Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) Surfaces in Hands-on Video
Over the past couple of months, we’ve started to see leaks of Samsung’s 2018 Galaxy A series smartphones. The company released the Galaxy A3, A5, and A7 earlier this year, and multiple reports suggest that the A5 and the A7 will ship as the Galaxy A8 and A8+ next year.
We’ve already seen live images of the Galaxy A8+. Then, Samsung uploaded the Galaxy A8 (2018)’s manual on its website, confirming both devices’ taller displays, lack of physical Bixby button, and 3.5mm headphone jacks.
Now, GSMArena has uncovered a hands-on video of the Galaxy A8+ (2018) from Bangladesh. It shows off the device from all angles and what appears to be the phone’s specifications.
If the specifications are accurate, they confirm that the Galaxy A8 (2018) series will feature a 18.5:9 aspect ratio, curved glass backs, and metal frames. The IP68-certified A8+ will reportedly have a flat 6-inch Full HD+ (2220 x 1080) Super AMOLED display with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio, and the system-on-chip of choice is said to be Samsung’s octa-core Exynos 7885, which features two cores clocked at 2.2GHz and six cores clocked at 1.6GHz. The phone will have 6GB of RAM paired with 64GB of storage, (though a cheaper 4GB RAM model is expected as well), and a microSD card slot that accommodates up to 256GB of expandable storage.
The Galaxy A8+ will also be the first-ever Galaxy smartphone to feature dual front cameras. The specifications shown in the video describe a 16MP f/1.9 + 8MP f/1.9 dual front camera setup. The device has a 16MP rear camera with a f/1.7 aperture and OIS, it’s powered by a relatively big 3,500mAh battery, and its dimensions are 159.9 x 75.7 x 8.3mm.
According to Far Star, the YouTube user who uploaded the hands-on video, the Galaxy A8+ (2018) will be available by the end of December in Bangladesh for a price tag of 50,000 BDT (~$603). This implies that Samsung will officially announce the A8+ as well as the A8 very soon.