Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) launched in India with stylish design and very impressive specifications.Priced at 599 Euros, the phone comes with Dual Selfie cameras, Infinite display and much more.Coming out of the box with Android 7.1.1 Nougat based Samsung’s Custom UI on the top, it supports Dual SIM cards. It is a IP68 rated Water and dust resistant smartphone. It comes with curved glass on front and the back along with Fingerprint sensor for better security of the device.
The phone supports 6 inch Full HD+ Infinite Super AMOLED display with 18.5:9 ratio and 1080 x 2220 pixels resolution. Samsung has powered the A8+ with the same processor used in Galaxy S8, i.e. Octa-Core (2.2GHz Dual + 1.6GHz Hexa) Exynos 7885 14nm processor with Mali-G71 GPU. Being superior, it comes with massive 6GB of RAM with 64GB internal storage memory, and a 4GB RAM with 32GB storage memory variant. Both can be expanded up to 256GB using microSD card.
Under photography section, A8+ seems exactly same as Galaxy A8. We get a 16 Megapixel primary camera with LED flash and f/1.7 aperture on the rear facing. While on the front facing, we get a 16 Megapixel Selfie camera with f/1.9 aperture along with the secondary 8 Megapixel camera with f/1.9 aperture. This secondary camera allows you to switch between cameras for close-ups with the background to portrait shots.
There’s also a Live Focus feature using which you can adjust the bokeh effect even after capturing the picture. Samsung has also added the new video digital image stabilization (VDis) feature allowing you to capture technology shake-free videos. The phone also comes with Hyperlapse feature for capturing time-lapse videos.
In terms of connectivity, the new Galaxy A8+ supports all major connectivity options including 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth v5, USB Type-C, MST and NFC which is also used for Samsung Pay. The phone is powered on 3500mAh battery with fast charging support.
Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) Specifications:
- Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS
- Dual SIM Support
- Fingerprint sensor
- 6 inch Full HD+ Infinite Super AMOLED display
- 1080 x 2220 pixels resolution
- Octa-Core (2.2GHz Dual + 1.6GHz Hexa) Exynos 7885 14nm processor with Mali-G71 GPU
- 6GB RAM with 64GB internal storage, 4GB RAM with 32GB internal storage memory, Expandable up to 256GB using microSD card
- 16 Megapixel rear camera with LED flash and f/1.7 aperture
- 16 Megapixel front camera with f/1.9 aperture, Secondary 8 Megapixel camera with f/1.9 aperture
- Water and dust resistant body (IP68)
- 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth v5, NFC, MST, USB Type-C
- 3500mAh battery with adaptive fast charging support
You can make the best out of your new Galaxy A8+ using some very essential tools such as official PC Suite software, the latest Samsung USB Driver and the new Samsung Smart Switch App. All these tools are very free but very essential. While USB Drivers are must for connecting the phone with computer or to carry out development tasks like Rooting or installing Custom ROMs, PC suite on other hand offers several important features adding extra security to the device and information stored on the same. Using the same you can backup and restore the entire phone anytime without loosing even a single file, keeps the device updated with latest firmware, lets you share mobile internet and lots more.
While the new Smart Switch app lets you transfer data from old (iOS, BlackBerry, Android, Windows or Mac PC) device to new Galaxy Smartphone in comfortable way. You can transfer data but just bringing two devices closer. However, Smart Switch app must be installed on both. It also keeps the device updated with latest firmware and security patches. These are very important but absolutely free tools for your Samsung smartphone.