Samsung unveils Galaxy A8 (2018) along with upgraded Galaxy A8+ (2018)

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The Galaxy Note 8 features a 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED "Infinity" display with 2960x1440 pixel resolution. The Galaxy A8 (2018) has 4GB RAM, whereas the Galaxy A8+ (2018) comes in 4GB and 6GB RAM options. Just like every other smartphone from Samsung, the onboard storage can be expanded up to 256GB via microSD card.

Both the devices will be initially available in European market starting January 2018. Both handset features Infinity Display which has 18.5:9 aspect ratio with lesser bezels.

One thing that might come as a surprise, especially for phones launching in 2018 is the OS. These are probably the first mid-range smartphones with Bluetooth 5.0 on board. There is a 16-megapixel fixed focus, f/1.9 camera sensor and an 8-megapixel f/1.9 sensor. Internal memory strikes above the midrange crowd with up to 64GB models, while the battery packs are 3000mAh and 3500mAh, respectively.

The main attraction of the phone is its dual-lens cameras in the front which are useful in creating clear portrait shots to close-ups with background blur.

If you expected good 12MP cameras with large 1.4micron pixels like on the flagship line, you are in for a disappointment. The company claims that both the rear cameras come with Optical Image Stabiliser. Both handsets sport water and dust resistant body with IP68 ratings.

There you have it. Apart from the discounts on Samsung devices, there are other enticing plans such as the additional 4G data from Reliance Jio, which will be given to customers who make the purchases from this sale. There is no information regarding the pricing and availability of the devices, Samsung will reveal more at the CES 2018. They will be available in January in black, orchid grey, gold and blue for about EUR499 and EUR599, respectively, and the fact that the pricing is given in European currency should hint at you that we might never see these two released officially on a U.S. carrier.

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