Dec 11, 2017

Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus 2018 spotted online: Bezel-less display and dual-selfie camera

Leaks are piling up about the upcoming Galaxy A series iterations for 2018. And now a leak suggests that there is one more Galaxy A-series device, the Galaxy A8 Plus 2018 which is likely on its way to unveil in the near future. The new smartphone is expected to feature bezel-less design as well as a dual-selfie camera. On the specs front, it might go with the Exynos 7885 SoC and 6GB RAM.

So far, we have been hearing that the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) and Galaxy A7 (2018) are expected with Infinity Display as in the case of the Galaxy S8, the Galaxy S8+ and the Galaxy Note8 and it seems the South Korean tech giant also has the Galaxy A8 Plus 2018 which is likely to come with the same Infinity Display.

Two images of the alleged Galaxy A8 Plus 2018 recently popped up. While the device is codenamed SM-A730F it also bears the moniker "Galaxy A8 Plus 2018" in one of the images, leaving no doubt whatsoever on the identity of the phone. From the look of the images, it becomes quite apparent that the Galaxy A8 Plus 2018 will flaunt an Infinity Display but it is still not clear whether it will sport the 18:9 aspect ratio, which is the current trend in many smartphones or it will go with a taller 18.5:9 aspect ratio as that of the Galaxy S8 series and Galaxy Note 8.

Also gleaned from the images is that the Galaxy A8 Plus 2018 will mount a dual selfie camera setup up and a Bixby button. Due to the lack of bezels, the fingerprint scanner will probably be rear-mounted while the home button might be done away with, presumably in favor of an on-screen button.

Since the critics have slammed Samsung for awkwardly placing the fingerprint scanner just next to the rear camera on the Galaxy S8 duo and the Galaxy Note 8, we expect this time around Samsung might place the fingerprint scanner below the rear-camera sensor so that it becomes easily locatable for the users. With regard to the specs, info is scarce at this moment, at least from credible sources. Otherwise, the rumored specs of the Galaxy A8 Plus 2018 include an in-house Exynos 7885 SoC clocked at 1.59GHz with eight cores and 6GB RAM. The grapevine is yet to get wind of the battery capacity and the camera specs of the Galaxy A8 Plus 2018.

Although not confirmed, the device is speculated to launch at the end of this year or early next year. Nothing is known about the pricing of the phone. Hopefully, some more leaks in the coming weeks will let out something in this regard.