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) 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.
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 .
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G bands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat9 450/50 Mbps|
|Status||Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, October|
|Dimensions||162.5 x 77 x 7.8 mm (6.40 x 3.03 x 0.31 in)|
|Weight||183 g (6.46 oz)|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|– Samsung Pay|
|Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.3 inches, 100.7 cm2 (~80.5% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2220 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~392 ppi density)|
|OS||Android 8.0 (Oreo)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260)|
|Card slot||microSD, up to 512 GB (dedicated slot)|
|Internal||128 GB, 6/8 GB RAM|
|Four||24 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
|Features||LED flash, panorama, HDR|
|Single||24 MP, f/2.0|
|Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
– Fast battery charging
– MP4/WMV/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
|Non-removable Li-Ion 3800 mAh battery|
|Colors||Caviar 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.