Samsung Launches Galaxy A8 and A8+ in UAE

Press release
Published January 15th, 2018 - 07:41 GMT
With the Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8+, you can capture the essence of who you truly are on a smartphone made to suit your unique lifestyle.
With the Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8+, you can capture the essence of who you truly are on a smartphone made to suit your unique lifestyle.

Samsung Gulf Electronics today announced its launch of the Galaxy A8 and A8+ in UAE, offering users a stylish design, practical everyday features, advanced camera capabilities, and much more. With the Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8+, you can capture the essence of who you truly are on a smartphone made to suit your unique lifestyle.

“The Galaxy A8 and A8+ bring our flagship design features to a classic smartphone series; in addition to the cutting-edge hardware and advanced functionality, it provides consumers a seamless usability and convenient experience,” said Tarek Sabbagh, Head of IT & Mobile (IM) Division at Samsung Gulf Electronics, Samsung Gulf Electronics. “By introducing our trademark Infinity Display and industry-leading Dual Front Camera with Live Focus to the Galaxy A series, we are ensuring that our customers have everything they need in a practical and premium smartphone that is affordable.”

A Sleek, Ergonomic Design

The Galaxy A8 and A8+ are made with premium materials, featuring an eye-catching modern and sleek design available in a range of colors to match your personal taste and style. Its slim glass and metal frame, smooth curves, and comfortable grip make the Galaxy A8 and A8+ ergonomic and comfortable to hold and use, with 2.5D glass on the front and 3D curved glass on the back for added durability.

The Galaxy A8 and A8+ also feature Samsung’s staple Infinity Display, enabling an expanded screen size without increasing the size of the phone. With an immersive 18.5:9 display ratio, the smartphones provide an even wider cinematic viewing experience when watching movies or playing games. And thanks to their IP68 water and dust resistance, the Galaxy A8 and A8+ can withstand the elements wherever you go, making it suitable for nearly any activity or situation.

A Best-in-Class Camera

For the first time in the Galaxy A series, the Galaxy A8 and A8+ feature a 16MP+8MP F1.9 Dual Front Camera to help you capture who you really are at all times. The Dual Front Camera consists of two separate cameras so you can switch between the two to snap bright, clear selfies from crystal clear group photos, to portrait shots with an impressive bokeh effect. And with the Live Focus feature, you can adjust the background blur to take the perfect selfie every time.

The Galaxy A8 and A8+ also feature an advanced 16MP F1.7 rear camera with low-aperture lenses to capture high-quality images in low-light conditions without compromising on quality. When shooting videos on the Galaxy A8 and A8+, Samsung’s Video Digital Image Stabilization technology eliminates shaky footage, and with an added hyper-lapse feature, you can now create time-lapse videos that let you create and share even longer stories.

A Galaxy of Features and Services

The Galaxy A8 and A8+ promise to keep you conveniently informed with the Always On Display, which allows you to view information at a glance without unlocking your phone. From controlling your music and checking the time and calendar to receiving alerts and notifications, all the information you need is at your fingertips with the Always On Display. Both devices are also equipped with Samsung Pay, enabling you to leave your wallet at home and complete transactions quickly and easily from your phone.

Style, practicality, and convenience are at the heart of the Samsung Galaxy A series, and with the A8 and A8+, Samsung’s flagship features deliver on these promises and more to help you capture the essence of who you are every day.

The Galaxy A8 and A8+ will be available in Black, Gold and Orchid Grey from 15 January 2018 onwards across all major retailers in UAE, for the price of AED 1799 and AED 1999 respectively excluding VAT.

For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8+ Product Specifications:

 

 

Galaxy A8

Galaxy A8+

Display

5.6-inchFHD+ Super AMOLED,1080x2220

6.0-inchFHD+ Super AMOLED,1080x2220

*Screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners

Camera

Front: Dual Camera 16MP FF (F1.9) + 8MP (F1.9), Rear: 16MP PDAF (F1.7)

Dimension

149.2 x 70.6 x 8.4 mm, 172g

159.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm, 191g

 AP

Octa Core (2.2GHz Dual + 1.6GHz Hexa)

Memory

4GB RAM, 64GB

4/6GB RAM, 64GB

Battery

3,000mAh

3,500mAh

Fast Charging / USB Type-C

OS

Android 7.1.1

Network

LTE Cat. 11

Payment

NFC, MST

Connectivity

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80, 256QAM,

Bluetooth® v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, Location

(GPS, Glonass, BeiDou*)* BeiDou coverage may be limited.

Sensors

Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor,

Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor 

Audio

MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA

Video

MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

 

Background Information

Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. Employing approximately 206,000 people in 197 offices across 72 countries, the company operates two separate organizations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LED. Recognized for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world’s most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

Contact Information

Samsung Gulf Electronics
Concorde Tower
18th Floor
Dubai Internet City
PO Box 500047
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fax number
+971 (0) 4 364 8615

PR Contact

Contact Name
Hayyan Shadaydeh

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