Last week we messed about with the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) in a hands on preview and now we finally have it for testing purposes. We’ve unboxed it below and you should know that this device borrows the Infinity Display format from the Galaxy S8 and it also adds a dual front camera. It’s priced at $560 and it’s unboxed below.
The device is the spiritual successor to the Galaxy A5 (2017) and it can be considered a sort of Galaxy S8 Mini. It debuted a bunch of weeks ago and it comes with a rather typical box, that stores accessories like the charger, SIM key, headphones, USB Type-C cable and manual. The phone offers a 5.6 inch Infinity Display with a 2220 x 1080 pixel display and a Super AMOLED panel.
It has an 18.5:9 aspect and the smartphone brings IP68 certification, for dust and water resilience. Inside it we find the Exynos 7885 Octa CPU, 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage. We have the dual SIM version, so that explains the “Duos” inscription. There’s a 3000 mAh battery here, with fast charging and an USB Type-C port at the bottom. The fingerprint scanner has been moved at the back, since there’s no more Home button upfront now.
At the back we find a 16 megapixel main camera, with F/1.7 aperture and no OIS. It does have an LED flash, though. Upfront there’s the selling point: a dual selfie cam, with 16 MP and 8 MP sensor working together, with F/1.9 aperture. There’s Bluetooth 5.0 here, NFC and the handset is available in black, orchid grey, blue and gold. Everything is crammed within an 8.4 mm waistline and the device weighs 172 grams.
It’s a bit chunkier than expected, bezels and frame included. It’s also a bummer that it comes with Android 7.1.1 and not Android 8.0 Oreo. We’ll be back with a full review soon and in the meantime you can get the device from here.