Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8 + (2018) are Samsung smartphones, which users waited a long time and expected what their characteristics might end up with. It should be noted immediately that in the novelties, for the first time for the South Korean technological giant, I found myself using a configuration of smartphone cameras located on their front panels, which was unusual for Samsung devices. There are not many differences between the two smartphone models presented.
Samsung finally presented its long-awaited smartphones line Samsung Galaxy A, which on the web was a lot of rumors – Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8 + (2018). Both devices will be available in several colors – black, gray, golden and blue. More details of the novelties were considered by Adam Jones (Adam Jones) on the pages of the resource androidcrunch.com .
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) costs 499 euros (approximately 588 US dollars in equivalent). The price of the larger model – Samsung Galaxy A8 + (2018) – is 599 euros (approximately 706 US dollars in equivalent). Both devices appeared in the markets of Europe in early January 2018.
The main feature of both new smartphones is a dual camera, which is located on the front panels of the devices in question. These smart phones became the first devices from Samsung with dual front cameras. Both new items are equipped with Full HD + Infinity Super AMOLED-displays with a ratio of 18.5: 9. Curved glass is located at the device in front and behind.
Smartphones Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8 + (2018) will give users the opportunity to use a number of remarkable features that were previously characteristic of the flagships of Samsung. Among the features of the new products – Infinity Display, a dual camera on the front panel and Live Focus. In addition, these smartphones are distinguished by premium design.
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) became a smartphone with 5.6-inch Full HD + Super AMOLED-display, whose resolution is 1080 x 2220 pixels. It is based on the Exynos 7885 chipset manufactured in accordance with the 14-nanometer process technology. The chipset is equipped with an eight-core central processor with two 2.2-gigahertz cores and six 1.6-GHz cores. The graphics processor chipset of the new device is the Mali-G71.
The amount of RAM Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) is 4 gigabytes. The capacity of the built-in drive of the novelty under consideration differs depending on the version and can be 32 gigabytes or 64 gigabytes. The novelty supports micro SD memory cards with capacities up to 256 gigabytes, the use of which becomes possible due to the presence of a corresponding slot. Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) will ship with the preinstalled operating system Android 7.1.1 (Nougat). The device is characterized by support for Dual SIM.
On the back of the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) is its main 16-megapixel camera with LED (LED) flash and aperture f / 1.7. In the device’s front panel, the 16-megapixel sensor with f / 1.9 diaphragm is combined with the second, 8-megapixel sensor, whose aperture is also f / 1.9.
The new smartphone Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) is equipped with a battery, whose capacity is 3000 mAh. The battery of the device is supported by an adaptive fast charge. The novelty also supports a number of connection options – 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4 / 5GHz), Bluetooth v5, NFC, USB Type-C. The case of the smartphone is protected from moisture and dust in accordance with the IP68 certification. Under the camera located on the back of the smartphone is a fingerprint scanner. Dimensions of the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) (in millimeters) – 149.2 (height) x 70.6 (width) x 8.4 (thickness). He weighs 172 grams.
For the Samsung Galaxy A8 + (2018) is characterized by a larger display size. This smartphone is equipped with a 6-inch Full HD + Super AMOLED-screen. Its resolution is 1080 x 2220 pixels. The hardware platform of this model is also the Exynos 7885 chipset already considered. The characteristics of the Samsung Galaxy A8 + (2018) cameras are the same as those considered above and typical of the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018).
There are two versions of the model under consideration. One of them is equipped with six gigabytes of RAM and a 64-gigabyte built-in storage. The amount of RAM of the second version of the smart phone Samsung Galaxy A8 + (2018) is 4 gigabytes with a 32-gigabyte volume of built-in storage. Implemented in the device is also support for micro SD memory cards up to 256 gigabytes. Novelty allows you to use two SIM-cards.
A noticeable difference of a larger smartphone from the above-mentioned Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) is its battery, which already has a capacity of 3,500 mAh. It also supports adaptive fast charging. Connectivity features include support for 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4 / 5GHz), Bluetooth v5, NFC, USB Type-C. The rating of the smartphone’s housing against dust and moisture is also IP68. Dimensions of the Samsung Galaxy A8 + (2018) (in millimeters) are 159.9 (height) x 75.7 (width) x 8.3 (thickness) with a weight of 191 grams.