Samsung’s 2018 Galaxy A, premium, mid-range lineup has been a constant highlight in the rumor mill these past few weeks. After catching a glimpse of the Galaxy A8+ (2018) and learning its full specs, we then found out we can expect it, along with the smaller A8 (2018) in January, at CES. And just when we though there was little left to the imagination, a YouTube user dropped a high-quality hands-on video with the pair.
Sadly, the clip is not in English, but the eye-candy shots and visual tour around the devices is still very much present. The 2017 influences in the premium metal and glass design are apparent. As previously rumored, however, there is no sigh of a Bixby button on either handset. Although Bixby Vision is clearly still a part of the camera app. This could be a polarizing aspect for some, but, going by recent backlash, a sigh of relief should be the prevalent response. Both devices also sport a rethought and clearly more convenient fingerprint placement, as well as trendy new 18:9, ultra-wide Super AMOLED panels, complete with rounded edges.
The video claims both phones have a native FullHD+ resolution on their Super AMOLED Infinity displays – 5.5 and 6-inch in diameter, respectively. Both are powered by the Exynos 7885 chipset, with 2x 2.2GHz cores and 6x 1.6GHz ones and 6GB of RAM (a cheaper 4GB model is also expected). 3,000 mAh and 3,500mAh batteries, respectively, 32GB/64GB of built-in storage as well as a microSD slot and an IP68 rating are also, allegedly, part of the specs sheets.
The Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018) will be the first Galaxies with dual front-facing cameras, to power Samsung Live Focus effects. The leaked specs show a 16MP f/1.9 + 8MP f/1.9 selfie setup. The rear camera is a 16MP f/1.7 shooter. Hopefully, this applies to both the A8 (2018) and the A8+ (2018) as well. The video also showcases a face unlock feature, which appears to perform well, but just a bit slower than the one on the OnePlus 5T.
We urge you to check out the clip for yourself. There are even some sample photos thrown in the mix. As for the rest of the scoop, on the Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018), we might have to wait for CES. Then again, units are obviously out in the wild already, so we’ll definitely keep an eye out for more leaks and keep you posted.
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