Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) Infinity Display, selfie focused phone UK release and specs

samsung galaxy a8 2018Those lovely folk over at Samsung have dropped us a note to tell us that they have just announced the latest addition to the Galaxy A series: the Galaxy A8.

The Galaxy A8 features a Dual Front Camera, a large Infinity Display. This is all wrapped up in a body that will no doubt feel good to hold thanks to Samsung’s flagship design heritage and experience.

With additional everyday features, the Galaxy A series is more stylish, practical and convenient than ever before.

Samsung Galaxy A8 camera

samsung galaxy a8 official ukSnap bright, clear selfies with the 16MP+8MP F1.9 Dual Front Camera, no matter where you are or what you’re doing.

galaxy a8 frontFurthermore, you can switch between the two front-firing snappers to take the type of selfie you want – from close-ups with bokeh effects to portrait shots with a clear and crisp background. Additionally, thanks to the advanced Live Focus feature, you can easily adjust the bokeh effect before or after you take the picture to create high-quality images.

galaxy a8 rearAround the rear is a 16MP F1.7 camera. From day to night, the advanced camera makes sure you capture sharp images, even in low-light conditions.

The A8 also allows you to customise your photos with fun options, from adding stickers to your selfie or highlighting a culinary extravaganza with Food Mode.

Shaky video footage will be a thing of the past with video digital image stabilisation (VDis) technology. You also get the hyperlapse feature which enables you to create time-lapse videos that let you record, tell and share even longer stories.

Samsung Galaxy A8 screen

Whether watching movies or playing games, the latest Galaxy A device offers immersive viewing experiences.

Thanks to an Infinity Display that delivers an 18.5:9 display ratio you can view the whole scene across your screen.

That large screen is supported by ergonomic curved glass on the back and front.


You will always be up-to-date with the Always On Display. The latest information is there at a glance without unlocking your phone.

With Samsung Pay, there’s no need to bring your wallet with you every time you go out. Supporting Near Field Communication (NFC), the Galaxy A8 can be used almost anywhere you can tap your card. Every transaction via Samsung Pay is secure, yet very simple. All it takes is one swipe and one fingerprint scan.

The Galaxy A8 offers IP68 water and dust resistance. It also supports microSD cards so you can expand your storage capacity by as much as 256GB.

Finally, it is also the first in the A series to support Samsung’s Gear VR.


said Conor Pierce, VP of IT & Mobile, Samsung UK & Ireland said:

With the release of the Galaxy A8, we’re bringing our customers’ favourite features from our flagship smartphones, such as the Infinity Display and our first Dual Front Camera with Live Focus, to our Galaxy A series, which is already known for its premium design. The Galaxy A8 exemplifies our continued dedication to meeting the needs of our consumers by providing them with greater choice and convenience.”


In the UK and Europe the Galaxy A8 will be available in three colours, black, gold and orchid grey.

The Galaxy A8 will be available in the UK from April 2018.

Samsung Galaxy A8 Specifications: 

Display5.6-inchFHD+ Super AMOLED,1080×2220
*Screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners
CameraFront: Dual Camera 16MP FF (F1.9) + 8MP (F1.9), Rear: 16MP PDAF (F1.7)
Dimension149.2 x 70.6 x 8.4 mm, 172g
 APOcta Core (2.2GHz Dual + 1.6GHz Hexa)
Memory4GB RAM, 32
Fast Charging / USB Type-C
OSAndroid 7.1.1
NetworkLTE Cat. 11
PaymentNFC, MST
ConnectivityWi-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.

SensorsAccelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor
VideoMP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM