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Samsung's dual-front camera A8 and A8+ will be launching in Singapore on 27th January

By James Lu - on 17 Jan 2018, 5:19pm

Samsung's dual-front camera A8 and A8+ will be launched in Singapore on 27th January

Samsung's latest mid-range smartphones, the Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018) will be launching in Singapore on 27th January. Both smartphones feature a bezel-less always-on AMOLED Infinity display with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio (similar to the S8 and Note8). The smaller A8 has a 5.6-inch FHD+ display, while the larger A8+ has a 6-inch FHD+ display. 

Design-wise, both phones look the same with a metal frame and 2.5D curved glass on both the front and rear. The curve on the front glass is very subtle, and the displays don't curve over the edge like they do on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note8. Both phones are IP68 certified but unfortunately do not support wireless charging.

On the rear of each phone is a single 16-megapixel f/1.7 camera. The front camera setup is more interesting, as each phone sports a dual front-facing camera setup comprising of a 16-megapixel f/1.9 lens paired with an 8-megapixel f/1.9 wide-angle lens (85-degree FOV). The dual front cameras can be used independently and support Samsung's Live Focus feature, which lets users add a background blurring bokeh effect that can be adjusted before or after taking a shot.

Besides having a larger screen, the A8+ also has 6GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage compared to the 4GB RAM and 32GB of storage found in the A8. Naturally, the A8+ also has a larger 3,500mAh battery, compared to the 3,000mAh unit inside the A8. Both phones are powered by the same Samsung Exynos 7885 octa-core processor.

The Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018) will be available in gold and black, and will be sold at authorized retailers from 27th January for S$648 and S$798 respectively.