Samsung Introduces Stylish, Practical and Powerful Galaxy A8+ (2018)

Jan 17. 2018

Dual Front Camera to Snap Perfectly Clear Selfies
Everyday Features for a Delightful Lifestyle

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Hong Kong – January 17, 2018 – Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd. today announced the launch of the revolutionized Galaxy A series – Galaxy A8+ (2018), the first Samsung smartphone equipped with Dual Front Camera supporting Live Focus. With a stunning ergonomic design that draws on Samsung’s flagship design heritage and experience, plus its advanced practical features, Galaxy A8+ (2018) is the most stylish and powerful mid-tier smartphone. 

“With the release of Galaxy A8+ (2018), Samsung is bringing favorite features from our flagship smartphones, such as Infinity Display and our first Dual Front Camera with Live Focus, to our Galaxy A series, which is already known for its premium design,” said Yiyin Zhao, Vice President and Head of IT and Mobile Communication Business for Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd. “Galaxy A8+ (2018) exemplifies our continued dedication to meeting the needs of our consumers by providing them with even better choices and greater convenience.” 

Rounded Edges Design for an Elegant Look

Galaxy A8+ (2018) comes with a larger 6-inch Full HD Super AMOLED Infinity Display, offering a bigger screen on a device with same size. The rounded edges and ergonomic design provide comfortable grip. The display aspect ratio of 18.5:9 is optimal for both 21:9 and 16:9 content. Thanks to the embedded soft Home button, users can enjoy immersive viewing. Galaxy A8+ (2018) is available in Orchid Gray, Gold and Black to suit every contemporary style. 

The First Dual Front Camera for Enhanced Photo-taking

Galaxy A8+ (2018) is the first Samsung smartphone with Dual Front Camera. The 16MP and 8MP F1.9 Dual Front Cameras with Live Focus allow users to adjust the depth of field before or after shooting, enabling stunning self-portraits. Users can switch between the two front cameras to take their preferred type of selfie. The 16MP front camera, asthe main cameraby default, is perfect for close-up selfies. Equipped with Tetra-cell technology [1], this camera increases light sensitivity and decreases noisein low-light environments [2], and produces higher-resolution images in well-lit environments [3]. The 8MP front camera is the secondary camera, which is perfect for selfies withclear and sharp background. To easily snap a better selfie, users can show their palm to activate the floating camera button, thensay “Smile”, “Cheese” or “Shoot”, or they can pick a shooting mode shortcut from Home screen. 

The 16MP F1.7 rear camera of Galaxy A8+ (2018) takes sharp photos even in low-light environments. With video digital image stabilization (vDIS) technology [4], users can record clear, vivid videos in spite of shaky hands. With Hyperlapse, users can speed up the action to create amusing videos. For users who want to let their creativity shine, Galaxy A8+ (2018) offers different fun camera features, including Face Recognition Sticker, Stamps, Beauty Mode, Filters, Pro Mode and Food Mode for various photo effects.

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Powerful and Thoughtful Features for Everyday Use

Galaxy A8+ (2018) is not only IP68 water and dust resistant [5] with memory space of 6GB RAM, it is also compatible with Dual-SIM Dual-Standby and microSD card up to 256GB, so users can enjoy LTE and 3G connections at the same time. To help users stay connected, Galaxy A8+ (2018) records locations where users have previously connected to Wi-Fi networks. When usersarrive and leave, Wi-Fi is automatically turned on and off. 

Galaxy A8+ (2018) supports Samsung personal assistant Bixby [6], which makes life easier by helpingusers access apps and content, receive appointment reminders, and find products and information. Users can retrieve latest information through Always On Display without unlocking the phone. 

Galaxy A8+ (2018) is equipped with many Samsung features, including Samsung Pay for secure and simple mobile payment, Samsung Health for monitoring users’ activities, nutrition and sleep, 15GB of free storage on Samsung Cloud for back up, restore and sync data across all Galaxy devices. With Dual Messenger, users can easily use two messenger accounts on Galaxy A8+ (2018). 

Furthermore, Galaxy A8+ (2018) supports Gear VR with controller [7], so adventurous users can immerse in the world of virtual reality. 

MultipleSecurity Features for a Hassle-free Mobile Experience

Galaxy A8+ (2018) isequipped with simple face recognition and fingerprint recognition to enhance smartphone security. Secure Folder, which requires fingerprint to access, saves all confidential personal files and apps and gives users peace of mind. 

Enhanced Gallery for Smarter Content-Sharing

Enhanced Gallery creates stories with effects and background music based on face recognition, time or location. After capturing a screenshot from a website, users can tap the screenshot in Gallery to return to the source website [8]. Users can also easily search for content using the text search bar or tapping the appropriate category. 

