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

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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 Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+, it said that the phones would be available in "early January 2018." Now, we have an exact release date - at least for one market.  

 

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

 

The Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018) are Samsung's first mid-range smartphones to sport Infinity Displays: 5.6 inches and 6 inches, respectively, both with 1080 x 2220 pixel resolutions. Thanks to this, the two devices kind of resemble a Galaxy flagship, although they don't feature curved screens.  


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

 

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

 

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


source: Samsung Vietnam (translated

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