Leading smartphone maker Samsung unveiled the 2018 series Galaxy A8 and the A8+ on December 19 but left out the price details leaving people guessing what the devices would cost.
Now, the company has revealed the Europe region prices. The generic Galaxy A8 (2018) model costs €499 (approx. $591/Rs 37,847), whereas the top-end Galaxy A8+ (2018) will set you back by €599 (roughly $710/Rs 45,432), reported SamMobile.
The Samsung devices' prices are expected to remain same across global markets, but it might be increased if they are imported to select regions like India, as it has high import duty tax. But, if they are assembled/produced locally, the prices will be much lesser.
Going by the price and specifications, Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) series will be up against the cost-effective flagships such as OnePlus 5T, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2, Moto Z2 Play, Nokia 8, and Honor 8 Pro series among others.
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) series share three key features of the flagship Galaxy S8 and Note8: the Infinity Display that offers immersive viewing experience, fast-charging capability and the Bluetooth v5.0 standard that allows users control two different cordless speakers simultaneously and cover wide data transfer range for up to 800 metres at speeds close to 2Mbps.
Furthermore, the new Galaxy A8 and the A8+ come with top-notch dual-cameras — 16MP (with f/1.9 aperture + Fixed Focus) + 8MP (with f/1.9 aperture) having Live Focus. On the back, they house 16MP with f/1.7 aperture, LED flash, PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus), video digital image stabilisation (VDis) technology, and hyperlapse feature.
The new Galaxy A8 series not only has a major upgrade over its predecessor but also sets a new benchmark in the mid-range phone category.
Under the hood, they come with an octa-core processor, 4GB/6GB RAM and 32GB/64GB internal storage.
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) series availability details:
The new Galaxy A8 series is expected to be showcased at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 in Las Vegas (January 9-12) and are confirmed to hit stores in global markets in the same month.
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Key specifications of Samsung Galaxy A8 and the Galaxy A8+:
|Models||Galaxy A8||Galaxy A8+|
|Screen||5.6-inch full HD+ (2220x1080p) super AMOLED Infinity Display
||6.0-inch full HD+ (2220x1080p) super AMOLED Infinity Display
|OS||Android 7.1 Nougat OS||Android 7.1 Nougat OS|
|Processor||Octa-core (2.2GHz Dual + 1.6GHz Hexa) CPU||Octa-core (2.2GHz Dual + 1.6GHz Hexa) CPU|
|Battery||3,500mAh with fast charging capability||3,500mAh with fast charging capability|
|Network||4G-LTE with VoLTE (Voice-over-LTE) LTE CAT.11||4G-LTE with VoLTE (Voice-over-LTE) LTE CAT.11|
|Add-ons||Fingerprint sensor, Bluetooth v5.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n/ac; dual-band: 2.4GHz & 5GHz), USB Type C, Samsung Pay via Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) and Near Field Communication (NFC), GPS/GLONASS||Fingerprint sensor, Bluetooth v5.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n/ac; dual-band: 2.4GHz & 5GHz), USB Type C, Samsung Pay via Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) and Near Field Communication (NFC), GPS/GLONASS|
|Dimensions||149.2 x 70.6 x 8.4mm||159.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm|
|Price||€499 (approx. $591/Rs 37,847)||€599 (roughly $710/Rs 45,432)|