Samsung launched a new Galaxy A series smartphone, the Galaxy A8+ in India earlier today. Samsung’s Galaxy A8+ will offer flagship like features, like Infinity Display with 18:9 aspect ratio, water and dust resistant body and up to 6GB RAM. The phone priced at Rs 32,990 is Amazon exclusive in the country and will be available starting January 20. At this price point, the A8+ with its premium features will be a threat against the affordable flagship options like the OnePlus 5T and the Honor View 10.
Samsung Galaxy A8+ comes with glass and metal frame sandwich design, and as well dust and water resistance. Similarly, the OnePlus 5T has an all aluminium body construction while the Honor View 10 packs a sleek unibody design.
The A8+ standouts from the crowd with their display which is a trendy bezel-less 6-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio. Though the OnePlus 5T has a similar 6.01-inch optic AMOLED display with 18:9 aspect ratio, the Honor View 10 uses a rather older LCD technology. And we all Samsung is the leader when it comes to smartphone displays.
The Galaxy A8+ also is on par with the other two, packing Samsung Exynos 7885 octa-core SoC, with two cores clocked at a 2.2GHz and six cores clocked at 1.6GHz. It features 6GB of RAM. Though not as powerful as top-line Snapdragon 835 SoC of OnePlus 5T and Kirin 970 SoC on the View 10, but the device still can easily run the most games and apps.
Coming to cameras, the Galaxy A8+ is first Samsung device with dual front cameras. The device packs a 16MP f/1.9 aperture and 8MP f/1.9 aperture sensors and features the trendy Portrait Mode which is one of the reasons it will be a preferred device among users. The other two pack dual rear cameras, but customers will love the new frontal cameras. Besides, Samsung cameras certainly stand out against likes of Chinese manufacturer’s Honor and OnePlus.
The Galaxy A8+ packs a hefty 3500mAh with fast-charging support. The OnePlus 5T uses a 3,300mAh Li-Po unit, while the Honor 10 View has a 3750mAh battery. All three smartphones have support for fast charging, but no one can beat OnePlus' Dash Charging technology though.
Samsung’s new A8+ will surely have an upper hand among its competitors with a solid brand name to back it up. The mid-range price point device with flagship like features will make a great choice for customers who want a trendy phone while don’t want to spend excessively.