A 18: 9 format display like on the Galaxy S8 (Plus), a fingerprint sensor and a speaker in an unusual place: Render images show the Galaxy A8 (2018), which Samsung will presumably present in January at CES.
Not only for the Galaxy S9 (Plus), Samsung apparently plans a spring break in the new year. Even before the new models of the flagship series, the South Koreans are likely to introduce new devices of the mid-range Galaxy A family.
Insiders expect that Samsung will show the Galaxy A8 (Plus) in January at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
The new Samsung smartphone is the first A-series model to have a 6-inch Super AMOLED display in oblong 18: 9 format.
The fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy A8 (2018) will sit directly under the camera, given the narrow, flat edges on the back of the smartphone. A dual-camera with 16 megapixels or 8 megapixel resolution, the device, however, only the front – at the back is based on advance information a single 16-megapixel camera with f / 1.7 aperture.
2018 Galaxy A8’s Design
The Dutch fan blog Galaxy Club has now released render images of the Samsung Galaxy A8 in a matching protective case. The Samsung smartphone is shown in three different color options. At the bottom edge of the model, which has been moved by an aluminum frame, there is a USB-C connection and a jack socket for wired headphones.
Also, the unusual position of the speaker on the right side above the power button can be seen. Not to be seen are the under-the-hood features of the device : the Exynos chipset 7885, a 4 GB or 6 GB in the Plus model memory, 64 GB of internal memory and a 3,100 mAh or 3,500 mAh strong battery.
In addition the memory size and battery capacity of the Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8 Plus (2018) still differ by the display size of each other. The smaller smartphone model is said to offer a 5.7-inch super AMOLED screen. The display resolution should be format-appropriate 2,220 x 1,080 pixels for both devices.
Report: No Bixby Voice on Galaxy A8 (2018)
Samsung will deliver the new Galaxy A8 (Plus) apparently still with Android 7.1 Nougat and not yet with the latest Google operating system. An update to Android 8 Oreo should then be submitted later.
The assistant service Bixby, developed by Samsung, will be pre-installed, for which the manufacturer claims that the voice control will be activated in German next year. A dedicated button for working with Artificial Intelligence service is probably not on the devices. According to Electronic Times, Bixby Voice will not be available on the Galaxy A8 (Plus) for 2018.
Should Samsung actually present the new A-series at the CES, we will keep you updated about the latest news and updates of this amazing phone.