Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) manual confirms device's layout, audio jack and 18:9 display

Before Samsung unveils its new flagship, the Galaxy S9, there are a couple of other smartphones the South Korean company will bring to the market – the 2018 Galaxy A series.

Despite their names, there's a high chance that Samsung will launch both the Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+ (2018) by the end of the year. Rumor has it that there will be no other Galaxy A series smartphones announced this year besides the two we've mentioned.

Samsung has just uploaded online the manual for the unannounced Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+ (2018) smartphones, also known as Samsung SM-A530 and SM-A730, which supports the rumors that the phones will be released on the market by the end of December.

We already know what the Galaxy A8+ (2018) looks like thanks to a hands-on video recently published on YouTube, but the manual confirms both smartphones will come with 18:9 displays and dual-cameras in the front.

Since the manual seems to be for both devices, we can safely assume their layout will be similar, so the only differences between the two might be the hardware inside and perhaps the size of the display.

Also, we've also learned that both phones will come in single and dual-SIM variants and that they will include audio jack ports besides the usual USB Type-C. Check out the images we've attached to discover more about the phones or download the PDF at the source link.

source: Samsung (PDF download) via (translated)

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Galaxy A8 (2018)
  • Display 5.6" 1080 x 2220 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 5 Octa, Octa-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 64GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(19h 3G talk time)



1. hopper

Posts: 80; Member since: May 08, 2017

so they ditched the Bixby key. hmmmm

3. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

You cant say they "ditched" if they never give it in first place.. Bixby button never appear in Galaxy A. Only S8 and Note8 have Bixby key

5. vrpsd

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

but why case renders leak shows with bixby key??

6. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Because that's just a render.. From some random internet users.. Who barely know anything about this unreleased phone.. It's up to samsung to give bixby to A series or keep it for flagships line.. And my point is "Till now,Samsung never give Bixby button to any Galaxy A smartphones"

7. vrpsd

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

are you konow about a8 2018 specs??

2. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Still use 3.5mm jack? Meh, it's selfish and backward /s

4. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

Betcha it'll have FM Radio unlike the flagship models

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