Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018) are getting closer to upgrading to Android 8.0 Oreo. In fact, in the last hours, both the new smartphones of the Galaxy A series have received the Wi-Fi Alliance certification, with the Android Oreo operating system on board.
Both the Samsung Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+ (2018) smartphones were launched back in December last year and arrived with Android 7.1.1 Nougat, with Samsung Experience 8.5 on top, out-of-the-box. The firmware version for the Android Oreo update A530FXXU2BRDx.
The Galaxy A8 2018 features a 5.6-inch full-HD+ (1080×2280 pixels) display, while the Galaxy A8+ 2018 gets a 6-inch full-HD+ (1080×2280 pixels) display with Super AMOLED panels. Both devices are powered by an octa-core SoC with six cores clocked at 1.6GHz and two cores at 2.2GHz. Galaxy A8 2018 gets 4GB of RAM, while the Galaxy A8 Plus 2018 has two options – 4GB and 6GB.
These are also Samsung’s first smartphones to sport dual selfie cameras – a primary 16-megapixel fixed focus, f/1.9 sensor and a secondary 8-megapixel f/1.9 sensor. Both come with pre-installed Live Focus feature to help adjust Bokeh effect while clicking portrait shots.
Both smartphones have two inbuilt storage options – 32GB and 64GB. Additionally, there is a 16-megapixel rear camera on both devices with a f/1.7 lens. The Galaxy A8 2018 pack 3000mAh battery, while the A8+ 2018 packs a larger 3500mAh battery.