Samsung Gulf Electronics announced the launch of its latest smartphones - the Galaxy A8 (2018) and the Galaxy A8+ (2018) - in UAE. This is the latest market where one of the most well-done mid-rangers arrived, following a launch in Vietnam, Europe and India.
The devices come with Exynos 7885 chipset and Infinity Display with either 5.6” or 6” display. The OS is Android 7.1.1 Nougat, with the phone supporting Bluetooth 5.0, LTE Cat.11 and Wi-Fi 802.11 ac.
Both phones are listed on the Samsung website and are available from all major retailers.
The Galaxy A8 (2018) and the Galaxy A8+ (2018) cost AED1,799 ($490) and AED1,999 ($545), respectively. They are offered in Black, Orchid Gray or Gold color and the storage option available is only 64 GB.
A big LOL for the pricing. You can easily get s8/u11 for 2050 aed whereas other last years flagships cost 900-1000 aed, like htc 10 and galaxy s7 in dubai.
its unfair to compare a8 to mi A1, first of all mi is china made, which is logically cheaper than korean made, 2nd of all mi A1 has the old screen ratio when a8 already has fullview 18:9 display what fair is if you compare the same midrange phon...
Samsung has to grow up if they want to compete in all the segments. If they price a low range mobiles in mid range, that doesn't mean that the can compete in mid range. There was a time when Android means Samsung and vice versa. But consumers learnt ...