Last December, Samsung has made the Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ official, as the footsteps of its predecessors, the Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A7 (2017). These upper mid-range smartphones are the first one to feature Infinity Display, sitting below the flagship S8 series. Also noted that they’re the first Samsung to sport two selfie cameras, a 16MP primary sensor with fixed-focus and f/1.9 aperture, and an 8MP with f/1.9 aperture too.
The Galaxy A8 (2018) has a 5.6-inch Full HD+ display with 2220 x 1080 resolution and SuperAMOLED screen technology for vivid colors. On the other hand, the larger Galaxy A8+ (2018) comes with a 6.0-inch panel. As we look on the official renders, the display has been stretched and the edges were dramatically reduced, noting that this is a strong resemblance to the flagship S8 family.
Both the devices are powering the new Exynos 7885 Octa that clocks at 2.2Ghz. The Galaxy A8 (2018) offers 32GB storage with 4GB RAM, while the Galaxy A8 (2018) holds 64GB storage with larger 6GB of RAM. The fingerprint scanner has been moved below the camera at the back which is a nice move from the Korean tech giant, as the previous position was awkward (right side of the camera flash).
Speaking on the camera, the back features a 16MP sensor with phase detection auto-focus and bright f/1.7 aperture. As the battery goes, the Galaxy A8 (2018) is fueled by a modest 3,000 mAh capacity, and the larger A8+ (2018) gets a 3,500 mAh battery. The operating system used here is the Android 7.1.1 “Nougat” and is expected to upgrade in Android 8.0 “Oreo” this year.
Offered in Black and Gold color variants, the Galaxy A8 (2018) costs P28,990, while the Galaxy A8+ (2018) is priced at P32,990. Both will be available in the last week of January this year and for those who’ll purchase during the launch day will also get a free 5,000 mAh Capdase Battery Pack worth P1,199
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