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

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

Since the screen dominates the entire front, the fingerprint sensor is now a rear-mounted unit which is placed underneath the main camera. The Galaxy Note 8 boasts of two 12MP sensors, while the first one is a wide angled lens with f/1.7 aperture, the secondary camera includes a telephoto zoom lens with f/2.4 aperture.

Both smartphones run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and powered by an Octa-core processor (unspecified).

Both the Galaxy A8 (2018), as well as the Galaxy A8+ (2018), features the Infinity Display and boast an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) comes with a 5.6-inch display and the A8+ (2018) with a 6-inch panel. Samsung hasn't confirmed but both the handsets are highly likely to be upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo version. The phone is expected to launch in India in March 2018, followed by the flagships Galaxy S9 and S9+ launch. The front, in the case of the Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+ 2018, is clean and without any physical buttons.

It has 16 megapixels rear camera with LED flash and f/1.7 aperture.

Connectivity options are- Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, NFC, GPS, and Glonass. According to leaks, Samsung Galaxy S9's fingerprint scanner will be below the camera, and not next to it as with the current Galaxy S8 series.

The Samsung Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+ were earlier speculated to launch in early 2018., succeeding the Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 from past year. The Live Focus feature lets you adjust the background blur on selfies to create bokeh effect. Both handsets are IP68 rated water and dust resistance. As stated, the devices will be initially sold in the European market, and will later on make it to other markets.

Internal storage: The Galaxy A8 2018 and the Galaxy A8+ 2018 will be available in 32GB and 64GB internal storage options with both the options supporting expandable storage by up to 256GB via a micro-SD card slot.

Both the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) smartphones come with an octa-core processor; whether these are Snapdragon or Exynos chipsets are still undisclosed.


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