Samsung has just updated its Galaxy A-series of smartphones with the launch of the Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018). The key highlight of the newly launched phones is its Infinity Display design. Similar display design was previously limited to flagship only devices and these are the first phones to get such display in the mid-range.
Samsung has officially launched the Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) in the South Korean market; however, the company haven’t put a word about its availability and pricing in the Indian market. The Infinity Display design was initiated on flagships like Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8. By bringing the feature to the mid-range, the company may launch a few more mid-range devices with such display type in near future.
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018), A8+ (2018): Display
The Galaxy A8 (2018) model features a 5.6-inch display, whereas the Galaxy A8+ (2018) comes with a larger 6-inch display. Both phones pack a Full HD+ (1080×2220 pixels) Super AMOLED panel. The devices flaunt an 18:5:9 aspect ratio. Moreover, these are the first A-series smartphones to support Gear VR.
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018), A8+ (2018): Specifications
Both latest Samsung smartphones boast an octa-core processor. The A8 (2018) model will come with 4GB RAM and 32GB or 64GB of internal storage. On the other hand, the A8+ (2018) will be offered in two variants- 4GB RAM + 32GB internal storage and 6GB RAM + 64GB of internal storage. Both handsets run on Android 7.1 Nougat OS out-of-the-box.
The latest A-series smartphones have IP68 certification for water and dust resistance. They also support Samsung Pay which is company’s own wireless payment system. The A8 (2018) model is powered by a 3000mAh battery, while the plus model has a 3500mAh battery. Both have a USB Type-C port which supports fast charging.
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018), A8 (2018): Camera
Coming to the camera department, the new Galaxy A8-series boasts a dual-front camera. Both phones have a combination of 16MP and 8MP sensors on the front camera with f/1.9 aperture. The camera has support for Live Focus which let users capture Bokeh shots and add blur-effect even after the shot is taken.
On the rear, there is a 16MP primary camera with f/1.7 aperture and LED flash. The press statement shared by Samsung mentioned that the rear camera supports digital image stabilisation while shooting videos (VDis). It also has a hyper-lapse mode which is ideal to capture time-lapse on the go.