Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Specifications, Price and Release Date

In the early hours of today, Samsung announced the two new smartphones we have all been waiting for some time now, and it is none other than the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8 Plus (2018). They are he successors of the Galaxy A5 (2017) and A7 (2017), though they look a little bit similar to the S-series than any of their predecessors, and even have some unique features. Let me show you the important information you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) specifications, features, price and released date in January 2018.

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Specifications, Price and Release Date

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Features

On the front of the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018), you will find a Samsung’s first dual selfie camera which consists of a 16MP + 8MP combo. The live focus feature of the Galaxy A8 (2018) camera allows users to choose whether the background is in focus or blurred to a soft bokeh. The phone has the ability to switch between the two cameras for you to get your desired effect.

The primary camera located at the rear, has been upgraded with a brighter f/1.7 aperture for the 16MP sensor. Digital stabilization feature was also added for you to shoot steadier videos, while the Hyperlapse mode will help to condense things for a perfect experience.

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Just as we all expected, the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) together with the A8 Plus (2018), came with the Infinity Display Design of the S-series. This is consists of the 18.5:9 aspect ratio and curved glass, but excluding the resolution, as the panels are 1080 pixel. All these features are still enough to make the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8 Plus (2018) the first A-series phones to support Gear VR, however.

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The smaller Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) came with an 5.6 inch screen while the larger A8 Plus (2018) stretches to 6 inch. This put the both of them in between the Galaxy S8 screen in terms of size (5.8 inch).

Also read: Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Specifications, Price, Release Date and Pre-order Details

Other features of the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8 Plus (2018) includes Samsung Pay support (with MST), IP68 waterproof rating, and fast charging with USB-C. The battery capacity of the Galaxy A8 (2018) is 3000mAh while that of the plus version is 3500mAh. Both will power your phone for longer hours when used moderately. The downside of these phones is that they will be coming with Android 7.1 Nougat operating system out-of-the-box, which is a little bit disappointing for a phone coming up in 2018.

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Specifications

GENERAL

Release date January 2018
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 149.20 x 70.60 x 8.40
Weight (g) 172.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3000
Colours Black, Orchid Grey, Gold, Blue

DISPLAY

Screen size (inches) 5.60
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080×2220 pixels

HARDWARE

Processor 1.6GHz octa-core
RAM 4GB
Internal storage 32GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 256

CAMERA

Rear camera 16-megapixel
Rear Flash LED
Front camera 16-megapixel

SOFTWARE

Operating System Android 7.1.1

CONNECTIVITY

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.00
NFC Yes
Headphones 3.5mm

SENSORS

Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer Yes

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Release Date

The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) will be released and made available in January 2018, though there is no exact detail of when the phone will be sold outside of Europe. A possible availability in the US should be coming up by January as well, but be sure to keep in touch with the page as official updates carrying the exact dates will be made right here. 

Updated December 23, 2017

Samsung has confirmed the release date for the Galaxy A8 (2018) in an event that took place in Vietnam. The South Korean company confirmed the devices will go on sale there as from January 6, 2018.

This is inline with the ‘early January’ release time frame I talked about earlier on when this post was first published. Of course, release date will likely vary from region to region, so there’s still no information on when other key markets will get these phones. So you can always keep in touch with this page for more updates

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Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Price

The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Price is expected to go for just €499, though we still await the official announcement, we promise to bring you updates regarding the price right on this spot.. So you can always keep in touch.

Updated December 23, 2017

In Vietnam, the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)  will carry a price tag of VND 10,990,000 (around $482). This compares to €499 ($590) Price tag the phone is expected to carry in Europe.

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