Samsung Galaxy A8+ 2018 has been launched in India and comes with the Infinity Display, which the company introduced on its flagship Galaxy S8, Note 8 smartphones. Priced at Rs 32,990, the Galaxy A8+ is Amazon exclusive in India and sale begins January 20. Amazon India has a “Notify me” option for those who are interested in buying the new Galaxy A8+ once it goes live on the website.
The Galaxy A series has traditionally been the mid-range series with features from the flagship S and Note smartphones. The highlight of the Galaxy A8 2018 series is the Infinity display, which has a 18.5:9 aspect ratio. The A8 series now sports dual front cameras as well for better selfies. Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) will compete with smartphones in a similar price range and the list include Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 and OnePlus 5T, and the recently launched Honor View 10.
Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) has a 6.0-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display, curved glass design and a metal frame on the side. The front camera is a dual 16MP + 8MP setup with f/1.9 aperture on both sensors, while the rear camera is 16MP with f/1.7 aperture. The front camera has support for Portrait mode, Live Focus feature for bokeh and AR style stickers as well. The fingerprint scanner is now at the back of the Galaxy A8+ and the phone comes with Always ON display and Samsung Pay feature.
Other specifications of the Galaxy A8+ (2018) are octa-core processor coupled with 6GB RAM+64GB storage. It includes a microSD slot with 256GB storage supported, comes with IP68 rating for water and dust resistance. Samsung Galaxy A8+(2018) comes with support for facial recognition for unlocking the device as well as the company’s voice-assistant Bixby. Battery on board is 3500 mAh. The phone has a USB Type-C port and it runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat.