Wednesday, 17 January, 2018

Samsung's new A8 and A8 Plus devices feature a dual selfie camera

Samsung Galaxy A8 cover Galaxy A8 (2018), A8+ (2018) are now official
Delores Daniels | 26 December, 2017, 06:35

As expected, the Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018) adopt the Infinity Display design of the S-series. Live Focus allows for pre and post-editing of the bokeh effect. Both the phones have a 1080p+ Super AMOLED screen with an unusual aspect ratio of 18.5:9.

The device is powered by an octa-core processor with either 4 or 6GB of RAM and 32 or 64GB for storage, which is expandable via microSD. In the forthcoming Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, there will be the presence of fingerprint scanner just under the camera panel, and the other flashlight LED and heart rate sensor will be placed adjacent to the group consisting camera lens and fingerprint sensor. That means they now have Infinity Display - Samsung's term for near bezel-less screen - to boot, IP68-certified dust and water resistance, and Gear VR and Samsung Pay support, along with a dual front camera setup, a feature not present even on the S8. This component adds the blurred background impact to your selfies, while the two camera lenses can take close-ups or more wider-picture shots.

Meanwhile, there is a 16MP F1.7 rear camera optimized for low-light conditions with video digital image stabilization (VDis) technology that allows for time-lapse videos. Both phones run Android 7.1.1.

As per the leaks, the 2018 Galaxy A8 devices will be launched during the CES 2018. Again, these are followups to the A5 and A7 from past year rather than sequels to the original Galaxy A8. They will also support wired fast charging and wireless charging.

Battery: While the A8 2018 is backed by a 3,000mAh battery, the A8+ 2018 has a larger 3,500mAh battery inside. Dimensions of the Galaxy A8 (2018) are 149.2 x 70.6 x 8.4 mm and it weighs 172g while the bigger Plus version has the following dimensions: 159.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm and this weighs 191 g. The body has an IP68 water and dust protection rating, for genuine feelings of serenity, and it's the initial A-Series Samsung phone that is ideal with the Gear VR virtual reality headset.

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