Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) firmware now available online
It was only yesterday that the Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) were officially unveiled, with both handsets set to go on sale in early January. Samsung hasn’t yet told us where and when either of the two phones would be available, but we can take a guess as far as the list of initial launch markets is concerned by the firmware for the A8 and A8+ that are now available in our firmware database. As expected, the Galaxy A8 (2018) will get a wider launch, with firmware for the device available for a number of European countries and a few Asian ones.
Galaxy A8+ (2018) could be limited in availability
Galaxy A8+ (2018) firmware are online for only a handful of countries, so it looks like it will take longer than the A8 to hit the shelves. It’s unclear if the A8+ (2018) will be launched in Europe, as the Galaxy A7 (2017) or even the original A7 never made it to the continent (other than a country here and there). With the new Infinity Display offering a good mix of portability and screen estate, Samsung is probably even less concerned about releasing the A8+ (2018) in the European continent. It is most likely to be exclusive to markets where big-screen phones do particularly well, and while that would make business sense, it does mean prospective consumers in Europe will once again lose out on the option to get the bigger of Samsung’s A series phones.
In any case, the firmware are available for download from our database (Galaxy A8 | Galaxy A8+). The software version is 7.1.1, and while you won’t find a use for the initial firmware for your country, you’ll be able to download the full firmware for whatever software updates Samsung will release for the A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018) after they go on sale. We already have the wallpapers from these devices in our wallpaper archive, so be sure to check those out!