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Samsung unveils 'Galaxy A8', 'Galaxy A8+' with Infinity Display

19 December 2017

The Galaxy A8 has a 5.6-inch display while the bigger sibling, the Galaxy A8+ has a 6-inch display.

The newly launched smartphones will arrive in two storage options, 4GB with 32GB internal storage and 6GB with 64GB internal storage. You can also expand storage further via microSD up to 256GB. Both the phones have a 1080p+ Super AMOLED screen with an unusual aspect ratio of 18.5:9.

One thing that might come as a surprise, especially for phones launching in 2018 is the OS. The smartphone is layered with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

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On the rear side is a 16-megapixel camera with f/1.7 aperture and LED flash.

Both the handsets have ditched the physical home button and the fingerprint sensor has been re-positioned at the rear below the camera module, the report added. Internal memory strikes above the midrange crowd with up to 64GB models, while the battery packs are 3000mAh and 3500mAh, respectively. The upcoming flagship Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are expected to feature the same camera placement.

Both handsets are powered by latest Bluetooth v5.0, gets NFC for mobile payments and easy transfer, USB Type-C port for charging, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi tether and 4G VoLTE (Voice over LTE) support. In addition to the dual camera setup, the smartphones have a 16-megapixel camera sensor on the back with an f/1.7 lens. A primary 16MP f/1.9 sensor is paired to a secondary 8MP sensor. Both handsets sport water and dust resistant body with IP68 ratings. The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018) are the best mid-range devices we have today. As stated, the devices will be initially sold in the European market, and will later on make it to other markets. They will be available in January in black, orchid grey, gold and blue for about EUR499 and EUR599, respectively, and the fact that the pricing is given in European currency should hint at you that we might never see these two released officially on a United States carrier. However, more in-depth information about the two phones will be revealed at CES 2018.

Samsung unveils 'Galaxy A8', 'Galaxy A8+' with Infinity Display