Jan 18, 2018

Samsung quietly sells Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) in the Philippines

Did you know that Samsung has already started selling the latest Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) in the Philippines? Well, a lot of us don't know considering that the South Korean tech giant began doing it without any official announcement.

Samsung indeed likes surprises. In fact, it caught us off guard when it unveiled the latest-gen Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) a few weeks before the year 2017 ended instead of following through the expected early 2018 launch. Once again, the South Korean tech giant took us by surprise when we discovered that it was already selling the two smartphones in the Philippines via online stores, this, without any official announcement. You can now pre-order the phones from Argomall and receive the unit on January 27. On the other hand, if you choose to buy from Abenson.com and Lazada Philippines, you can have the handsets delivered immediately.

Samsung Galaxy A8 | A8+

For starters, the Galaxy A series, positioned between the budget-friendly J lineup and the flagship S family, produces mid-range smartphones which adopt some exceptional features from its higher-end relatives but retain affordable price tags. For instance, the Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) comes with an IP68 dust and water resistance rating just like the current Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ flagship devices. However, they did not get the curved quad HD display and the Exynos 8895 octa-core chipset from the Galaxy S8 duo. With a price tag of PHP 26,990 and PHP 32,990 for the Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) respectively, you can have a phone with a dual front-facing camera module.

Regarding the rest of the specs, the Galaxy A8 (2018) sports a 5.6-inch display while the Galaxy A8+ (2018) features a larger 6-inch screen both with a resolution of 1080 x 2220 pixels and Super AMOLED panel. Under the hood, the two devices have the company's in-house Exynos 7885 octa-core processor clocked at 2.2 GHz. The Galaxy A8 (2018) packs 4 GB of RAM and either 32 GB or 64 GB of internal memory whereas its larger sibling offers 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. Both run on the one-year-old Android Nougat out-of-the-box. A 3000 mAh battery keeps the lights on for the smaller variant while a 3500 mAh cell powers up the Galaxy A8 with the Plus moniker. Have you made your choice?

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