Only in the last two weeks, the network has a huge number of images and photos of smartphones Samsung Galaxy A8 / A8 +, and yesterday we published a high-quality video that allows you to view the novelties in all its glory. Given all this, there was no point in delaying the announcement of new models of the Galaxy A smartphone series. The manufacturer did not do it. On the official website, new items are not available, so we will have to confine ourselves to data from thematic resources.
So, let’s start with the title. This year Samsung decided to break the usual scheme of the name and to name the novelties Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8 + (2018) instead of Galaxy A5 2018 and A7 2018. This is done so that buyers understand that we are talking about more accessible versions of flagship Galaxy smartphones S8 and Galaxy S8 +. After all, they are very similar.
The main feature of the smartphones Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8 + – screens Infinity Display with a ratio of 18.5: 9, as the flagships. True, from yesterday’s video, we learned that the frame around the perimeter of the Galaxy A8 / A8 + is still slightly wider than that of the Galaxy S8 / S8 +. Apparently, this is done to divide two different rulers.
The main difference between the models lies in these very Infinity Display displays. In both cases, Super AMOLED screens are used with Full HD + (2160×1080 pixels), but the younger diagonal of the screen is 5.5 inches, and the older one gets a six-inch panel. It’s clear that the sizes of the cases made of metal and glass, as well as the battery capacity, are also different. The battery capacity of the Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8 + is 3000 and 3500 mAh; respectively, the dimensions are 149.2×70.6×8.4 mm with a mass of 172 g and 159.9×75.7×8.3 with a mass of 191 g.
The basis in both is an unnamed platform with eight processor cores Cortex-A53, operating at 2.2 GHz. Most likely, this is SoC Exynos 7885. RAM depending on the modification of 4 or 6 GB (only for A8 +), flash memory – 32 or 64 GB. In both cases, microSD cards up to 256 GB are supported.
Smartphones Galaxy A8 and A8 + received a 16-megapixel primary camera with aperture F / 1.7 and dual frontal with a resolution of 16 and 8 megapixels and aperture F / 1.9.
As in previous generations, the new Galaxy A8 and A8 + have water protection (IP68 protection), a fingerprint scanner (rear location other than the Galaxy S8) support for Samsung Pay payment service, Always On Display technology support and a connector USB-C, providing the ability to charge quickly.
Another important detail is the first representatives of the Galaxy A-line, which can be used to work with the Gear VR headset.
Out of the box smartphones will run under the old OS Android 7.1 Nougat, which can be written in the cons. Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8 + (2018) will start selling next month. The starting price for the younger model is € 499, for the older one – € 599.