Samsung is all set to launch the latest smartphone on January 10, 2018.
Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) is expected to launch in India soon. Now, the company has started sending out media invites for an event where it will unveil the latest smartphone.
“Samsung invites you to witness the unravelling of the year’s first big innovation on Wednesday, January 10 2018,” the invite notes. Though it doesn't reveal, which smartphone Samsung is planning to launch, multiple reports suggest that it will the new Galaxy A8+ (2018). We already know the phone will be available exclusively on Amazon.
To recall, the smartphone was unveiled along with Galaxy A8 (2018) in December last year. The smartphone comes loaded with a host of interesting features. The phone comes in Black, Orchid Grey, Gold and Blue colour options.
The smartphone is the first from Samsung’s camp to feature dual-selfie cameras. The Galaxy A8+ (2018) bears a 16-megapixel primary camera and an 8-megapixel secondary sensor with the same aperture of f/1.9. The dual cameras are used to create from clear portrait shots to close-ups with background blur. Then there is Live Focus feature that adjusts the bokeh effect before or after you take the picture. One can also add stickers to a selfie as well. For the rear, there is a 16-megapixel sensor with aperture f/1.7 and LED flash.
The smartphone also comes with the Infinity Display which is present in company’s flagship lineup. The Galaxy A8+ (2018) comes loaded with 6.0-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display with both sporting a screen resolution of 2220 x 1080 pixels. The phone also comes with Always On Display feature as well.
The Galaxy A8+ (2018) support Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) and Near Field Communication (NFC) and are equipped with Samsung Pay. The fingerprint sensor is located at the back panel just beneath the primary camera. Further, both the phones are the first in A series to support Samsung Gear VR.
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As for the specifications are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) are powered by a 2.2GHz octa-core processor. The Galaxy A8+ (2018) comes in two configurations: one with 4GB RAM and 32GB storage, while the other sports a 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The memory can be further expanded up to 256GB via micro SD card slot. The Galaxy A8+ (2018) sports a 3500mAh battery.
The phone runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and on the connectivity front, it supports NFC, MST, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80, 256QAM, Bluetooth v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-C, GPS, Glonass, BeiDou and dual-SIM slot. The Galaxy A8+ (2018) measures 159.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm and weighs 191 grams.
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