April 22, 2018

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

19 December 2017, 09:18 | Yvette Williams

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Under its hood, there operates a quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor clocked at 1.2GHz that works in conjunction with 2GB RAM.

On the other hand, the Galaxy On7 Pro boasts of a larger 5.5-inch HD 720p display.

Moving on to imaging, the Galaxy A8 (2018) features a 16-megapixel primary rear camera with an f/1.7 aperture lens, digital stabilization, and an LED flash.

The Galaxy A8 2018 series offers the same 18.5:9 screen ratio and tiny borders as the 2017 flagship, being more evidence of these trends coming to cheaper devices.

Software: Both the phones run Android 7.1 Nougat-based Experience user interface. 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's Galaxy A8 will allow users to take portrait shots as well from the front camera.

Both of these phones feature an Infinity display as rumored, and also come with a Samsung first, dual selfie camera. There is a 16-megapixel fixed focus, f/1.9 camera sensor and an 8-megapixel f/1.9 sensor.

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- The A8 and A8+ 2018 are IP68 certified, which makes them dust and water-resistant and also they comes with Samsung's characteristic Always-on display. The other key difference between the Galaxy A8 (2018) and the Galaxy A8+ (2018) is the battery size. For the Galaxy A8, it gets 4GB of RAM with the choice of 32GB or 64GB of storage, while the A8+ has the option of a higher spec 6GB RAM model with 64GB of storage. The battery inside is a 3000mAh unit with support for adaptive fast charging.

Both the newly launched devices come with dual selfie camera setup.

Both handsets are powered by latest Bluetooth v5.0, gets NFC for mobile payments and easy transfer, USB Type-C port for charging, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi tether and 4G VoLTE (Voice over LTE) support.

Samsung also revealed the prices of both the phones.

There is no word on the India pricing at this moment, but the A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018) will start at €499 and €599 respectively in Europe.

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