Good news, fans of Samsung Galaxy, the South Korean electronic giant has recently introduced an updated Galaxy A series for those who does not have an eye for the handset maker’s flagship devices. If you are into the looks department without the flagship stickers, I must say these pair of devices aren’t shabby at all, aesthetically speaking. Highlights of the duo include dual front camera setup, a large infinity display, and of course, a design that draws on Samsung’s “flagship design heritage and experience,” which includes an expansive display with rounded corners.
Shared specifications between the two devices include FHD+ Super AMOLED display, 16 MP Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) rear shooter, a 16 MP FF + 8 MP front-facing cameras, an octacore processor, LTE Cat. 11, 32 and 64 GB internal storage options, and the usual servings of connectivity and sensors. Differentiating the two devices are, you guessed it, display size, battery capacity and RAM capacity.
The A8 (2018) gets a 5.6-inch display, 3,000 mAh battery, and 4GB RAM as standard, while the A8+ (2018) sports a larger 6-inch display, a beefier 3,500 mAh battery and a choice of 4 or 6 GB RAM. Both devices gets fast-charging as well as USB-C port and microSD card support to extend each device’s storage capacity up to 256 GB. The duo is also the first in the A series to support Samsung’s Gear VR.
The prices are not disclosed yet, but they will definitely command less than the brand’s flagships for sure. As for availability, expect them to hit the market early next month.