Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Manual Published on Samsung’s Website
We know that Samsung is gearing up to launch the Galaxy S9 and the S9+ in the first half of 2018, but they won’t be the only devices the company announces early next year. Samsung’s Galaxy A series is due for a refresh, and reliable rumors suggest that the next Galaxy A5 and the Galaxy A7 will ship as the Galaxy A8 and the Galaxy A8 Plus (2018) in coming months.
We’ve already seen leaked photos of the higher-end Galaxy A8 Plus (2018) bearing the model number “SM-A730” . Now, WinFuture.de has uncovered a manual for the Galaxy A8 (2018) with the model number “SM-A530” that gives a look at Samsung’s 2018 Galaxy A series, which features 18:9 displays.
Manufacturers like Xiaomi and OnePlus are moving quickly to adopt the 18:9 display aspect ratio, and Samsung is poised to follow the industry trend. The 18:9 displays on the new Galaxy A8 (2018) series will have rounded corners. They won’t have curved-edge displays, though, which may be a plus or a minus depending on your perspective. But they will have fingerprint sensors below the camera instead of being off-center, fixing what’s arguably one of the biggest design flaws of Samsung’s 2017 flagships.
The loudspeaker appears to be placed right above the power button on both handsets, opposite the volume rocker. In single-SIM models of the Galaxy A 2018 series, the SIM tray for the nano-SIM slot sits on the left, and the memory card slot’s housed in the upper edge of the device, where it’s accompanied by a dual nano SIM slot on dual-SIM models.
The Galaxy A8 and A8 Plus (2018) will reportedly have curved glass backs, giving them a look and feel similar to Samsung’s flagship devices. However, it should be noted that the top and bottom display bezels in the 2018 Galaxy A series will likely be bigger than the Galaxy S8 and Note 8.
The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) will have a 3.5mm headphone jack, but one thing it won’t have is a button that activate’s Samsung’s Bixby assistant.
In terms of internals, the A8 (2018) is expected to have 4GB of RAM, while the larger A8 Plus (2018) willbe equipped with up to 6GB of RAM. The new devices are expected to be powered by the new Samsung Exynos 7885 SoC, which has a clock speed of 2.2GHz and will reportedly be fabricated on the company’s power-efficient 10nm process, and WinFuture.de reports that they’ll have a single 16MP camera on the back and a 16MP front camera.
The Galaxy A8 (2018) may have a 3000mAh battery, but it hasn’t been confirmed yet. According to the report, the A8 may have a 5.7 or 5.8-inch display and a 3000mAh battery, and both phones might launch with Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
Here’s hoping Samsung announces the phones soon.