Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) successor shows up on official website
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
Just last week, the apparent successor to the Galaxy A8+ (2018) received its official FCC certification ahead of schedule. And now, the support page for the upcoming smartphone has gone live on Samsung’s Spanish website, suggesting a release could happen soon.
As expected, the listing in question doesn’t contain any device images or information – Samsung has simply activated the page and will likely do so in other markets in the near future. Thus, no details about the spec sheet or design of the Galaxy A8+ (2019) are revealed. However, it’s worth pointing out that the device is listed under the model number of SM-A750FN/DS, which confirms dual-SIM capabilities will be offered in Europe.
Back in July, the new device made its first benchmarking appearance with Samsung’s Exynos 7885 processor and 4GB of RAM on board, both of which were coupled with the now-outdated Android 8.0 Oreo. As is logical, the benchmarked smartphone was likely just an early test model, so certain upgrades are sure to be made before the release of the final model. For example, an update to the newer Android 9 Pie will presumably happen. What remains unclear, though, is if Samsung will also choose to update the processor to the newer Exynos 9610. After all, the Exynos 7885 is the same chip that is featured inside the Galaxy A8+ (2018).
Because of the earlier-than-usual FCC listing and the newly-activated support page, it seems Samsung is switching up its release schedule this year in order to take advantage of the holiday season in December. If this is indeed the case, consumers should expect the Galaxy A8+ (2019) to go official sometime in November.