Last month, Samsung unveiled its newest Galaxy A-series smartphones – Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018). While Samsung hasn’t officially confirmed anything regarding their release date in India, the Galaxy A8+ (2018) has been listed on Amazon India today. The listing suggests the bigger A8+ (2018) will be sold exclusively by Amazon India while for the Galaxy A8 Samsung may partner with another rival e-commerce site.
If a recent report is to be believed, Samsung will be launching the Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) smartphones in India on the 10th of this month. With Amazon teasing the Galaxy A8+ (2018) on its website already, it does seem likely that the report is indeed accurate.
The Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) both feature bezel-less 18.5:9 aspect ratio Super AMOLED displays and are Samsung’s first smartphones to sport dual-selfie cameras with Live Focus.
Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018): Price in India
The Galaxy A8+ (2018) is priced at 599 EUR (Rs.45,300 approx.) in Europe, making it one of the most expensive mid-range smartphones around. While we will need to wait until January 10th for Samsung to confirm the official Indian pricing, you can expect it to be priced somewhere around the Rs.40,000 mark in India.
Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018): Specifications
- Display: 6-inch 1080 x 2220 Full HD+ Super AMOLED panel with 18.5:9 aspect ratio
- Processor: Exynos 7885 octa-core processor clocked at 2.2 GHz with Mali-G71 GPU
- Operating System: Android 7.1 Nougat
- Memory: 4GB / 6GB RAM, 32GB / 64GB storage options, dedicated microSD card slot for further expansion
- Rear Camera: 16-megapixel sensor with f/1.7 aperture lens, LED flash
- Front Camera: 16-megapixel sensor with f/1.9 aperture lens + 8-megapixel secondary sensor with f/1.9 aperture lens, Live Focus feature
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, NFC, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, USB Type-C port, 4G VoLTE
- Battery: 3500mAh non-removable with Samsung adaptive fast charging technology
- Dimensions: 159.9 x 75.7 x 8.3mm
- Weight: 191 grams
- Extras: IP68 dust and water resistance, fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
- Colors: Black, Gold, Orchid Grey, and Blue