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Check out a few Galaxy A8 (2018) Live Focus (bokeh) selfie samples

There’s a lot to like about the new Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018), but the dual front cameras are the highlight on Samsung’s latest mid-range phones (or can we call them mid-range flagships at this point?). The 16-megapixel and 8-megapixel front cameras combine to allow one to take selfies with background blur through the Live Focus feature, just like the dual rear cameras on the Galaxy Note 8. Dual selfie cameras are a first for Samsung smartphones, so naturally, we’ve been playing around with them a bit since getting our hands on a Galaxy A8 earlier this week.

Galaxy A8 (2018) Live Focus selfies come out well

We’ll be testing the phone inside out in the coming days before publishing our full review, but for now, we thought we’d put up a few Live Focus selfie samples to give our readers a glimpse of what the dual front cameras on the A8 can do. We can’t offer a conclusion yet, but the feature seems to work quite well with selfies, even managing to blur out the edges around the hair and ears properly. Well, the real test would be with longer hair, and the selfies aren’t too sharp (especially when you see the full-size versions on a PC), but we’re impressed with the results overall. In fact, with the Samsung boxes on our office wall as the background, the result is slightly better than with Live Focus on the Note 8’s rear cameras.

It’s also worth noting that on the Galaxy A8, you can not only adjust background blur in Live Focus pictures after they’ve been taken, but also change the area of focus. That’s similar to what we could do with the Selective focus camera mode on single-camera Samsung phones, and it looks like the company has managed to bake the feature in with Live Focus on the A8. The Note 8 doesn’t allow this with Live Focus pictures, but we’re hoping Samsung will add the functionality with a software update in the future.

We’ll be publishing our hands-on experience with the Galaxy A8 and A8+ soon, so keep an eye out for that. For now, check out the samples below and let us know what you think. We have also added a comparison of a photo taken with maximum and minimum background blur at the bottom.

Check out a few Galaxy A8 (2018) Live Focus (bokeh) selfie samples

Check out a few Galaxy A8 (2018) Live Focus (bokeh) selfie samples

Check out a few Galaxy A8 (2018) Live Focus (bokeh) selfie samples

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nanekorn
nanekorn

Can someone upload the stock wallpapers from Galaxy A8 2018 that are available on the lockscreen?

enetzlsg
enetzlsg

Can someone get the wallpaper on the head photo?

Elyssa Mae
Elyssa Mae

For a mid-ranger, I didn’t quite expect that much. But oh well, it works!

michalt78
michalt78

Bottom one looking nice. Like it. But samsung should considering 5x zoom . periscope like developed by oppo. Selling a8 in 2018 with single lens camera is at least bizzare. Every huawei smartphones got dual lens cameras….samsung still just 1 , not 8 and c10 in china which we shouldn’t count

ryka93
ryka93

they look quite crappy :/

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Will the s9 get the dual front camera? Or will the a8+ be better camera spec than the s9 or s8 clone 😉

Yousef206
Yousef206

I don’t get why they put another camera just for this bokeh effect gimmick when there are tons of apps which can do it they should have put an iris camera instead

Abhijeet
Abhijeet

Dual cameras do it much quicker and with greater accuracy than software apps/modes. Some apps might be quick at it, but with dual cameras you’re pretty much guaranteed instant capture. And, of course, gimmicks are what sell, and dual cameras are huge right now.