The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and the Galaxy A8+ (2018) was officially unveiled by Samsung earlier this year. The phone was running on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box but it was later reported that the South Korean tech giant may soon roll out the latest Android Oreo update to both the devices. Now, finally, after months of waiting, the company has started to roll out the Android 8.0 update to the devices. The process has already started in Russia and is expected to begin in other countries within a couple of days.
Samsung has already posted the details of the rollout process and it has begun in Russia. Soon, users in other countries will start to receive the update via OTA (over the air). The update also reportedly brings some new features like VoLTE support on both the SIMs and also includes the July Android Security patch. Notably, the Dolby Atmos support is not listed on the official changelog although the user manual claims that it will be available in the update. The update comes with build numbers of A530FXXU2BRG1 and A730FXXU2BRG1 and users can also take a look at the changelog here.
To recall the specifications of the two devices, The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) features a 5.6-inch full HD+ display while the Galaxy A8+ (2018) features a larger 6-inch full HD+ display. Both the devices are powered by an octa-core SoC with six cores clocked at 1.6GHz and two cores at 2.2GHz. The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) features 4GB of RAM while the premium variant features either 4GB or 6GB of RAM.
Both the devices also sport a dual front camera setup for taking group selfies with ease. It features a primary 16-megapixel sensor and secondary 8-megapixel sensor. Both the cameras are equipped with Live Focus feature that helps to adjust the bokeh effect while taking selfies in portrait mode. On the back, both the devices feature a 16-megapixel sensor with an LED flash.
In addition, both the devices are available in two variants in terms of internal storage of 32GB and 64GB. The Galaxy A8 (2018) is powered by a 3,000mAh battery while the Galaxy A8+ (2018) features a larger 3,500mAh battery.