After several leaks and rumors, the Korean company has decided to officially present the Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8+, two mid-range phones that point very high. We did not expect these terminals until the CES of Las Vegas, an event where the Galaxy A3, A5 and A7 will surely be presented by 2018. To these 3 we must add the new phones with 18.5: 9 screens that the company has just announced, but will not be available until 2018. If you want to know all the details of these new Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8+ read on, as they are one of the best options in the current market and can take sales to more than a high range.
There are not many details that have come as a surprise since we know almost all aspects of these devices. Even so, we did not expect to see them so soon, something that has surprised us for good, since the end of the year was being a little scarce in what has presentations. Samsung raises the level of its mid-range, but without offering the same as the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy Note 8.
A very premium design with an interesting photographic section
The new Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8+ are very similar devices in design, and we only see differences in the size of the screen. Both have a panel very similar to the Galaxy S8, but it is not crow and lowers the quality to FullHD +. The size also changes in the two models, something you can see in the specifications. It is very likely that its design reminds you of the LG G6 and this is because they look pretty in the front. When we rotate the device the thing changes since Samsung has chosen a new design and a position for the fingerprint sensor much more natural.
- 5.6 / 6 inch screen in FullHD + and 18.5: 9
- Exynos 8-core processor
- 4 GB of RAM / 4 or 6 GB of RAM
- 16-megapixel rear camera with aperture f / 1.7
- Double front camera 16 + 8 megapixels
- Metal and glass body
- USB Type-C and fingerprint sensor
- 3,000 mAh battery / 3,500 mAh battery
- Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Both models will be available in 4 colors: black, gold, blue and orchid gray. They are very complete terminals with a spectacular design for the mid-range. We can highlight two very strong points such as the screen and the camera, two factors focused directly on the younger audience. Thanks to its front double camera it is able to have a live portrait mode and make high-quality photographs, something that all selfie lovers will like.
It is resistant to water and dust, is compatible with GearVR, Samsung Pay and has all the necessary technologies to offer complete connectivity. We do not see that they lack anything, although the price may be somewhat higher than expected for many users.
Price and availability
At the moment Samsung has announced that they will not be ready until 2018, but we do not know anything else about their marketing, price or chosen countries. We do not know if USA will be one of the chosen ones since terminals like the Galaxy A7 are not sold in our country. We will have to wait a few weeks to find out if Samsung decides to bring these two devices to our market and at what price.