Live Focus selfies, just like what the Galaxy Note8’s rear-camera can do. You can also learn more about dual-camera systems here.
Here are the full specs list for both the Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018).
|Galaxy A8 (2018)||Galaxy A8+ (2018)|
|Display||5.6-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED,1080×2220||6.0-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED,1080×2220|
|*Screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners|
|Camera||Front: Dual Camera 16MP FF (F1.9) + 8MP (F1.9)
Rear: 16MP PDAF (F1.7)
|Dimension||149.2 x 70.6 x 8.4 mm, 172g||159.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm, 191g|
|AP||Octa Core (2.2GHz Dual + 1.6GHz Hexa)|
|Memory||4GB RAM, 32GB||6GB RAM, 64GB|
|Fast Charging / USB Type-C|
|Network||LTE Cat. 11|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 256QAM,
Bluetooth® v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, Location
(GPS, Glonass) (BeiDou*)* BeiDou coverage may be limited.
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor,
Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor
|Audio||MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA|
|Video||MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM|
We’ve yet to see what the Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) has to offer when we hold it in our own hands, but it seems pretty promising as it still has the signature IP68 water and dust resistance. Let’s not forget, the Galaxy A-series of smartphones are meant to be within the mid-range market segment.
The brand new Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) will be available in January 2018 and it’ll be available in 3 colors – black, gold, and orchid gray. You can check out Samsung’s website for more information.
We still don’t know about the price, though. We will surely update here when we know its prices.