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Samsung Galaxy A8+ With 6-inch Infinity Display Launched At Rs 32,990

| January 10 , 2018 , 15:40 IST

Samsung launched the affordable Galaxy S8 doppelganger phone, aka the Galaxy A8+, in India on Wednesday at a price of Rs 32,990. The Galaxy A8+, which is successor to last year's Galaxy A7 2018, bring the flagship galaxy S8's hallmark feature aka edge-to-edge Infinity display and unusual 18:9 aspect ratio to the masses.

The Galaxy A8+ in fact borrows a lot from the Galaxy S8 IP68 certification, micro-SD card slot, always on functionality to name a few but at the same time crams in a couple of features dual front cameras and a bigger battery that are not even there in Samsung's top tier phone. The Galaxy A8+ does all of this at a considerably lower price.

The Galaxy A8+, it seems, has been designed from the ground up to offer a flagship Galaxy S8 kind of experience at a not so flagship Galaxy S8 kind of pricing. This begins with the design; much like Samsung's Flagship phone, the Galaxy A8+, is also carved out of glass (unspecified Corning Gorilla Glass) and Metal.

Much like Samsung's flagship phone, the Galaxy A8+ also comes with a bezel-less screen. It is longer and narrower giving users more real estate to work upon, much like the flagship Galaxy S8.

It's a 6-inch phone but because Samsung has shaved off much of the bezels, the Galaxy A8+ feels smaller in the hands. Also, it offers a screen to body ratio of close to 75 percent.

The A8+ as mentioned earlier, is IP68 certified, which makes it dust and water resistant and also it comes with Samsung's characteristic always-on-display. It supports fast charging and data syncing and crams in Samsung's proprietary Bixby virtual assistant. It supports facial recognition as well although it's not as high profile as the technology on board the Galaxy S8.

Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 159.90 x 75.70 x 8.30
Weight (g) 191.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3500
Colours Black, Orchid Grey, Gold, Blue
Screen size (inches) 6.00
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080x2220 pixels
Processor 1.6GHz octa-core
Internal storage 32GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 256
Rear camera 16-megapixel
Rear Flash LED
Front camera 16-megapixel
Operating System Android 7.1.1
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.00
Headphones 3.5mm
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer Yes