Support Smart Octopus in Samsung Pay

Since last December, with NFC technology, Galaxy Note8, S8+ and S8 users can use Smart Octopus in Samsung Pay at all Octopus acceptance points, covering public transport as well as over 21,000 retail outlets, online shopping and more. By the first half of 2018, users of Galaxy A8+ will join the fleet to enjoy the all-in-one mobile wallet and the convenience and truly cashless experience that it brings. 

Galaxy A8+ Offers

Below are exclusive offers for valued customers of Galaxy A8+:

  • “Accidental Screen Damage Cover” Plan: All Galaxy A8+ purchases between Jan 26 and Mar 31, 2018 will be entitled to a 6-month of “Accidental Screen Damage Cover” plan. Customers only have to pay HKD300 fee for replacing accidental broken screens within 6-month of the purchase date. Offer valid in Hong Kong only.
  • Hotel booking offers on Hotels.com:Hotels.com especially offers Samsung Galaxy A8+ users an “instant reduction of HKD200^” for hotel booking, allowing users to enjoy the same grade of hotel services at a better price. No matter users want to reserve 5-star deluxe suite or inexpensive hotel room, Hotels.com allows users to search through 204,000 and more hotels in over 510 countries/regions and make booking safely. The offer period lasts from Jan 26, 2018 to Mar 31, 2018.
  • Travel products discount offer on KLOOK: KLOOK has a network of close to 30,000 travel activities and services covering more than 140 destinations worldwide. With a few simple taps on the KLOOK App and Web, travelers can easily choose and reserve attractions’ tickets, local tour, unique travel experience, airport transfers, transportation passes, dining offers and more! Samsung Galaxy A8+ especially presents user with KLOOK instant cash discount coupon of as much as HK$50 for booking of anything on KLOOK be it local or overseas travel products. The promotion is valid from Jan 26, 2018 to Mar 31, 2018.

^Offers only applicable to hotel booking service through Android application of Hotels.com, and only for any single purchase of HKD1,200 or more.

#Limited quantity available, while stocks last on a first-come-first-served basis. Promotion code is valid between Jan 26, 2018 and May 31, 2018, and can be used for one time only.

Offers are only applicable in Hong Kong and Macau regions. For detailed terms and conditions, please read: http://www.samsung.com/hk_en/a8traveloffer.

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Availability and Suggested Retail Price

Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) will be available on the following date with the suggested retail prices as follows:

Model

Color

Available Date

Suggested Retail Price

Galaxy A8+ (2018)

Orchid Gray, Gold and Black

January 26

HKD 4,398

Clear View Cover

Black, Gold and Grey

Mid-February

HKD 298


Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) Specifications:

Special Features

Dual Front Camera:

  •  Dual Front Camera for selfie:SupportsLive Focus (16MP F1.9 aperture + 8MP F1.9 aperture)
  •  Low Light Rear Camera: 16MP high-resolution F1.7 aperture and vDis Technology

Dynamic multimedia experience:

  •  6.0” FHD+ Super AMOLED 18.5:9 Display
  •  Maximized audio quality with UHQA

Water and dust resistance:

  • Dust & Water Resistance: IP68 (1.5M water for 30 mins)^

Large storage capacity:

  •  Internal storage 6GB RAM and 64GB RAM, supports microSDTM up to 256GB
  •  Dual-SIM Dual-Standby^ (2 SIM card slots + 1 microSDTM card slot)

Fast charging:

  • 3,500 mAh long-lasting battery
  • Wired fast charging▲▲
  • Reversible USB Type-C

Dual Messenger:

  • Able to use two different accounts for the same messenger app
  • Easy to install and manage 2nd messenger app
  • Share the same storage (photos, documents, videos)
  • Both single SIM and dual SIM users can use Dual Messenger

A new way to interact with your phone –Bixby:

  • Bixby Vision: Recognizes object of photo link to images/places/wine/text/QR code
  • Bixby Reminder: Get notified when and where you need them
  • Supports SAMSUNG PAY

Operating Platform***

Android 7.1.1

Band^++

4G FDD-LTE: B1(2100), B2(1900), B3(1800), B4(AWS), B5(850),
B7(2600), B8(900), B12(700), B13(700), B17(700), B18(800), B19(800),
B20(800), B26(850), B28(700),  B66(AWS-3)

4G TDD-LTE: B38(2600), B40(2300), B41(2500)

3G WCDMA: B1(2100), B2(1900), B4(AWS), B5(850), B8(900)

2G GSM: GSM850, GSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900

Dimension

159.9 (L) x 75.7 (W) x 8.3(D) mm

Weight

191g

Display

6.0” FHD+ Super AMOLED Display (2,220 x 1,080)

