Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 official: it's basically a cheaper S8

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Under its hood, there operates a quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor clocked at 1.2GHz that works in conjunction with 2GB RAM.

In terms of optics, both handsets have 16 mega pixel front facing camera with f/1.9 aperture and a secondary front camera with 8 mega pixel image sensor with f/1.9 aperture. Much like the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the front cameras feature Live Focus, which simulates a shallow depth of field in your selfie shots. Just like every other smartphone from Samsung, the onboard storage can be expanded up to 256GB via microSD card. Both the phones will run Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box with Samsung's own custom skin on top. What the nomenclature doesn't tell is that these two phones are the follow up to the Galaxy A5 (2107) and Galaxy A7 (2017). Let's take a close look at the specifications of the Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018). The rear camera, on the other hand, is a 16MP f/1.7 shooter with phase detection autofocus. The bigger brother Galaxy A8+ 2018 model is available in two different variant with 4 GB RAM supporting 32 GB storage and 6 GB RAM model with 64 GB storage. With the advanced Live Focus feature, you can easily adjust the Bokeh effect before or after you take the picture.

Battery: While the A8 2018 is backed by a 3,000mAh battery, the A8+ 2018 has a larger 3,500mAh battery inside. They will also support wired fast charging and wireless charging. The smartphones come with a rear mounted fingerprint sensor and come with IP68 rating which makes then dust and water resistant. As it was rumored before today, the Galaxy A8 2018 and A8+ 2018 are the first Sammy midrangers to rock the new Infinity Display design that had been exclusive to the high-end Galaxy S and Note families, but this is not all that the pair brings to the fold. Both the phones have an all-glass and metal body. 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.

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Samsung will offer both the phones in four colours: black, orchid grey, gold and blue.

Samsung also revealed the prices of both the phones.

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