The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and its larger sibling, the Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) are now available in the Philippines.

Both devices are equipped with a dual selfie camera system composed of a 16 Megapixel main camera and an 8 Megapixel secondary camera. Wide f/1.9 aperture lenses ensure good quality selfies even in low light with the novelty of bokeh effects.

 

Super AMOLED Display and 16MP Main Camera

While 18:9 displays are the new norm, Samsung tries to be slightly different with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio. The screens are still Super AMOLED and with a resolution of 1080 x 2220 pixels resulting in a crisp 440 PPI pixel density.

Rounded corners, slightly curved edges and narrow bezels are present too. The Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) has a 6 inch display while the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) has a slightly smaller 5.6 inch display.

The rear camera of the two phones is pretty powerful – a 16 Megapixel shooter with an f/1.7 aperture, phase detection autofocus and even supports hyperlapse.

 

Octa Core Processor, 6GB RAM and Connectivity

Specs sheet

Specs sheet

A 2.2GHz octa core Exynos 7885 processor powers both phones. However, the Plus version comes with 6GB of RAM while the regular A8 (2018) only has 4GB.

Nevertheless, both are dual SIM smartphones with 4G LTE connectivity, dual band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC and USB Type-C for charging and data transfer.

A fingerprint sensor at the back takes care of security while power comes from a 3500mAh battery.

 

Price and Freebies

The official price of the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) is ₱26,990.00 while the Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) costs ₱32,990.00.

Each purchase of these phones come with a free Capdase Powerbank with a 5000mAh capacity.


Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) specs:

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  • 5.6-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Display (1080 x 2220 Pixels), 440 ppi
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat Operating System
  • Exynos 7885 Octa Chipset
  • 4 GB
  • 16.0 Megapixel Rear Camera with LED Flash
  • 16.0 + 8.0 Megapixel Front Camera
  • Dual SIM
  • 32GB Internal Storage
  • Expandable Up to 256 via microSD
  • 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE & GPRS Networks
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac (Dual Band)
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • USB Type-C
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • 3000mAh Battery
  • Fast Charging
  • 26,990.00 Official Price in the Philippines