Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8 plus 2018 Rumor Round Up
This is 2018 already and the phone manufacturers are already releasing their 2018 version of their existing smart phone lineup. This is a recent trend which is gaining momentum , the trend of updating your mid range lineup according to the year, sort of indication of the next gen stuff, with something updated if not everything. Many smartphone manufacturers are setting up for this trend , the Xiaomi have given out the Redmi 5 series in the January itself, of course it’s not released in India , but will soon be released. Nokia has also unleashed the Nokia 6 , 2018 edition , it’s price hovering around 13k to 16k. So how can we not expect the south Korean tech giant Samsung to do the same for it’s mid range as well as budget devices.
Samsung’s budget devices always get a refreshed look, like every six months or so . Samsung’s J series have all got the weird updates like the J7, J6, J7 max ,J5 ,J5 max and whatnot. Samsung has also got the On series with On5, On7, On Nxt ,On Max and whatnot. Samsung mid range lineup consist of the Galaxy C series and the Galaxy A series. For the C series it’s been like only one year or so while for A series it’s been here for long , and we have seen a lot of changes in design aesthetic.
The Galaxy A8 and A8 plus 2018 series.
Samsung launched the 2018 A8 and A8+ on 2nd January, 2k18 in Vietnam we were not even done wishing out new year and Samsung already launched their device , seems like Samsung is playing for a good start with the new year. Samsung has also released the price and the availability of the two smartphones in Vietnam. Samsung also mentioned that the two smartphones will be available for sale from 6th of January 2018. Samsung’s A series was also featured on Amazon India website, the device may soon be available for grab in the Amazon’s exclusive sale. The Amazon’s exclusive deal has featured only the A8+ model , so we can conclude that only the A8+ model will be sold in the country.
So what’s new in the Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8 plus 2018 edition.
Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 features a 5.6 inch full HD+ (2220 x 1080) Super AMOLED 18.5:9 aspect ratio while the A8+ (2018) features 6 inch full HD+ (2220 x 1080) super AMOLED display with the same aspect ratio , which is slightly curved like the Samsung’s flagship S8 and S8+.
Under the hood it is powered by a 2.2 GHz octacore processor on both the phones. Now coming to camera segment it is the very first smartphone from Samsung which features two front cameras, which is the best for the selfie lovers. There is a 16 megapixel fixed focus f/1.9 aperture and an 8 megapixel f/1.9 aperture. There is also a live focus feature which enhances the bokeh effect even after the photos have been clicked.
The color variants for the device are black, gold, Blue, orchid grey. Both the devices come with 32/64 GB onboard storage options, which can be expanded up to 256 GB with micro SD card, which may lead you to compromise on the second sim card. Moreover the Galaxy A8 packs a 3000 mAh battery and the A8+ packs in a 3500 mAh battery, surely the A8+ will last longer, but the screen size may be determinant factor.
Both the phones come with an IP68 certification which will protect it from water, dust etc. It is also preloaded with Samsung PAY integration, further the smartphones support the Samsung Gear VR headset. The Android version of both the devices are Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Samsung A8 comes with 4 GB of Ram , while the Samsung A8+ comes with 4/6 GB Ram variant.
Now coming to the pricing the Samsung Galaxy A8 will be sold for around 30k to 31k and the A8+ will be sold for around 38k to 40k. It will be available for sale from 6th January 2018.
In conclusion, Samsung has been pushing the limits to get a better phone for their users but, in the same price range there are a while lot of devices which will compete for that price bracket like the one plus 5 and the one plus 5T, Nokia 8 devices which likes in the same range, it will be interesting to see how much Samsung can sell it’s devices in 2018. Hope you liked the “ Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8 plus 2018 Rumor Round Up” , to visit official website click here.