Samsung Launches Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018)

(Samsung)A promotional image of the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) in three colors.

Samsung is not only busy catering to the high-end market as it also launched its new mid-range flagship smartphones earlier this week.

The Korean tech giant officially announced on Tuesday the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) smartphones. The two devices sport the basic design and user experience offered by the Galaxy S8, along with some new features that add to the overall value and appeal of the smartphones.

The two are slated to release early January of 2018, though Samsung has yet to reveal their respective price tags, a Gadgets360 report noted.

Like the current Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone of Samsung, the Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) both sport the Infinity Display and IP68 water and dust certification. Interestingly, the devices also sport dual selfie cameras, which happen to be a first for Samsung.

In addition, they both run on the Android 7.1.1 Nougat and an octa-core chip with two cores cloking at 2.2GHz. Moreover, they also have six more cores clocked at 1.6GHz. As for the notable differences between the two, the Galaxy A8 (2018) comes with a 5.6-inch full-HD+ (2220x1080 pixels) Super AMOLED display with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio. On the other hand, the Galaxy A8+ (2018) offers a bigger screen with its 6-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display.

In addition, the Galaxy A8 (2018) offers 4 GB of RAM while the Galaxy A8+ (2018) has 4 GB and 6 GB RAM options. The two devices will come in four colors, namely, Black, Blue, Gold, and Orchid Grey.

Meanwhile, The Indian Express noted that Samsung added some cool touches to the Galaxy A8 2018's camera. The device's selfie camera will feature stickers while the rear camera will offer a food mode, which was also introduced in the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8.

"With the release of the Galaxy A8(2018) and A8+(2018), we're bringing our customers' favorite features from our flagship smartphones, such as the Infinity Display and our first Dual Front Camera with Live Focus, to our Galaxy A series, which is already known for its premium design," said Junho Park, Samsung's Vice President of Global Product Planning, Mobile Communications Business in a press statement.