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

Related phones

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 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(19h 3G talk time)
Galaxy A8+ (2018)
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 2220 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 5 Octa, Octa-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(23h 3G talk time)

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7 Comments

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)

2. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

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

3. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Notch X Killer!!!

5. sunnyfpy

Posts: 288; Member since: May 12, 2013

As usual, overpriced products

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

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.

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