Samsung unveils Galaxy A8 (2018) along with upgraded Galaxy A8+ (2018)

Kelley Robertson
December 19, 2017

Both smartphones are powered by the same 2.2GHz octa-core Samsung Exynos 7885 processor. The former flaunts a 5.6-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080×2220 pixels, while the latter has a 6-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display with the same resolution.

As for the standard features shared by the two devices, you'll find a pair of front-facing cameras on both, one being a 16-megapixel shooter with a f/1.9 aperture, and the other being an 8-megapixel camera. The 2018 Galaxy A devices exemplify our continued dedication to meeting the needs of our consumers by providing them with greater choice and convenience, said Junho Park, Vice President of Global Product Planning, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics. The front, in the case of the Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+ 2018, is clean and without any physical buttons. Just like every other smartphone from Samsung, the onboard storage can be expanded up to 256GB via microSD card.

In terms of software, the Galaxy A8 2018 and Galaxy A8+ 2018 have Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box, which basically means that Samsung is saving Oreo for the Galaxy S9 launch. Supporting the display screen is an ergonomic curved glass on both ends of the phone and you still get the premium glass and metal design that first appeared on the Galaxy A5 and A7 2017.

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8 Plus (2018) have officially been announced in the South Korean market. The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) comes with a 5.6-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display with 1080x2220 pixel resolution, while the A8+ (2018) sports a 6-inch Full HD+ display. Both phones also have a single 16-megapixel rear camera with an aperture of f/1.7 and phase detection autofocus. The Dual Camera is made up of two separate cameras. Both models support fast charging via USB Type-C. The smartphones will seamlessly switch between the two front cameras to get the desired effect. Both will come in four colour options, namely, Black, Blue, Gold, and Orchid Grey - targeting millennials and young customers.

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