Samsung's new phones have dual selfie cameras

19 December, 2017, 11:22 | Author: Myrtle Cook
  • Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018), Galaxy A8+ (2018) launched: Price, Specifications, and more

The main attraction of the phone is its dual-lens cameras in the front which are useful in creating clear portrait shots to close-ups with background blur. It has octa-core Exynos 7885 14nm processor with Mali-G71 GPU and 4 GB RAM.

After Galaxy S8, Samsung has again come up with Infinity Display in Galaxy A8 and A8 Plus. Talking about the display, Samsung Galaxy A8 features a 5.6-inch FHD+ (2220x1080) Super AMOLED display.

The A8 2018 model is powered by 3000 mAh battery while the A8+ model gets 3500 mAh battery and both supporting adaptive fast charging support. There is a rear camera as well with 16MP sensor with LED flash. The Galaxy A8+ will also be released in two storage variants - one with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage and the other with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

Both the devices will be initially available in European market starting January 2018.

As for connectivity options, the phone offers Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, LTE connectivity, NFC (supports Samsung Pay as well), Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C and Global Positioning System.

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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 Galaxy A8 series will also have an advanced live focus feature that allows users to adjust the bokeh effect before or after they take a picture. The company also confirmed that the device will receive Android 8.0 Oreo update by next year.

Both the phone support company's Gear VR headset and will be available in four color options, namely, Black, Blue, Gold, and Orchid Grey.

It's not just good looks: The new A8 phones support NFC, which means Samsung Pay and Android Pay are compatible, and it's got an IP68 rating, making it dust and waterproof.

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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