When Samsung had announced the Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) earlier in this week, it had said that both the smartphones would be released in the market by early January 2018. Fresh information reveals that the Galaxy A8 duo will be coming to its first country in the first week of January.
A press release by Samsung Vietnam has officially confirmed that the Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018) would be made available in Vietnam starting from Jan. 6. In Vietnam, the Galaxy A8 (2018) would be priced at around $485 and the larger Galaxy A8+ (2018) would be costing around $595. Both phones will be coming to the country in color choices like Black, Orchid Grey and Gold.
The press release highlights some of the best features that enrich the experience on the 2018 Galaxy A8 phones. Both phones also come with IP68 certified chassis and Always-on Display feature that are available on premium phones like Galaxy S8 and S8+. VDIS (video digital image stabilization) is a feature that stabilizes the camera footage and the Hyperlapse mode lets users to create time-lapse videos. The 2018 Galaxy A8 and A8+ are the first Galaxy A series phones to support Gear VR.
The 2018 Galaxy A8 smartphones look like the Galaxy S8 duo as they feature Infinity Display design. The Galaxy A8 (2018) has a 5.6-inch S-AMOLED display and the Galaxy A8+ (2018) has a 6-inch S-AMOLED display. Both the smartphones support 18.5:9 aspect ratio and support a resolution of 1080 x 2220 pixels.
The Galaxy A8 (2018) has 4 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage and 3,000mAh battery whereas the Galaxy A8+ (2018) has 6 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage and 3,500mAh battery. Both the phones are equipped with 16-megapixel + 8-megapixel dual front cameras and 16-megapixel rear camera. These phones are pre-installed with Android Nougat OS and also feature rear-mounted fingerprint reader.
In related news, Russian publications are claiming that the Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) would be coming to Russia starting from Jan. 1. Well-known technology journalist Eldar Murtazin has claimed that the Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) would be respectively available with a price tag of 34,990 Rubles (~$597) and 37,990 Rubles (~$648).