Samsung has announced the release date for Galaxy A8, A8+ in China which is 10th of this month. Galaxy A8 and A8+ are the first Samsung’s smart phones to receive the Infinity display. It is beautiful, large edge to edge display for an extended screen. Galaxy A8 has 5.6 inch display whereas A8+ has 6 inch display. Both phones support FHD+ super AMOLED screen with 1080 x 2220 resolution.
For the front camera it uses two lenses – 8MP f1.9 aperture and 16MP f1.9 aperture. For rear side camera it uses 16MP lens with f1.7 aperture. Both cameras have HDR, stamps, filters, beauty mode, night mode, location tags, live stickers and grid line for correct placement of object in the picture. Galaxy A8 supports up to 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps with max 4x digital zoom.
Galaxy A8 and A8+ are powered by Samsung Exynos 7885 Octa-Core Processor (2.2GHz Dual + 1.6GHz Hexa). It has 4GB RAM for A8/A+ and 6GB RAM for A8+. Internal storage is 32GB for A8 and 64GB for A+. Both supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz) and Bluetooth® v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Glonass, BeiDou).
Single SIM model comes with one nano SIM and one microSD slot (can hold microSD card up to 256GB) whereas Dual SIM model has 2 nano SIM and one microSD slot (can hold a microSD card up to 256GB or a nano SIM card). By default it has Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) operating system but can be update to Android 8 Oreo when update will be available for A8, A8+. It is water and dust proof and compliance with IP68. Galaxy A8 and A8+ are rated IP68, meaning they are both protected against dust ingress and water resistant. Water resistance rating is based on test conditions of submersion in up to 1.5 meters of fresh water for up to 30 minutes.
Galaxy A8 is run on 3000mAh and A8+ has 3500mAh battery which provides talk time up to 23 hours. You can utilize the fast charged when wired. For security it uses Fingerprint Scanner and Face Recognition. You can also lock the screen using Pattern, Pin or Password.