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Samsung Galaxy A8, Galaxy A8+ With S8-Like Infinity Display, Dual-Selfie Camera Announced

Samsung has officially announced two new additions to its Galaxy-A series. Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018), which have been a part of online rumours for a long time now, are finally out and here is what you need to know about them.

Updated:December 19, 2017, 2:10 PM IST
Samsung Galaxy A8, Galaxy A8+ With S8-Like Infinity Display, Dual-Selfie Camera Announced
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) have been officially announced by the company. (Image: Samsung)
Samsung has officially announced two new smartphones for the upcoming year. Samsung Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+, which were only part of rumours till yesterday, have now been made official by the company. The smartphones borrow their design from the 2017 flagship of Samsung, the Galaxy S8 and feature a similar Infinity display in addition to a dual selfie camera setup. The Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+ also boast of IP68-certified dust and water resistance, like most of Samsung’s high-end offerings. The smartphones are set to go on sale starting January 2018 but Samsung has not provided any official pricing on the smartphones as of now.

In terms of specifications, the Samsung Galaxy A8 sports a 5.6-inch Full-HD+ Super AMOLED display with a 2220x1080 pixels resolution, 18.5:9 aspect ratio and a Galaxy S8 like curved glass protection on top. Its counterpart, the Galaxy A8+ features a 6-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display with the same specifications. Both the smartphones will run Android 7.1.1 Nougat and will be powered by an octa-core processor. Two of these eight cores are clocked at 2.2GHz while the rest six cores are clocked at 1.6GHz. The Galaxy A8 carries a 4GB RAM while the Galaxy A8+ comes in two RAM variants – a 4GB option and a 6GB option.

The smartphones will be available in two storage options with one having a 32GB storage onboard and another offering 64GB storage, both expandable up to 256GB using external microSD card. As for their optics, the Samsung smartphones carry a 16-megapixel (f/1.7) camera at the back with Video Digital image stabilisation (VDis) technology. At the front, the devices sport a dual camera setup, with a 16-megapixel fixed focus sensor and an 8-megapixel secondary sensor for Bokeh effects, both with f/1.9 aperture. In addition, the smartphones come with a pre-installed Live Focus feature which allows users to adjust the Bokeh effect on images after the self-portraits are clicked.

The Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+ come with 4G LTE, Bluetooth v5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C port as connectivity options. Samsung Galaxy A8 is backed by a 3000 mAh battery while the larger variant, the Galaxy A8+ will feature a 3500 mAh battery. The Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+ come with IP68-certified water and dust resistance in addition to Samsung Pay integration and Samsung Gear VR support.

“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," Junho Park, Vice President of Global Product Planning - Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics, said in a press statement.

Samsung Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+ will be available starting January 2018 in four colour options – Blue, Black, Gold and Orchid Grey.

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