Samsung has announced the long-awaited smartphones Galaxy A8 and A8 +. Novelties received the appearance of flagships, a fashionable full-screen design and a dual front camera.
What is inside
The Galaxy A8 and A8 + have almost the same characteristics, but there are differences in the display and battery. In the first, it is 5.6 inches in the second by 6 inches. The Galaxy A8 battery has a capacity of 3000 mAh, and the Galaxy A8 + has a capacity of 3,500 mAh. In the rest, both novelties are equipped with Super AMOLED-screens with a resolution of 2220 × 1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18.5: 9, an 8-core Exynos chip (two 2.2 GHz cores and six 1.6 GHz cores), 4 or 6 (for Galaxy A8 +) gigabytes of RAM and 64 or 128 gigabytes of built-in flash memory, depending on the version. The main camera received a module at 16 megapixels. The dual front camera has image sensors at 16 and 8 Mp. The front camera can do selfi as one person, and make large-format group photos. It was also equipped with the Live Focus function - now the user can apply a background blur effect to the pictures. Both devices run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
The case of smartphones is made of glass using a metal frame. The screen of the new products is equipped with the function Always On - it shows messages, notifications and clocks even on the locked display. In addition, the Galaxy A8 and A8 + have been protected against water and dust by the IP68 standard. On the assurances of the creators, both smartphones easily survive half an hour underwater. In the presence of Samsung Pay and the NFC sensor. New items will appear in four colors: black, gray-violet, blue and gold. Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8 + will go on sale in January 2018, but there is no exact date for their release, as there is no price tag. According to rumors, he will be at least $ 600 for the senior model in the top-end configuration.
What to expect
We expect relatively inexpensive and modern smartphones that follow the latest fashion in the mobile market and are crammed with chips at a slightly lower price than top gadgets. Novelties are perfect for those who want to get a stylish and newfangled device, and you do not want to pay for the flagship or there is no money, and it's a pity to take the Chinese for such money.
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