|In India, the Samsung Galaxy S8+ is an Amazon Exclusive|
The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) will launch in India this month. With the Infinity Display present on both models, these will be cheaper substitutes for Sammy’s 2017 flagships. And pricing is important in India, which is the second largest smartphone market in the world after China. With a low per capita income, Indian smartphone buyers have to do their research on whether a certain handset is affordable.
When the Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) launches in India, it will be an Amazon exclusive. We come to that conclusion thanks to a teaser on the Amazon India website that allows those interested in the phone to leave their email address so they can be notified when pre-orders start. The teaser lists the phone as being an Amazon Exclusive. We expect pricing to be in the range of 38,000-42,000 Indian Rupees, which translates to $600-$650 USD.
The phone features a 6-inch Super AMOLED panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2220, and an aspect ratio of 18:5:9. The Exynos 7885 chipset powers the unit, featuring an octa-core 2.2GHz CPU and the Mali-G71 GPU. 6GB of RAM is inside along with 64GB of expandable native storage. A 16MP camera adorns the back of the phone with an aperture of f/1.7. The front-facing dual camera setup weighs in at 16MP and 8MP. It also includes a feature called Live Focus that allows you to blur the background after taking a selfie.
The handset is equipped with a 3500mAh battery, and offers a rear-facing fingerprint scanner. The Galaxy A8+ (2018) carries an IP68 certification rating, and comes with Android Nougat pre-installed. To receive a notification from Amazon when the retailer is accepting pre-orders for the device, click on the sourcelink.