Samsung has just taken the wraps off of its latest premium mid-range smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018). Not only are these the first Samsung-made phones to come with dual front cameras with Live Focus, they also feature hardware previously found only on the Korean company’s flagship smartphones.
Of course, we’re talking about Samsung’s signature Infinity Display. The Galaxy A8 comes with a rather compact 5.6-inch 18.5:9 Super AMOLED display, while the A8+ features a larger 6-inch panel; both phones boast Full HD+ 2220 x 1080 resolution.
The dual front camera, on the other hand, are made up of 16MP + 8MP sensors. Much like the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the front cameras feature Live Focus, which simulates a shallow depth of field in your selfie shots. The rear camera, on the other hand, is a 16MP f/1.7 shooter with phase detection autofocus.
Rounding out the specifications of the Galaxy A8 and A8+ are an unspecified octa-core processor paired with up to 6GB of RAM, 32GB or 64GB of expandable storage, IP68 water and dust resistance, a 3,000mAh battery (3,500mAh on the Galaxy A8+), and Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box.
At the moment, there are no details yet on the retail prices of the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018). They will, however, be available sometime in early January next year.