Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) overview
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) smartphone was launch in December 2017. The phone comes with a 5.60-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 2220 pixels in Samsung A8 2018.
The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) is powered by 1.6GHz octa-core processor and it comes with 4GB of RAM. The phone packs 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) packs a 16-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 16-megapixel front shooter for selfies.
The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) runs Android 7.1.1 with 3000mAh battery. It measures 149.20 x 70.60 x 8.40 (height x width x thickness) and weigh 172.00 grams.
Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth and NFC. Sensors on the phone include Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, and Barometer. Price-32,990.
The Galaxy A8 (2018) sticks to the formula that has worked well for this premium mid-range series over the past couple of years. The handset has a metal and glass build which provides a premium look and feel. Weighing 172g and measuring 149.2 x 70.6 x 8.4mm, the Galaxy A8 (2018) has a 5.6-inch 1080×2220 pixel resolution Super AMOLED display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio. The handset is IP68 dust and water resistant.
This is the first mid-range handset from Samsung to feature an Infinity Display. While it doesn’t have curved edges, it’s firmly entrenched in the bezel-less territory. This also means that the handset doesn’t have a physical home button anymore and the fingerprint sensor can now be found below the camera on the back.
The Galaxy A8 (2018) is power by a Samsung Exynos 7885 octa-core processor with 4GB of RAM and 32/64GB storage options. It’s coupled with a Mali-G71 GPU. The storage can be expand up to 256GB with a microSD card. It also supports LTE Cat.11, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac and Bluetooth 5.0. It’s also the first premium mid-range handset from Samsung to support the Gear VR headset.
Names may change, but Samsung’s software policy does not. Ergo, the Galaxy A8 (2018) runs the not-quite-recent Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box, with the Samsung Experience 8.5 UX on top. Looking at the update track record of comparable models, we expect the new A8 to receive monthly security updates for at least two years, plus two big updates for the Android operating system. The first of these will be the update to Android Oreo which should arrive later this year.
The Galaxy A8 (2018) is a device of firsts for Samsung. It’s also the first mid-range smartphone from the company to feature a dual front-facing camera. Samsung has been highlighting this major selling point in its marketing materials for the handset.
It features a 16-megapixel primary front camera with f/1.9 aperture coupled with a secondary 8-megapixel f/1.9 camera with support for Live Focus. Users can easily switch between taking regular photos or close-ups with background blur. There’s also a 16-megapixel f/1.7 camera on the back with video digital image stabilization and a Hyperlapse mode.
The Galaxy A8 (2018) has a non-removable 3,000mAh battery, that’s the same capacity as its predecessor.
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) detailed specifications
|Release date||December 2017|
|Dimensions (mm)||149.20 x 70.60 x 8.40|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||3000|
|Colours||Black, Orchid Grey, Gold, Blue|
|Screen size (inches)||5.60|
|Expandable storage type||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||256|
|Operating System||Android 7.1.1|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 5.00|