Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Specifications, Price, and Release Date

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Summary

The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) is a solid mid-range smartphone that offers a mix of premium and standard features. Released in January 2018, it sports a 5.6-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2220 pixels, providing vivid and sharp visuals. Powered by the Exynos 7885 chipset, it includes 4GB of RAM and comes in two storage options: 32GB and 64GB, expandable up to 256 GB. The phone's build quality is impressive with a combination of Gorilla Glass and an aluminum frame, and it has an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance. It features a 16MP rear camera and a dual front camera setup (16MP and 8MP), though the camera performance is noted to be underwhelming. The device runs on Android 7.1.1 and supports fast charging for its 3000 mAh battery. Additional features include NFC with Samsung Pay, a fingerprint sensor, and a variety of sensors for enhanced functionality. Despite its strengths, it faces stiff competition in the mid-range market due to its average camera performance and dated software.

Full Specifications

Brand Samsung
Model Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
Release date January 2018
Launched in Everywhere
Form factor Bar
Body Material Glass front (Gorilla Glass 4), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
Dimensions 149.2 x 70.6 x 8.4 mm (5.87 x 2.78 x 0.33 in)
Thickness 8.4 mm
Weight 172 g (6.07 oz)
IP rating IP 68
Battery Li-Ion
Battery capacity 3000 mAh
Stand by time 48 Hours
Removable battery Non-removable
Fast charging Fast charging 18W
Wireless charging No
Colours Black, orchid grey, gold, blue
In box items Handset, Data Cable, Travel Adaptor, Stereo Headset, Ejection Pin, User Manual
Display Super AMOLED
Screen size 5.6 inches, 79.6 cm2 (~75.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080 x 2220 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (
Pixels per inch (PPI) 441 ppi density
ChipSet Exynos 7885 (14 nm)
CPU Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 6x1.6 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU Mali-G71
Processor Exynos 7885
Processor core Octa-core
Internal storage 32GB/64GB storage
Expandable storage up to 256 GB
Loudspeaker Yes
Earphone jack 3.5mm
OTG compatible Yes
Rear camera setup Single
Rear camera 16 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8”, 1.12µm, PDAF
Rear camera features LED flash, panorama, HDR
Rear camera video 1080p@30fps
Front camera setup Dual
Front camera

16 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 1/3.06", 1.0µm

8 MP, f/1.9, 24mm (wide), 1/4", 1.12µm

Front camera features N\A
Front camera video 1080p@30fps
Operating system Android 7.1.1
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi Hotspot Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, EDR, LE
Sim slots Dual
Sim1 Type Nano-SIM
Sim1 network supports 4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
Sim2 Type Nano-SIM
Sim2 network supports 4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
SAR 0.24 W/kg (head) 1.25 W/kg (body)
Radio Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Face unlock No
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Ye
Barometer Yes

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