Technology Mobiles and Tabs 05 Jan 2018 Samsung Galaxy A8 an ...

Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8+ set to launch on January 10th

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jan 5, 2018, 7:28 pm IST
Updated Jan 5, 2018, 7:28 pm IST
Both the phones to feature Samsung’s first dual-front cameras for the selfie enthusiasts.
These devices will be available in Black, Orchid Grey, Gold, and Blue colour options.
 These devices will be available in Black, Orchid Grey, Gold, and Blue colour options.

Samsung seems to be gearing up to launch its mid-rangers Galaxy A8 and A8+ for the Indian market. The company has already sent out media invites for a January 10th, 2018 launch event. These cheaper substitutes to Galaxy S8’s of 2017 will be launched as an Amazon Exclusive.

Both the phones feature Samsung’s first dual-front camera with 16MP + 8MP sensors for those selfie enthusiasts with an f/1.9 aperture. The phones are equipped with 5.7-inch and 6-inch Infinity Displays with Full HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) resolution. Further the rear cameras of these devices feature a 16MP sensor with f/1.7 aperture with dual LED flash, which are capable of recording 1080p@30fps. Similar to Galaxy Note 8, Live Focus feature is available on these devices to adjust the background blur after capturing the image.

 

Galaxy A8 has a single 4GB RAM variant with 32/64GB SSD, while the Galaxy A8+ comes in two variants — 4GB/6GB of RAM with 32GB/64GB SSD. Both devices support expandable storage up to 256GB micros-SD slots. Both variants are equipped with Exynos 7885 Chipset and 2.2GHz CPUs, Mali-G71 GPUs. These devices are fuelled by 3000mAh and 3500mAh batteries respectively and are shipped with Android 7.1.1(Nougat) out-of-the-box.

The fingerprint sensor is placed on the back, below the rear camera sensor. With the IP68 certification, the devices are also water and dust resistant. Connectivity features include 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, and USB Type-C port. The Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+ might be priced at Rs 37,700 and Rs 45,000 respectively. Both these devices will be available in Black, Orchid Grey, Gold, and Blue colour options.

 

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