Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) India Launch Expected on January 10

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Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) India Launch Expected on January 10

Highlights

  • Samsung has sent out media invites for the launch
  • Galaxy A8+ (2018) will be an Amazon-exclusive in India
  • The Galaxy A8 (2018) may also be unveiled at the event

Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) India launch is round the corner, what with Amazon setting up a dedicated page for the handset a day ago. Now, Samsung has sent invites for an event it will host next week in India, which the company is calling “the year’s first big innovation.” This invite pretty much confirms the fact the Galaxy A8+ (2018) launch event will be held on Wednesday, January 10 in New Delhi. The handset’s USPs are the Infinity Display design, water- and dust-resistant body, and up to 6GB RAM. Going by the dedicated micro-site, the upcoming model will be an Amazon-exclusive in the country.

The upcoming Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) has a 6-inch full-HD+ (1080x2220 pixel) Super AMOLED display and the flagship Infinity Display design with 18.5:9 aspect ratio seen in last year’s flagship smartphones. It is powered by an octa-core processor with two 2.2GHz cores and six 1.6GHz cores. On the back of the smartphone is a 16-megapixel camera with f/1.7 aperture and PDAF, while the front features a dual camera setup with 16-megapixel and 8-megapixel sensors, both with f/1.9 aperture. 

The Android 7.1.1 Nougat-based smartphone comes in two configurations, 4GB RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage and 6GB RAM and 64GB inbuilt storage, and both support microSD cards of up to 256GB capacity. The 3500mAh battery of the Galaxy A8+ (2018) supports fast-charging, and the connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0 and LE, NFC, USB Type-C, GPS, and GLONASS. The smartphone measures 159.9x75.7x8.3mm and weighs 191 grams. It also features MST for Samsung Pay-based mobile payments.

Its smaller sibling Galaxy A8 (2018) is largely the same, but features a 5.6-inch display, 3000mAh battery, and comes with only 4GB RAM. Its dimensions are 149.2x70.6x8.4mm, and the weight is 172 grams.

As for the price, Galaxy A8+ (2018) costs VND 13,490,000 in Vietnam, which roughly translates to Rs. 38,040. This will put the handset in the vicinity of the popular OnePlus 5T as well as the likes of Nokia 8 and LG G6. Similarly, the Galaxy A8 (2018) is priced at VND 10,990,000 (Rs. 30,980).

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  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Large high-quality sAMOLED screen
  • Good battery life
  • Lots of RAM and storage space
  • Bad
  • Heavy and bulky
  • Face recognition is flaky
  • Software bloat
  • Below-average cameras
Display6.00-inch
Processor1.6GHz octa-core
Front Camera16-megapixel
Resolution1080x2220 pixels
RAM4GB
OSAndroid 7.1.1
Storage32GB
Rear Camera16-megapixel
Battery Capacity3500mAh
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