Samsung, the Korean tech giant, silently introduced two new smartphones dubbed as Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018) respectively. Both the smartphones are equivalent to each other in most cases and bring decent hardware and software combination. However, these are not flagship grade device, still could be proved decent mid-range devices.
Samsung Galaxy A8 / A8 Plus (2018) Features
The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) comes with 5.6-inch FHD+ display and Plus variant equipped with a 6.0-inch display at an unusual resolution of 1080×2220 pixels (18.5:9 aspect ratio). These devices are believed to be powered by Exynos 7885 2.2 GHz octa-core processor, however, the name isn’t mentioned officially.
Regarding the camera, the duo is becoming first to own dual selfie cameras on any Samsung smartphone with 16 MP + 8 MP combination. Moreover, The Live Focus is present on both the device, that let you give capabilities to take blur effects by switching the front cameras. The rear-facing camera is managed by a 16 MP sensor with f/1.7 large aperture. The A8 offers 4 GB RAM coupled with 32/64 GB internal storage variants. On another side, A8 Plus gives you the option to choose between 4 GB or 6 GB RAM having same 32 GB and 64 GB built-in storage.
Furthermore, both the devices run on Android 7.1.1 with company’s custom TouchWiz UI on top. When it comes to battery, the smaller one has 3,000 mAh battery, whereas, bigger on packs 3,500 mAh battery, similar to Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Both fast charging capabilities and USB Type C port for charging. Other connectivity options include such as 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5, NFC, and Dual SIM. It will worth noting that both the devices are IP68 rated against water and dust, that is an unusual thing with Samsung’s mid-range devices.
|Samsung Galaxy A8||Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus|
|Display||5.6-inch 1080 x 2220p FHD+ Super AMOLED||6.0-inch 1080 x 2220p FHD+ Super AMOLED|
|Protection||IP68 certified||IP68 certified|
|Processor||Exynos 7885 (2.2GHz Dual + 1.6GHz Hexa) Octa-Core||Exynos 7885 (2.2GHz Dual + 1.6GHz Hexa) Octa-Core|
|Storage||32 / 64GB||32 / 64GB|
|Rear Camera||16 MP, f/1.7||16 MP, f/1.7|
|Front Camera||Dual 16 MP + 8 MP, f/1.9||Dual 16 MP + 8 MP, f/1.9|
|OS||Android Nougat 7.1.1||Android Nougat 7.1.1|
|Dimensions||149.2×70.6×8.4 mm||159.9×75.7x 8.3 mm|
|Weight||172 grams||191 grams|
|Connectivity||4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB Type-C, NFC||4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB Type-C, NFC|
|Battery||3,000 mAh, fast charging||3,500 mAh, fast charging|
|Price||499 Euro||599 Euro|
Pricing and Availability
The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8 Plus (2018) are priced at 499 Euro (Approx. 580$ or 37,500 INR) and 599 Euro (Approx. 700$ or 45,000 INR) and available colors are lack, Orchid Grey, Gold and Blue for both the devices. As far availability is concerned, the duo will be available for sale in January 2018.