Samsung’s first charmers for 2018 are finally here in the Philippines. The new Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8+ (2018) have the flagship look and feel to it, but with slightly toned down specs to keep their prices grounded.
Both devices flaunt a Super AMOLED Infinity display with a 2220 x 1080 pixel resolution. However, the Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8+ (2018) differs in screen size. They boast a 5.6-inch and 6-inch displays, respectively.
And since it has a larger body, the A8+ accommodates a bigger 3500mAh battery while the former runs on a smaller 3,000mAh battery capacity.
Both smartphones are powered by an Exynos 7885 hexa-core processor, with the regular A8 variant getting 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. On the other hand, the A8+ has 50% more RAM and 100% more storage with its 6GB RAM + 64GB storage configuration.
And probably the highlight of the new Galaxy A8 devices are their dual front cameras. There are the 8-megapixel and a 16-megapixel camera, one with a wide-angle lens. And when used together, it unlocks the Live Focus feature that we saw on the Note 8.
Moreover, new Galaxies will have a slew of flagship features that you’d expect from a high-end Samsung device. It has a glass and metal build, fingerprint scanner, facial recognition, Bixby, IP68 water resistance, and more.
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018) Specs
- Android 7.1.1 Nougat
- Single/Dual SIM
- 5.6-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display, 2220 x 1080 resolution, ~440ppi (A8)
- 6-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display, 2220 x 1080 resolution, 410ppi (A8+)
- 2.2GHz Exynos 7885 hexa-core processor
- 4GB RAM (A8), 4GB/6GB RAM (A8+)
- 32GB/64GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 256GB
- 8-megapixel + 16-megapixel dual wide-angle cameras, Live Focus
- 16-megapixel rear camera, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
- Fingerprint scanner, Face recognition
- IP68 water resistant
- Samsung Pay
- 4G LTE Cat.11
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-Band
- Bluetooth 5.0
- GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
- USB Type-C
- Dimensions: 149.2 x 70.6 x 8.4mm (A8), 159.9 x 75.7 x 8.3mm (A8+)
- Weight: 172g (A8), 191g (A8+)
- Colors: Gold, Blue, Black, Orchid Gray
- 3000mAh (A8), 3500mAh (A8+) batteries, fast-charging
The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) is now available for a price of Php26,990. Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) costs Php6,000 more at Php32,990. Each purchase will entitle the consumer to a free 5,000mAh Capdase battery pack valued at Php1,199.