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Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 official: it's basically a cheaper S8

Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 official: it's basically a cheaper S8”

For one, they're the first phones from Samsung to have dual cameras on the front. Both handset will be available in black, orchid grey, and blue. Both the devices were in the rumors for a long time now. The Galaxy A8 (2018), among the two, features a 5.6-inch full-HD+ (2220x1080 pixels) Super AMOLED display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio (the same as the Samsung Galaxy S8), while the Galaxy A8+ (2018) has a 6-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display.

The Galaxy A8 and A8+ are the first budget-oriented Samsung phones to feature the infinity display.

Under the hood, both devices are powered by a Octa-core Exynos 7885 processor coupled with Mali-G71 GPU and running on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box with proprietary TouchWiz UI on top. The Galaxy A8 has 4GB of RAM with two storage options of either 32GB or 64GB while the Galaxy A8+ has two variants, one with 4GB RAM and 32GB storage and the other with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage.

Battery: While the A8 2018 is backed by a 3,000mAh battery, the A8+ 2018 has a larger 3,500mAh battery inside. In the rear, the smartphone sports a 16-megapixel camera lens with LED Flash. The upcoming Galaxy S9 and S9+ are also expected to have the fingerprint scanner at the same position. Guess what, Samsung's famous Live Focus camera mode is coming to both the phones. They both have support for 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS, and USB Type-C. The secondary 8MP sensor captures depth information to blur the background. Both handsets are IP68 rated water and dust resistance.

There you have it. They will be available in January in black, orchid grey, gold and blue for about EUR499 and EUR599, respectively, and the fact that the pricing is given in European currency should hint at you that we might never see these two released officially on a U.S. carrier. The handsets will be soon available for purchase in Europe and other markets. Samsung will start selling both the models in early January 2018, and for now has not provided official pricing.



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