Samsung, the South-Korean tech giant, has finally launched the latest iteration of their A series of smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018). After months of speculations and rumors, the phone has now officially been announced. The A8+ marks the entry of a near bezel-less smartphone from Samsung on to the mid-tier market. Here is everything else the phone has to offer for a price of around $700.
The Samsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 packs a 6.0 inch Full HD (1080 x 2220) AMOLED display with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio.The display is covered by Corning Gorilla Glass and is edged out by a 2.5D glass. And encasing the internals of the phone is a combination of glass and metal. Under the hood, the phone packs an octa-core Exynos 7885 processor along with the Mali-G71 GPU. The processor is backed by 4/6GB of RAM and 32/64GB of internal storage. The memory of the phone can be expanded via a micro-sd card up to 256GB. And the phone sports all these goodness in an IP68 rated dust and water-resistant body, just like the Galaxy S8.In the camera department, the Galaxy A8+ (2018) packs a f/1.7 16MP rear camera accompanied by an LED flash. To our surprise, the phone packs a dual-camera set up at the front combing a f/1.9 16MP and 8MP sensors. This definitely will up Samsung’s selfie game by a mile! And just sitting below the rear camera is an active fingerprint scanner. Unlike the S8 and the Note 8, the phone doesn’t have an awkwardly placed fingerprint sensors. It is finally in the middle(cries of joy)! Moving on to the software side of things, the phone runs Samsung Experience based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. And finally powering the device all up is a 3500mAh non-user removable battery. This will be more than enough to get users through a day of heavy usage on a single charge.