Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) shows up in hands-on video, leaves nothing to the imagination

It looks like we're very close to another Samsung launch considering the number of leaks concerning the unannounced 2018 Galaxy A series. We believe there will be at least two new Galaxy A smartphones unveiled in the coming weeks, but they might not be available in all regions.

One of the phones that we've already talked about quite a few times, the Galaxy A8+ (2018) has just appeared in a hands-on video. Despite the fact that Samsung hasn't yet announced the middle-class handset, the Galaxy A8+ (2018) stars in a 3-minute video that shows the phone from all sides.

Although the production is a bit cringe, at least the image quality is more than decent (with some exceptions, you'll see) to allow us to make an idea of what's to come. Besides handling the phone in the video, the person who managed to get this hands on the Galaxy A8+ (2018) is also offering us the full list of specs.

As expected, the Galaxy A8+ (2018) sports a 6-inch Super AMOLED full HD (2220 x 1080 pixels) Infinity Display. There's a single 16-megapixel camera on the back side with f/1.7 aperture and OIS (optical image stabilization), while in the front there's a dual-camera comprising of 16MP and 8MP snappers.

At the core of the phone, Samsung added 2.2GHz octa-core Exynos 7885 processor, 6GB RAM, and 64GB of expandable memory (up to 256GB). The phone is powered by a 3,500 mAh battery with fast charging and features IP68 certification for water and dust resistance. Finally, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor is included as well.

Apparently, the phone will be available for purchase in many countries by the end of December for a whopping price of $600. We're not sure about the accuracy of these details (price and release date), so take it with a grain of salt for now.

source: Far Star via Mobilissimo (translated)

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Galaxy A8+ (2018)
  • Display 6.0 inches
    2220 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    16 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 5 Octa, 6GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie
    Samsung One UI



6. gamehead unregistered

$600? Cant you buy a better S8 for less?

5. Landon

Posts: 1249; Member since: May 07, 2015

That fingerprint scanner is a great indicator of what the S9/S9+/Note 9 are going to look like in the back.

4. Sealblaighter

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

The specs are good, but I bet this phone will be huuuuge!

3. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

GPU better have at least 200 GFLOPS!

2. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Nice to see some flagship's feature added to mid-ranger - Always-on-Screen - Small bezels - 6GB RAM - Camera with f/1.7 aperture +OIS - IP68 And looking from the past A series, this one must have superb battery life but $600 still a stretch for mid-ranger, lol.. For that price, I'll choose S8 over this

7. Skizzo

Posts: 448; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

Agree 100% It's great to see mid-rangers with great specs and, as you said, more flagship features, but at $600, it would be sent out to die, as the S8 can be found for under $700 already and would be a much better purchase for less than a hundred dollars more. Not to mention other flagship status phones like the OnePlus 5(T) and the Essential Phone, which can be bought for around $500 with better specs. The A8 (2018) would be wise to launch at no more than $500.

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