Samsung has announced the latest additions to the Galaxy A series; the Galaxy A8 (2018) and the Galaxy A8+ (2018). The Korean firm said that the two devices will be available in early January so there’s a very good chance that we will see them up close and personal at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next month as we previously anticipated.
Luckily we won’t have to wait until next month to find out what each of the devices will be packing inside. The new phones will come with Android 7.1.1 to boot and it’ll likely get an upgrade down the line to Android 8.0 Oreo. Both of the devices are powered by an Octa Core processor (2.2GHz Dual + 1.6GHz Hexa). The A8 comes with a 3,000mAh battery and the A8+ comes with a 3,500mAh battery, both feature fast charging via USB Type-C.
Both devices come in a 32GB and 64GB variants in terms of storage, however, concerning memory, both devices can be obtained with 4GB but only the A8+ has the option to be upgraded to 6GB RAM. The A8 has a 5.6 inch FHD+ Super AMOLED with a 1080x2220 resolution while the A8+ comes with a 6 inch FHD+ Super AMOLED with a 1080x2220 resolution.
Junho Park, VP of Global Product Planning at Samsung, said:
“With the release of the Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018), we’re bringing our customers’ favourite features from our flagship smartphones, such as the Infinity Display and our first Dual Front Camera with Live Focus, to our Galaxy A series, which is already known for its premium design. The Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018) exemplify our continued dedication to meeting the needs of our consumers by providing them with greater choice and convenience.”
A full run-down of the devices’ specifications can be found in the graphic found in this article. They’ll both be available in black, orchid grey, gold and blue but no details on pricing have been announced yet by the company.