Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Specification, Price and Availability

The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) is the world’s first phone with a quad camera on the back. This is a great feat reached by the South Korean phone manufacturer. The phone was launched after Samsung’s first triple camera phone, the Galaxy A7 (2018). Let me show you its full specification, price and availability in various markets in the world.

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Specification, Price and Availability

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Features

The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) features an addition of a telephoto camera. Between it and the ultra-wide angle camera, you can choose to focus on a detail or capture more of the scene. The tele camera offers 2x optical zoom over the main camera and captures 10MP images. The main camera is a 24MP shooter with a bright f/1.7 lens, suitable for daylight and nighttime shots.

The 120° ultra-wide angle camera sports an 8MP sensor. The Intelligent Scene Optimizer is an AI that automatically adjusts the camera settings based on the scene. Finally, there’s a 5MP depth sensor for shots with artificial bokeh.

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The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) comes with a large Super AMOLED screen; 6.3 inch in diagonal. The display has a 1080 x 2220 pixel resolution and it is notch free. There is a 24MP selfie camera (f/2.0) above that screen. This brings the camera count to a total 5.

Both versions of the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)  come with 128GB of storage (plus a microSD slot for up to 512GB more). But the RAM choice that is available are 6GB or 8GB. In either case, you’re getting an octa-core processor (4x 2.2GHz + 4x 1.8GHz), which is running Android 8.0 Oreo with Samsung add-ons. The Samsung add-ons include Samsung Pay, Health and Bixby. The large screen is great for split-screen multitasking too.

The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) sports a 3800mAh battery, which is close to the Galaxy Note9 capacity. The back of the phone also features a fingerprint reader. The back is made of 3D curved glass for improved ergonomics.

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Specification .

NETWORK

TechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bandsGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bandsHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G bandsLTE
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat9 450/50 Mbps
GPRSYes
EDGEYes

 

LAUNCH

Announced2018, October
StatusComing soon. Exp. release 2018, October

 

BODY

Dimensions162.5 x 77 x 7.8 mm (6.40 x 3.03 x 0.31 in)
Weight183 g (6.46 oz)
SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
 – Samsung Pay

 

DISPLAY

TypeSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size6.3 inches, 100.7 cm2 (~80.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1080 x 2220 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~392 ppi density)
MultitouchYes

 

PLATFORM

OSAndroid 8.0 (Oreo)
ChipsetQualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)
CPUOcta-core (4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260)
GPUAdreno 512

 

MEMORY

Card slotmicroSD, up to 512 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal128 GB, 6/8 GB RAM

 

MAIN CAMERA

Four24 MP, f/1.7, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.4, 12mm (ultrawide)
10 MP f/2.4, (telephoto), 2x optical zoom
5 MP, f/2.2, depth sensor
FeaturesLED flash, panorama, HDR
Video2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps

 

SELFIE CAMERA

Single24 MP, f/2.0
FeaturesHDR
Video1080p@30fps

 

SOUND

Alert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes
3.5mm jackYes
 – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

 

COMMS

WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFCYes
RadioFM radio
USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

 

FEATURES

SensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
BrowserHTML5
 – ANT+
– Fast battery charging
– MP4/WMV/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

 

BATTERY

 Non-removable Li-Ion 3800 mAh battery

 

MISC

ColorsCaviar Black, Lemonade Blue, Bubblegum Pink

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Price and Availability

The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) price is yet to be revealed or made official by the brand. The phone will be available in selected markets from early next month, so we suggest the price will be made known on or before then. There are three colours you can select from, which are; Lemonade Blue, Caviar Black, and Bubblegum Pink.

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