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Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018)
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018).png
Brand Samsung Galaxy
Manufacturer Samsung Electronics
Slogan Welcoming the Next You
The camera that lets you be you
Series Galaxy A series
Model
  • SM-A530x (A8)
  • SM-A730x (A8+)
  • (Last letter varies by carrier and international models)
First released January 2018; 9 months ago (2018-01)
Predecessor Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Related Samsung Galaxy S8
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung Galaxy A6 / A6+
Type smart phone
Form factor Slate
Dimensions A8: H: 149.2 mm (5.87 in)
W: 70.6 mm (2.78 in)
D: 8.4 mm (0.33 in)
A8+: H: 159.9 mm (6.30 in)
W: 75.7 mm (2.98 in)
D: 8.3 mm (0.33 in)
Weight A8: 172 g (6.1 oz)
A8+: 191 g (6.7 oz)
Operating system Original: Android 7.1.1 "Nougat" with Samsung Experience 8.5
Current: Android 8.0 "Oreo" with Samsung Experience 9.0
System on chip Exynos 7885 Octa
CPU Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 6x1.6 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU Mali-G71
Memory A8:GB RAM
A8+: 4 or 6 GB RAM
Storage 32 or 64 GB
Removable storage microSD, up to 256 GB
Battery A8: 3,000 mAh
A8+: 3,500 mAh
Data inputs
Display A8: 5.6 in (140 mm) 1080p AMOLED, ~441ppi with Gorilla Glass
A8+: 6 in (150 mm) 1080p AMOLED, ~410ppi with Gorilla Glass
Rear camera 16 MP, f/1.7, phase detection autofocus, LED flash, 1080p video at 30fps
Front camera Dual 16 MP + 8 MP, f/1.9, 1080p video @ 30FPS
Website Official Website
Rear of the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)

The Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8+ (2018) are upper-midrange Android smartphones produced by Samsung Electronics. They were announced on 19 December 2017.[1] The devices run Android 7.1.1 "Nougat" out-of-the-box with Samsung Experience 8.5.

Product positioning[edit]

As a less expensive alternative to the flagship Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+, the midrange A8/A8+ have a similar "Infinity Display" design aesthetic with an 18.5:9 panel and narrow bezels. However, the A8's display is a FHD+ resolution flat panel, compared to the S8's QHD+ curved panel.[2][3]

The Samsung Galaxy A8 replaced the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) and A8+ replaced the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) which was never being sold in Europe.

Variants[edit]

Model Processor SIM Region
SM-A530F Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7885 Single Europe
SM-A530F/DS Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7885 Dual Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, Oceania, Middle East
SM-A530W Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7885 Single Canada
SM-A730F/DS Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7885 Dual Asia, Africa, Latin America, Oceania, Middle East

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Samsung Introduces the Galaxy A8(2018) and A8+(2018) with Dual Front Camera, Large Infinity Display and Added Everyday Features". news.samsung.com. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Review: Samsung A8 is close to its flagship smartphone experience". The Straits Times. 2018-02-14. Retrieved 2018-05-16.
  3. ^ "Samsung launches the Galaxy A series (2018) smartphones with dual front cameras". The Straits Times. 2018-01-17. Retrieved 2018-05-16.

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