Samsung India officially announced its two smartphones, 2018 versions from Galaxy A
series. After so much of rumors and leak shares, Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+ were finally announced on Tuesday 20th December 2018. These both smartphones borrowed their designs from Galaxy S8 (another pioneer from Samsung) and contains features like infinity display and IP68 certificate which makes it dust and water resistance.
The main feature which attracts the vision is Dual selfie camera setups, a first from the Company. Both the smartphones will available to consumers from January 2018, though the prices have not been announced yet.
After Galaxy S8, A8 and A8+ will be the first smartphones from the company containing Super AMOLED,1080×2220 infinity display. Samsung Galaxy A8 will attract a display of 5.6- inch, whereas A8+ has 6.0-inch FHD.
Powered by Android Nougat 7.1.1 with an octa-core chip with two cores clocked at 2.2GHz and six cores clocked at 1.6GHz. The Galaxy A8(2018) has 4GB RAM, while the Galaxy A8+(2018) comes in 4GB and 6GB RAM options.The Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) have 32GB and 64GB of storage options which can be expanded via microSD card (up to 256GB).
Both the smartphones contain dual front camera keeping in mind the love of youth for selfies. There is a 16-megapixel fixed focus, f/1.9 camera sensor, and an 8-megapixel f/1.9 sensor.
Both the sensors provide the users to either blur the background( Bokeh effect) or have a clear background. At rear Samsung attaches a 16MP camera with a f/1.7 lens. The rear camera comes with video stabilization technology and supports features such as hyperlapse
and a Food mode.
From the connectivity point of view, both the smartphones have 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C port.
A8 will contain a 3000mAh battery, while the Galaxy A8+ (2018) has a 3500mAh battery. Both the smartphones contain various sensors such as Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor and RGB Light Sensor.
The Galaxy A8(2018) and A8+(2018) are available in four colors including black, orchid grey, gold and blue.
According to Mr. Junho Park, Vice President of Global Product Planning, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics “With the release of the Galaxy A8(2018) and 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”.
Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8+ Product Specifications Table:
|Galaxy A8||Galaxy A8+|
|Display||5.6-inchFHD+ Super AMOLED,1080×2220||6.0-inchFHD+ SuperAMOLED,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, 32/64GB||4/6GB RAM, 32/64GB|
|Fast Charging / USB Type-C|
|Network||LTE Cat. 11|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (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|
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