Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) with Infinity Display poses for the camera in leaked images

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A leakster on Chinese microblogging site Weibo had recently claimed that the next-generation Galaxy A-series smartphones will launch with a tweaked naming scheme. It appears the leakster was actually spot on with the info, as an alleged live image has confirmed that the Galaxy A7 (2018) will carry the Galaxy A8+ (2018) moniker. The SM-730 model number seen in the image confirms that the captured device is indeed the successor to the current Galaxy A7 (2017).

As previous leaks have suggested, the Galaxy A8+ (2018) will feature an Infinity Display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and 1080 x 2160 Full HD+ resolution. The smartphone will be powered by a Samsung Exynos 7885 octa-core chipset, paired with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Apart from the Infinity Display, the major USP of the Galaxy A8+ (2018) will be its dual selfie cameras. Depending on the exact launch timeframe, the Galaxy A8+ (2018) could be the first Samsung smartphone with a dual-camera setup on the front.

The Galaxy A8+ (2018) is likely to be launched alongside the Galaxy A5 (2018), which could debut as the Galaxy A8 (2018). In terms of the core hardware specs, the Galaxy A8 (2018) is rumored to be almost identical to the Galaxy A8+ (2018). The main difference between the two smartphones will be the display size. While the Galaxy A8 (2018) is rumored to feature a 5.5-inch sized Infinity Display, the Galaxy A8+ is expected to sport a bigger Infinity Display measuring somewhere around 6-inches diagonally. Both smartphones will also come with the Always-on Display feature, Samsung Pay support, IP68 certification for dust and water resistance, USB Type-C port, and expandable storage. In terms of software, they could ship with Android 7.1 Nougat OS out of the box, with the Oreo update arriving at a later date.

While there is still no info regarding the release timeframe, we expect the Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) to go official early next year.