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Samsung's new Galaxy A8 and A8+ will be released in the first week of 2018


A couple of days ago, when Samsung announced its new GalaxyA8 and Galaxy A8+, it said that the phones would be available in "earlyJanuary 2018." Now, we have an exact release date - at least for onemarket.  


Samsung says that the Galaxy A8 (2018) family is going to belaunched on January 6 in Vietnam.Official prices have also been revealed: $485 for the Galaxy A8, and $595 forthe Galaxy A8+. Of course, these are local prices, so the two new phones maycost a bit more in other countries.


The Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018) are Samsung's first mid-range smartphonesto sport Infinity Displays: 5.6 inches and 6 inches, respectively, both with1080 x 2220 pixel resolutions. Thanks to this, the two devices kind of resemblea Galaxy flagship, although they don't feature curved screens.  


Unfortunately, even though they're launching in 2018, theGalaxy A8 and A8+ will come with Android 7 Nougat pre-installed, instead of thenewer Android 8 Oreo. Nevertheless, it's likely that Samsung will update thephones to Oreo not long after launch.


We're expecting the new Samsung Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+ to bewidely available around the world after January 6. However, at this moment, it'sunclear if the handsets will be officially released in the US. We'll letyou know when we find out more about this.

source: Samsung Vietnam (translated

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Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) specs
  • Display 5.6 inches 2220 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera) 16 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie Samsung One UI
Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) specs
  • 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

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