The Samsung Galaxy A8 | A8+ 2018 Makes A Big Splash!

Barring the impending launch of the Samsung Galaxy S9 next month, the most anticipated Samsung smartphones of Q1 2018 are the Galaxy A8 2018 and the Galaxy A8+ 2018. We had the opportunity to review the Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 earlier, and were so impressed, we gave it out Reviewer’s Choice Award!

Now, we are glad to announce that Samsung has officially launched the Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+ smartphones. Join us for the Samsung launch event, and get the full details including their price and availability, as well as a special time-limited offer!

The Samsung Galaxy A8 | A8+ 2018 Lands With A Big Splash!

 

The Samsung Galaxy A8 | A8+ 2018 Launch

Samsung Malaysia Electronics President, Mr. Yoonsoo Kim, kicked off the launch with a short speech and a special performance by the Malaysian national synchronised swim team!

Then Samsung Senior Product Manager (IT & Mobile Division), Mr. Go Benn Lee, gave a great presentation on the new features introduced in the Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+ smartphones.

The Samsung Galaxy A8 | A8+ 2018 Lands With A Big Splash!

 

The Samsung Galaxy A8 | A8+ 2018 Compared

The Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 and Galaxy A8+ 2018 may look like they differ only in size, but that’s not quite accurate. Let’s take a look at their specifications :

SpecificationsSamsung Galaxy A8Samsung Galaxy A8+
Display5.6" Super AMOLED display
- 1080 x 2220 pixels (440 ppi)
6.0" Super AMOLED display
- 1080 x 2220 pixels (410 ppi)
Operating SystemAndroid 7.1.1Android 7.1.1
PlatformSamsung Exynos 7885Samsung Exynos 7885
Processor2 x ARM Cortex-A73 cores (2.2 GHz)
6 x ARM Cortex-A53 cores (1.6 GHz)
2 x ARM Cortex-A73 cores (2.2 GHz)
6 x ARM Cortex-A53 cores (1.6 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorARM Mali-G71ARM Mali-G71
Memory4 GB LPDDR4 SDRAM6 GB LPDDR4 SDRAM
Storage32 GB internal flash storage
microSD card (up to 256 GB)
64 GB internal flash storage
microSD card (up to 256 GB)
Front CameraMain Camera
- 16 MP Samsung ISOCELL S5K2P6SX sensor with f/1.9 lens

Wide-Angle 85° Camera
- 8 MP Samsung ISOCELL S5K3P8SP sensor with f/1.9 lens
Main Camera
- 16 MP Samsung ISOCELL S5K2P6SX sensor with f/1.9 lens

Wide-Angle 85° Camera
- 8 MP Samsung ISOCELL S5K3P8SP sensor with f/1.9 lens
Rear Camera16 MP camera with f/1.7 lens and single LED flash
- Samsung ISOCELL S5K2P6SX sensor with PDAF technology
16 MP camera with f/1.7 lens and single LED flash
- Samsung ISOCELL S5K2P6SX sensor with PDAF technology
Connectivity4G : LTE Cat11
WiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (dual band)
Bluetooth v5.0
USB Type C
4G : LTE Cat11
WiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (dual band)
Bluetooth v5.0
USB Type C
SIM CapabilitySingle SIM Model : Single SIM
Dual SIM Model : Dual SIM, Dual Standby
Single SIM Model : Single SIM
Dual SIM Model : Dual SIM, Dual Standby
NFCYesYes
GPSGPS, GLONASS, BeiDouGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
Fingerprint SensorYes, Rear-MountedYes, Rear-Mounted
Audio24-bit Ultra High Quality (UHQ) support
- PCM support up to 32-bits
24-bit Ultra High Quality (UHQ) support
- PCM support up to 32-bits
Water ResistanceIP68 ratedIP68 rated
Battery3,000 mAh lithium-ion battery (non-removable)
- fast charging capable
3,500 mAh lithium-ion battery (non-removable)
- fast charging capable
Other SensorsAccelerometer, Barometer, Gyro, Geomagnetic, Hall, Proximity and RGB light sensorsAccelerometer, Barometer, Gyro, Geomagnetic, Hall, Proximity and RGB light sensors
Dimensions70.6 mm wide
149.2 mm tall
8.4 mm thick
75.7 mm wide
159.9 mm tall
8.3 mm thick
Weight172 g191 g
Available ColoursBlack, Orchid Gray, Gold, BlueBlack, Orchid Gray, Gold, Blue

 

Price & Availability

Both devices will be offered in three colour options here in Malaysia – Black, Gold and Orchid Gray. They will be available for purchase starting 19 January 2018, at the following prices :

  • Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 : RM 1,799 (inclusive of 6% GST) / ~US$ 449
  • Samsung Galaxy A8+ 2018RM 2,499 (inclusive of 6% GST) / ~US$ 625

The Samsung Galaxy A8 | A8+ 2018 Lands With A Big Splash!

Samsung Malaysia is offering a special Early Bird Reward worth RM 417 (~US$ 105), for those who purchase either smartphone between 19-21 January 2018 :

  • a 10,000 mAh USB-C Battery Pack (worth RM 228 / ~US$ 57)
  • a 64 GB Samsung EVO Plus microSD card (worth RM 189 / ~US$ 47)

There are limited quantities of the Early Bird Reward, so make sure you get your Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 / A8+ 2018 early!

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