Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus has features like a metal and glass design with Infinity Display with 18.5:9 ratio and a dual front camera setup.
Samsung is gearing up to launch the Galaxy A8+ model in India on January 10, 2018. The upcoming handset has been listed on Amazon’s website sporting a tag which says ‘coming soon.’ This listing has not confirmed the availability and price of the Galaxy A8+ (2018). However, it does indicate that the smartphone will be sold exclusively via Amazon India. The South Korean company disclosed last month that this the Galaxy A8+ will be sold in Vietnam starting from January 6, 2018 onwards. It will be available at a price tag of VND 13,490,000 (roughly Rs. 38,040). Samsung will also be launching the Galaxy A8 (2018) in Vietnam at a price of VND 10,990,000 (approximately Rs. 30,980).
A special microsite has been developed by Amazon India for the Galaxy A8+ (2018). This site highlights several major features like a metal and glass design, an Infinity Display with 18.5:9 ratio and a dual front camera setup. As of now, it is not clear whether Amazon India will sell the Galaxy A8 (2018) along with the A8+ (2018). However, it is expected that both these models will be making their debut in India soon. Samsung has already announced that these handsets will be rolled out globally in early January this year. According to IANS, industry sources claim that the Galaxy A8+ (2018) will be launched on January 10, 2018 in India. However, the Galaxy A8 (2018) will not be making its debut alongside the A8+ (2018) model.
The company had officially announced in December 2017 that both the Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) are Samsung’s first models to come with dual selfie camera systems. Both these phones comprise an IP68-certified water-proof build and will offer the Samsung Pay feature. The Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) will sport two SIM card slots and will run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The Galaxy A8 (2018) will feature a 5.6-inch full-HD+ Super AMOLED display whereas the Galaxy A8+ (2018) will offer a 6-inch full-HD+ Super AMOLED display. Both the handsets will have an 18.5:9 aspect ratio.
The Galaxy A8+ and Galaxy 8 will be powered by an Octa-core processor. Two cores will be clocked at a speed of 2.2GHz while six cores will be clocked at a speed of 1.6GHz. The Galaxy A8+ (2018) will offer 4GB and 6GB RAM variants while the Galaxy A8 (2018) will come with 4GB RAM. The Galaxy A8 (2018) will comprise a 3000mAh battery, while the A8+ (2018) will come with a 3500mAh battery.
The dual camera setup on the front will consist of a 16-megapixel sensor and an 8-megapixel sensor. Both the phones will sport a Live Focus feature for adjusting Bokeh effects while clicking self-portraits. These smartphones will also offer a 16-megapixel rear sensor. Both the Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018) will come with 32GB as well as 64GB inbuilt storage options which can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card. Connectivity options will include Bluetooth v5.0, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, USB Type-C port, GPS/ A-GPS, and NFC.