As rumoured previously, Samsung has unveiled two new smartphone smartphones in the mid-range A series, dubbed the Galaxy A8 (2018) and the Galaxy A8 Plus (2018) in South Korea.
The main highlight of the Galaxy A8 (2018) and the Galaxy A8 Plus (2018) are the Infinity displays with minimal bezels, rated at 5.6-inch and 6.0-inch, respectively and are full HD+ Super AMOLED in nature.
Both the Galaxy A8 (2018) and the A8 Plus (2018) come with dual front cameras, each rated at 16-megapixel and 8-megapixel, with front focus. The primary camera for both the smartphones stands at 16-megapixel, featuring PDAF. The smartphones are equipped with camera features such as Live Focus, Food Mode, video digital image stabilisation (VDis) technology, and hyperlapse feature.
The smartphones are powered by octa-core Samsung Exynos 7885 processors, and come with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, right below the camera module. Additionally, the devices run Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Furthermore, the devices come with IP68 certification, support for Samsung Gear VR, and connectivity options such as Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v5.0, USB Type-C port, NFC, and GPS.
The smartphones differ in terms of RAM/ROM configurations and batteries. The Galaxy A8 (2018) has 4GB of RAM and two ROM options- 32GB and 64GB, while the Galaxy A8 Plus (2018) comes in two RAM/ROM options- 4GB/32GB and 6GB/64GB, all the options being expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card. The Galaxy A8 is backed by a 3,000mAh battery and the Galaxy A8 Plus gets a bigger 3,500mAh battery, both supporting fast charging tech.
The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and the Galaxy A8 Plus (2018) come in Black, Orchid Grey, Gold and Blue colour variants and will be available in January 2018.