Samsung has finally taken the covers off the new Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and the Galaxy A8+ (2018). These devices are some of the best future devices for the South Korean giant and we had reported only yesterday how a hands-on video had shown off the devices. While the nomenclature system and the names themselves are different, these models are the successors to the Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A7 (2017). The detailed specs and features follow.
While these devices are mid-range ones, they boast of having the Infinity Display and dual front cameras for better selfies and video calling features, an indication that some of the high-end features are finally migrating downwards. There is no indication of a price tag. However, these devices will start sales in early 2018, perhaps in January, and will come in four different colors: black, orchid grey, gold and blue.
Both the Galaxy A8 (2018), as well as the Galaxy A8+ (2018), features the Infinity Display and boast an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. The Galaxy A8 comes with a 5.6-inch FHD+ display while the Galaxy A8+ is bigger, with a larger 6-inch display and the same FHD+ resolution. These are the very first Galaxy A series smartphones that have support for Gear VR.
Both the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) smartphones come with an octa-core processor; whether these are Snapdragon or Exynos chipsets are still undisclosed. The Galaxy A8 comes with 4GB RAM as well as 32GB and 64GB storage variants. The larger variant, the Galaxy A8+, has two variants as well: one with 4GB RAM/32GB storage with another having 6GB RAM and 64GB of native storage.
Camera and Optics:
Both the devices come with a dual front camera setup, including one 16MP primary sensor while another 8MP secondary sensor has the Live Focus support. Samsung has claimed that these smartphones can switch easily and automatically between the two sensors located at the front to render the bokeh effects. A single 16MP camera with a larger/wider f/1.7 aperture graces the rear with a digital image stabilization software and hyperlapse.
Software and Battery
These devices run on the Android Nougat OS instead of the Oreo OS, which is a tad disappointing. While the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) has a 3000mAh battery, the Galaxy A8+ (2018) has a juicier 3500mAh battery with fast charging capabilities. These devices can come in early 2018, as we have reported earlier.