When launched in January earlier this year, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy A8+ at the price of Rs 32,990 in India. However, just a couple of months later, Samsung has announced a price cut on the device, and its price has now been brought down to Rs 30,990. The smartphone is exclusively available on Amazon India.
The smartphone stands out mostly for its dual front-facing camera setup. One is a 16-megapixel sensor, whereas the other is an 8-megapixel sensor. Both cameras work in tandem, and comes with ‘Live Focus’ feature that allows you to keep your face in focus, while blurring the background. It also features Augmented Reality (AR) based live stickers, beauty mode and HDR among others. At the rear is a 16-megapixel rear camera.
In term of specifications, the Galaxy A8+ features a 6-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display running at a resolution of 2220 x 1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by an Exynos 7885 octa-core SoC, 6GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage. There is also a hybrid microSD card slot to further expand the storage up to 256GB.
Armed with a 3,500mAh battery, the smartphone comes with dual SIM card slots, 4G LTE with VoLTE HD voice calling support, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS. It also supports fast charging using a wired adapter. On the software front, it runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, with a layer of Samsung custom UI on top.
The smartphone essentially stands as opponents to other flagships like the Honor View10, OnePlus 5T and Nokia 8, to name a few.