Samsung introduces the Galaxy A8/A8+ (2018) with two front cameras

Notice the light in puppy's eyes. No problem Galaxy S8 focuses exactly there

While the Galaxy Note 8 is the first Samsung smartphone to feature dual camera setup, the upcoming Galaxy A8 (2018) smartphones will be featuring the dual cameras on the front. If anything, the pair is expected to start selling in early January 2018.

One thing that might come as a surprise, especially for phones launching in 2018 is the OS. Both the smartphones are powered by an octa-core 2.2GHz Dual Core +1.6Ghz Hexa Core processor coupled with 4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal storage on the Galaxy A8.

They have an 18.5:9 aspect ratio and FullHD+ resolution, with the Galaxy A8 getting a 5.6-inch display, and the Galaxy A8+ getting a 6-inch screen. Like the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note8, Samsung's new Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) feature a premium glass-and-metal build with IP68 certification.

Samsung's Galaxy S8 (review) brought a great design to the table, even if it does feel a little fragile. The selfie camera on the front is now 16MP + 8MP with f/1.9 aperture on both the sensors. The Galaxy A8 (2018) has 4GB RAM, whereas the Galaxy A8+ (2018) comes in 4GB and 6GB RAM options.

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- The A8 and A8+ 2018 are IP68 certified, which makes them dust and water-resistant and also they comes with Samsung's characteristic Always-on display. Since the screen dominates the entire front, the fingerprint sensor is now a rear-mounted unit which is placed underneath the main camera.

The Galaxy A8 (2018) weighs 172grams, and the A8+ (2018) has a weight of 191grams. Mali-G71 GPU takes care of graphics in both the smartphones. Connectivity wise, the Galaxy A8 (2018) offers support for Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB Type-C, and 4G VoLTE. The smaller A8 gets a modest 3,000mAh capacity unit while the A8+ gets a larger 3,500mAh unit. Guess what, Samsung's famous Live Focus camera mode is coming to both the phones. Unfortunately, Samsung has included Android 7.1 Nougat software on the phones, so no Oreo on release.

Samsung will offer both the phones in four colours: black, orchid grey, gold and blue. So far, only the European pricing has been revealed.

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