The Galaxy A line is getting closer to Samsung's flagship solutions. This is even hinted at by the name of the upcoming smartphones - instead of the updated versions of the Galaxy A5 and A7, the company will present Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8 + (2018). The network has already appeared the first video with the older model, in parallel with this, insiders have published images from the instructions to the devices.
What was shown?
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8 + (2018) are equipped with elongated displays with a ratio of 18.5: 9. The case with a metal frame and a glass back panel is protected from dust and water in accordance with IP68. The fingerprint scanner has moved to the back panel, like the Galaxy S9, it's in the right place - under the camera. In one-value versions, the tray will be on the side edge, and in models for two SIM-cards - from above, and for microSD cards a separate slot is made. There is a 3.5-mm headphone jack, and a symmetrical USB Type-C port is used for charging. There are no buttons to call the virtual assistant Bixby. Smartphones support contactless payment for NFC or using the proprietary technology of imitation of magnetic tape MST (only in conjunction with Samsung Pay).
As expected, the Samsung Galaxy A8 + (2018) will receive a 6-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2220x1080 pixels, and for the speed response is not yet announced the company's chipset Exynos 7885 (8 cores, frequency up to 2.2 GHz, should be produced by 10-nanometer technology). The main camera is 16 megapixels, the front module is dual with a basic 16-megapixel sensor. The capacity of the battery, according to different data, is either 3100-3300 mAh, or 3500 mAh.
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) will receive similar characteristics, but the screen diagonal will be from 5.7 to 5.8 inches. For autonomy, a 3000 mAh battery is responsible. At the start of the novelties will be running Android 7.1.1 Nougat with a proprietary shell. Announcement of new products will take place in the near future.
Sources add that the Samsung Galaxy A8 + (2018) may not be delivered to the European market. The price of this model will be $ 600 - more expensive than most Chinese with screens 18: 9, among which are OnePlus 5T, Honor View 10 and Xiaomi Mi Mix 2.
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