Samsung’s Galaxy A8 smartphones are usually a step behind the company’s Galaxy S devices in terms of specs, while still offering premium design. elements.

Now the company has unveiled its Galaxy A8 lineup and true to form they have less powerful processors and lower-resolution displays than the company’s Galaxy S9 phones.

But they bring new features including slim bezels, an 18.5:9 aspect ratio display, and dual front-facing cameras. They’re also the first Galaxy A series phones to support Samsung’s Gear VR headsets.

Samsung says the Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+ will be available in January, 2018. The phone will probably be on display at CES.

The phones come in two sizes:

Galaxy A8

  • 5.6 inch, 2220 x 1080 AMOLED pixel display
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 32GB or 64GB of storage
  • 3,000 mAh battery
  • 149.2mm x 70.6mm x 8.4mm
  • 172 grams

Galaxy A8+

  • 6 inch, 2220 x 1080 AMOLED pixel display
  • 4GB or 6GB of RAM
  • 32GB or 64GB of storage
  • 3,500 mAh battery
  • 159.9mm x 75.7mm x 8.3mm
  • 191 grams

Both models feature an unspecified octa-core processor with two 2.2 GHz CPU cores and six 1.6 GHz cores, a USB Type-C port with fast charging support, an LTE Cat 11 modem, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, a rear fingerprint sensor, and Android 7.1 software.

There’s a 16MP F1.7 rear camera with phase detection autofocus, and dual front facing cameras with a 16MP F1.9 camera and an 8MP F1.9 camera.

While this isn’t the first phone with dual front cameras, it’s a little unusual to see two cameras on the front and just a single camera on the back.

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3 replies on “Samsung Galaxy A8 brings slim bezels, dual-front cameras, Gear VR to mid-range phones”

  1. The S series, J series, A series, C series. Did I miss any? Multiple phones in each series. No wonder it took them so long for my Galaxy C7 to get Nougat (after Oreo was official). Does Samsung really need so many models? Maybe if they focused on one high end, one middle and one budget phone they could actually make better phones and keep them updated. I know, they own the lion’s share of the Android phone market, but they have plenty of competition just waiting for the next big stumble.

  2. The title says “Samsung Galaxy S8 brings”…. I think you meant to write “Samsung Galaxy A8 brings”.
    But technically you’re not wrong with either one.

    1. Huh, you fixed the title.
      However, the url still shows the wrong name hahah

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