Samsung Introduces the Galaxy A8 with Dual Front Camera, Large Infinity Display and Added Everyday Features

 

A practical, stylish and convenient smartphone series with serious attitude.

 

 

London, UK – 19 December, 2017 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced the latest addition to the Galaxy A series: the Galaxy A8.

The Galaxy A8 features a Dual Front Camera, a large Infinity Display and stunning ergonomic design that draws on Samsung’s flagship design heritage and experience. With additional everyday features, the Galaxy A series is more stylish, practical and convenient than ever before.

 

“With the release of the Galaxy A8, we’re bringing our customers’ favourite features from our flagship smartphones, such as the Infinity Display and our first Dual Front Camera with Live Focus, to our Galaxy A series, which is already known for its premium design,” said Conor Pierce, VP of IT & Mobile, Samsung UK & Ireland. “The Galaxy A8 exemplifies our continued dedication to meeting the needs of our consumers by providing them with greater choice and convenience.”

 

Snap bright, clear selfies with the 16MP F1.7 rear camera and 16MP+8MP F1.9 Dual Front Camera, no matter where you are or what you’re doing. The Dual Front Camera is made up of two separate cameras so you can switch between the two to take the type of selfie you want – from close-ups with the background to portrait shots with a clear and crisp background. And with the advanced Live Focus feature, you can easily adjust the bokeh effect before or after you take the picture to create high-quality images.

 

From day to night, the advanced camera makes sure you capture sharp images, even in low-light conditions. The A8 also allows you to customise your photos with fun options, from adding stickers to your selfie or highlighting a culinary extravaganza with Food Mode.

 

Shaky video footage will be a thing of the past with video digital image stabilisation (VDis) technology, and with an added hyperlapse feature, you can now create time-lapse videos that let you record, tell and share even longer stories.

 

When watching movies or playing games, the latest Galaxy A device offers immersive viewing experiences, with an Infinity Display that delivers an 18.5:9 display ratio1, so that you can view the whole scene across your screen for the ultimate cinematic experience. The large screen is supported with ergonomic curved glass on the back and front. Its sleek glass and metal frame, smooth curves and comfortable grip make it even easier to watch or interact with content on your phone. In the UK and Europe the Galaxy A8 will be available in three colours, black, gold and orchid grey to suit your personal style2.

The device will continually keep you informed with the Always On Display, meaning you can get information at a glance without unlocking your phone. With Samsung Pay3, there’s no need to bring your wallet with you every time you go out. Supporting Near Field Communication (NFC), the Galaxy A8 can be used almost anywhere you can tap your card. Every transaction via Samsung Pay is secure, yet very simple. All it takes is one swipe and one fingerprint scan.

 

The Galaxy A8 offers IP68 water and dust resistance4, and supports microSD cards so you can expand your storage capacity by as much as 256GB. It is also the first in the A series to support Samsung’s Gear VR.

 

The Galaxy A8 will be available in the UK from April 2018.

 

For more information, visit www.samsungmobilepress.com

 

Samsung Galaxy A8 Product Specifications:

 

  Galaxy A8
Display 5.6-inchFHD+ Super AMOLED,1080×2220
*Screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners
Camera Front: Dual Camera 16MP FF (F1.9) + 8MP (F1.9), Rear: 16MP PDAF (F1.7)
Dimension 149.2 x 70.6 x 8.4 mm, 172g
 AP Octa Core (2.2GHz Dual + 1.6GHz Hexa)
Memory 4GB RAM, 32
Battery 3,000mAh
Fast Charging / USB Type-C
OS Android 7.1.1
Network LTE Cat. 11
Payment NFC, MST
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80, 256QAM,

Bluetooth® v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Glonass, BeiDou*)* BeiDou coverage may be limited.

Sensors Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor
Audio MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
Video MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

 

* Features and functions will vary by market and mobile operator

* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document

including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability,

and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

 

1 Screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners
2 Colour availability may vary by country
3 Currently available with select cards issued by HSBC, first direct, M&S Bank, Santander, Nationwide and MBNA, on select Samsung devices
4 Carrying an IP68 dust and water resistance rating. Based on test conditions of submersion in up to 1.5 meters of fresh water for up to 30 minutes