After their fair share of leaks and rumors, Samsung today launched the successors of its Galaxy A8 and A8+ phones. Just as the leaks suggested, both phones have a tall display similar to Galaxy S8 and the phones are water resistant this time.
Both phones are compatible with Gear VR and will come with Samsung Pay integration for the first time. Aside from this, the phones will be coming in Black, Blue, Gold and Grey colors.
About specs, both phones have an octa-core chip with 2 cores clocked at 2.2Ghz and remaining 6 clocked at 1.6 GHz. The A8 will only come with 4GB RAM variant and the A8+ will have two RAM variants: 4GB and 6GB. The A8 has a 5.6-inch display with 18.5:9 aspect ration and the A8+ has a bigger 6-inch display.
In optics department, both phones have a single 16-megapixel sensor at their backs with f/1.7 lens. On the front of both phones are 2 cameras, the first one is a 16-megapixel sensor and the other one is a 8-megapixel sensor. The company said that data from both sensors will be used to capture crisp selfies.
Both phones support up to 256GB of microSD card and come with LET, NFC, and USB-C support. At the moment, both phones will come with Android 7 pre-installed, but Samsung has planned an upgrade to Android Oreo in future.
With the release of the Galaxy A8(2018) and A8+(2018), we’re bringing our customers’ favorite 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,” Junho Park, Vice President of Global Product Planning, Samsung Electronics, said in a press statement.