As expected, Samsung has now launched the Galaxy A8 + (2018) in India. What’s not expected though, is the price tag. The Galaxy A8 + (2018) being the bigger of the two A-series siblings is priced Rs 32,990 (around $520). If you’ve been following the new A series, you might know that the Galaxy A8 (2018) was put up for sale in the Netherlands yesterday for a price tag of 499 Euros (around $595). That means the Galaxy A8 + (2018) will be even costlier than that when it launches in Europe. So, the price difference between the Indian and European regions would be huge for the A series phones.
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Anyways, coming back to the Indian launch, the price is much more stomachable than the European price. It pitches Samsung’s mid-ranger directly against the likes of the OnePlus 5T and the Honor View 10. As we’re aware, a lot of the Galaxy S series features regularly trickle down to the Samsung’s A series. This year it’s the thin bezel display. We’re not calling it an Infinity Display not to give readers wrong impressions. It doesn’t come with the curved display of the Galaxy S8 but it has thin bezels. This is also the first A series phone that has support for Samsung’s Gear VR headset. Moreover, it comes loaded with Samsung Pay as well. Not to forget the dual front cameras that are also a first for any Samsung mobile.
To quickly recap the specs, Galaxy A8 + (2018) sports an Exynos 7885 CPU, 6 GB RAM, 64 GB of internal storage and a 3,500 mAh battery. For more detailed specs, visit this link here. Not much is known about the Galaxy A8 (2018) availability, but we expect it to happen soon.
The handset will go on sale in black and gold colour shades on January 20 and will be exclusive to Amazon India.