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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Galaxy A8 (2018)
  • 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
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



7. mobilefuture

Posts: 224; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

These will drop in prices by about $150 each by mid of the year. A series phones are always overpriced at first, then drop to the $300-$400 range.

6. Firenze91

Posts: 206; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

The good thing is that after 2 months the s8 would probably be at that price

5. sunnyfpy

Posts: 297; Member since: May 12, 2013

As usual, overpriced products

3. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Notch X Killer!!!

2. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

They are pretty good phones but both need to be about $ 100 less.

1. gamehead unregistered

These phones arent that much cheaper than the S8 for sale.

4. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Wrong! And BTW much cheaper than iPhone X (in the same category)

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