Weeks after its official unveiling, Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) is now all set to be available in India via Amazon.in. As the e-commerce site has started teasing that the already introduced Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) smartphones will be available exclusively on Amazon India soon.
However, the online listing doesn’t confirm the price and availability of the Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018), but it shows that the handset will go on sale in the country as an Amazon exclusive offering.
Last month, Samsung itself officially confirmed that the Galaxy A8+ (2018) will go on sale in Vietnam starting January 6 with a price-tag of VND 13,490,000 (roughly Rs. 38,040). Alongside A8+, the South Korean company is also planning to launch the Galaxy A8 (2018), which is the smaller variant of Galaxy A8+ – in the Vietnamese market at VND 10,990,000 (Rs. 30,980 approx.). Another report suggesting that the launch date of the Galaxy A8+ in India.
Amazon India has already developed a special microsite for the Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) that highlights some of its key features such as glass and metal design, 18.5:9 ratio based Infinity Display, and dual front camera setup with live focus support.
Furthermore, it’s unclear whether the online marketplace will also sell the smaller Galaxy A8 (2018) beside the A8+ (2018) model. As per the IANS, the Galaxy A8 (2018) will not be launched in the country, but the A8+ model will.
Both smartphones have been announced last month, the Samsung Galaxy A8 / A8+ (2018), are the company’s latest and first models to sport dual selfie cameras. Both have an IP68-certified build and come preloaded with Samsung Pay integration. And also the smartphones support Samsung Gear VR headset.
Features and Specifications
The Galaxy A8+ (2018) smartphone packs a 6-inch fullHD+ Infinity Super AMOLED display, counting at 18.5:9 aspect ratio. is powered by an Octa-Core Exynos 7885 14nm processor, runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat, has 16MP rear camera with f/1.7 aperture. Up front, you will get a 16-megapixel plus 8MP dual front camera sensors, both with f/1.9 aperture.
Dual front-facing cameras on the Galaxy A8+ (2018) let you switch between them for close-ups with the background to portrait shots and the Live Focus feature lets you adjust the bokeh effect prior or after taking the picture. As said, it comes with an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance, packs a 3500mAh battery with support for fast charging.
The Galaxy A8 (2018) features a 5.6-inch full-HD+ (2220×1080 pixels) Super AMOLED display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio. It also has an octa-core chip with two cores clocked at 2.2GHz and six cores clocked at 1.6GHz, same as on Galaxy A8+. The Galaxy A8 (2018) has 4GB of RAM, whereas the A8+ comes with 4G and 6GB RAM options.
Users can also switch the preloaded camera app to have a clearer and crispier background as well as a focused foreground, and with the Live Focus, a feature to adjust the bokeh effect while capturing self-portraits.
The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) have 32GB and 64GB onboard storage options, that are expandable up to 256GB via microSD card. In terms of connectivity, there are options like 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/A-GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C port. The Galaxy A8+ (2018) comes in Black, Orchid Grey, Gold and Blue colors, while the Galaxy A8 (2018) also comes with the same colors.