A Great news for Samsung Lovers… Yes, Samsung has just announced its new mid-range smartphones. Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8 Plus (2018).

Samsung Galaxy A8, A8 Plus

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8 Plus (2018) are the successors of Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8 Plus. In comparison to the 2017 versions of these phones. Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8 Plus 2018 have some attractive specs. Not just the specs but the design are also inspired by Galaxy S series. The main highlight of these new Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8 Plus is its Dual front cameras. The front camera will feature f1.9 lenses and a portrait mode which sounds very exciting.

Front-Facing dual Cameras

The Galaxy A8 and A8 Plus are the first Samsung phones which have Dual cameras. Being mid-range phones it is quite surprising to see dual cameras in the phones that to front facing. With these dual cameras, A8 and A8 Plus will give some flagship a great fight.  The Cameras features f1.9 lenses which should give our selfie a great background blurs.

These 16MP and 8MP cameras will give you different widths of angle. As Samsung says you can switch between them to get the type of shot you like. Also, dual cameras mean the great Portrait mode. And Galaxy A8 and A8 Plus have something great with its Portrait mode. Here you can take selfies and adjust the amount of blur in the background, both before and after taking the picture. This adjusting feature is called as LIVE Focus and this feature was available in the rear cameras of the Galaxy Note 8.

Samsung Galaxy A8, A8 Plus

 

Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8 Plus (2018) Specs

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018)
Display 5.6-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED
2,220 x 1,080 resolution
441 ppi
18:5:9 aspect ratio
6-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED
2,220 x 1,080 resolution
412 ppi
18:5:9 aspect ratio
Processor 14nm Exynos 7885 octa-core platform
2x 2.2 GHz + 6x 1.6 GHz
14nm Exynos 7885 octa-core platform
2x 2.2 GHz + 6x 1.6 GHz
GPU TBC TBC
RAM 4 GB 4/6 GB
Storage 32/64 GB 32/64 GB
MicroSD Yes, up to 256 GB Yes, up to 256 GB
Cameras Rear camera:
16 MP sensor with f/1.7 aperture, phase-detection auto-focus, video digital image stabilization (VDis) technology, hyperlapse, and Food ModeFront camera:
16 MP + 8 MP sensor with f/1.9 aperture and Live Focus
Rear camera:
16 MP sensor with f/1.7 aperture, phase-detection auto-focus video digital image stabilization (VDis) technology, hyperlapse, and Food ModeFront camera:
16 MP + 8 MP sensor with f/1.9 aperture and Live Focus
Audio 3.5mm headphone jack
MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
3.5mm headphone jack
MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
Battery 3,000 mAh
Non-removable
Fast charging
3,500 mAh
Non-removable
Fast charging
Sensors Accelerometer Barometer
Fingerprint sensor Gyro sensor Geomagnetic sensor Hall sensor
Proximity sensor
RGB light sensor
Accelerometer Barometer
Fingerprint sensor Gyro sensor Geomagnetic sensor Hall sensor
Proximity sensor
RGB light sensor
IP rating IP68 water and dust resistance IP68 water and dust resistance
Network TBC
LTE Cat. 11
TBC
LTE Cat. 11
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5 GHz)
Bluetooth 5.0
NFC
ANT+
Location (GPS, Glonass, BeiDou)
USB Type-C 2.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5 GHz)
Bluetooth 5.0
NFC
ANT+
Location (GPS, Glonass, BeiDou)
USB Type-C 2.0
Software Android 7.1.1 Nougat Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Colors Black, Orchid Grey, Gold, and Blue Black, Orchid Grey, Gold, and Blue
Dimensions and weight 149.2 x 70.6 x 8.4 mm
172 g
159.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm
191 g

Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8 Plus price and availability

Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8 (2018) Plus will be available at the starting of January. That’s the only detail revealed by Samsung so far. The price of these phones are not revealed yet but it is expected that prices of these phones will be in the range of $350-$450.

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