Processor

Octa Core Processor 2.2GHz + 1.6GHz

Memory

  • Internal Memory: 64GB (RAM: 6GB)
  • Support microSDTM (up to 256GB)

Color+

Orchid Gray, Gold, Black

Battery *

3,500mAh

Support Fast Charging

Camera

 

 

 

  • Rear: 16MP Auto-focus Camera with LED Flash (F1.7 aperture)
  • Front: 16MP + 8MP Dual Camera (F1.9 aperture)
  • Quick Launch: Double click Home button to directly access to camera
  • Selfie: Gesture control, Voice control
  • Beautifying Effect: Skin tone, Large Eyes, Slim Face 
  • Shooting Mode: Auto, Pro, Beauty face, Panorama, Continuous Shot, Night, Food, Selfie, Wide selfie
  • Effect: No effect, Cream, Deep, Forest, Classic, Cosy, Memory, Maple,
    Blossom, Breeze, Evergreen, Sunshine, Greyscale, Cookie Cream, Nostalgia
  • White Balance: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent
  • Functions: Exposure value, Face detection, Location tags, Timer, Metering modes, ISO, Voice Control
  • Video Recording and Playback:

               - Playback:UHD 3,840 x 2,160pixel

               - Recording: Full HD 1,920 x 1,080 pixel

Music Player

  • 3.5mm Stereo Headset Jack

Audio / Video Play Format

 

  • Video Play Format: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
  • Audio Play Format: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA,
    AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
  • Support HiFi Music Quality (UHQA)

Internet Tool

 

  • PlayStoreTM
  • GoogleTM(Google, Chrome, Gmail, Maps, YouTubeTM, Drive, Play Movies & TV, Duo, Photos)
  • YouTubeTM
  • Samsung Galaxy Apps


Connectivity

Data Transfer^^

  • LTE Cat11 (600Mbps/75Mbps) / HSPA+ 42Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps / 3G / EDGE / GPRS

Wi-Fi

  • IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4GHz/5.0GHz
  • Wi-Fi Direct

Bluetooth#

  • v5.0 (A2DP,AVRCP,DI,HFP,HID,HOGP,HSP,MAP,OPP,PAN,PBAP)

Data Connectivity

  • USB Type-C

Wireless Connectivity

  • GPS(Support A-GPS)/ GLONASS/ Beidou Δ  
  • NFC(UICC/eSE/Host)

* Performance of the battery is subject to the network, signal strength, function, selection and profile.

▲ Actual available memory for end user usage may vary due to pre-configuration. The pre-configuration includes preloaded operating system and applications.

▲▲ It must be charged by dedicated Samsung Charger and Battery.

Δ  GPS/A-GPS connection is subject to local network and data services and network providers may charge additional service fees. Additionally, connection times can be affected by external factors, such as surrounding environment, weather, etc.

^  Please visit http://www.samsung.com/hk_en for the Dust and Water Resistance lP68 level

^^ Subject to local network, data and messaging services.

+For reference only, please check with our staff for details.

++ Support 4G Network in HK and China: FDD-LTE and TDD-LTE; 3G Network in HK: WCDMA; 3G Network in China: TD-SCDMA, WCDMA and CDMA. Subject to local network, data and messaging services. If one of the SIM Card is using 4G or 3G Band, the other SIM Card supports 3G or 2G band only, vice versa. Users can choose 4G or 3G network ^ with either SIM 1 or SIM 2 without changing the SIM card.

# Stereo Bluetooth is only applicable to specific headsets.

***Please visit http://www.samsung.com/hk_en for latest Operating Platform

** Measured diagonally, the screen size is 153.6mm in the full rectangle and 151.8mm with accounting for the rounded corners
 

For more product information, please visit http://www.samsung.com/hk_en or contact Samsung customer service hotline at (+852) 3698-4698. 

* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.
 

[1] In low-light environments (under 10 lux), photos taken with the 16MP camera are 14% brighter and have 50% less noise than photos taken with the 8MP camera.

[2] In environments darker than 400 lux, the 16MP camera automatically enables 4-Pixel Merge technology and takes 4MP photos.

[3] In environments brighter than 400 lux, the camera uses a re-mosaic algorithm and every pixel to produce photo.

[4] Only available for the rear camera, and only when recording at FHD 30 fps.

[5] IP68-rated devices can withstand immersion in 1.5 meters of freshwater for 30 minutes.

[6] Only available for Bixby Vision, Home, and Reminder. The availability of Bixby services may vary by country and region.

[7] Please read the relevant Health and Safety Warnings carefully before using the Gear VR to reduce the risk of personal injury, discomfort or property damage: http://www.oculus.com/warnings

[8] Only supportpre-installed browser, Samsung Internet and Google Chrome.


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