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Specs comparison: Galaxy A7 (2017) vs Galaxy A8+ (2018)

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Last updated: January 8th, 2018 at 16:25 UTC+02:00

Samsung has finally unveiled its new Galaxy A series handsets today. The Galaxy A8+ (2018) carries the baton from the Galaxy A7 (2017). This handset was initially supposed to be launched as the Galaxy A7 (2018) but Samsung has decided to switch up the names this year.

The new handset is quite impressive on paper. It carries over the premium metal and glass build that was one of the best things about its predecessor. It also has an Infinity display and is the first Galaxy A handset with support for the Gear VR.

Specs comparison: Galaxy A7 (2017) vs Galaxy A8 (2018)

Check out the table below to find out the differences in specifications between last year’s flagship Galaxy A handset and the Galaxy A8+ (2018). The biggest changes include the Infinity display and the dual front camera with Live Focus.

We’ll soon be reviewing the devices so do stay tuned for that. You can find the full spec sheet for the Galaxy A8+ (2018) on our devices page.

Galaxy A7 (2017) Galaxy A8+ (2018)
Display 5.7-inch Full HD Super AMOLED 6-inch FHD+ (2220×1080) Super AMOLED Infinity
Processor Exynos 7880 Octa, 1.9GHz octa-core, Mali-T830MP3 GPU Exynos 7885 Octa, 2.2GHz dual-core + 1.6GHz hexa-core, Mali-G71 GPU
RAM 3GB 4/6GB
Rear Camera 16-megapixel, f/1.9 aperture 16-megapixel, f/1.7 aperture, phase detection autofocus
Front camera 16-megapixel, f/1.9 aperture 16-megapixel + 8-megapixel dual camera, f/1.9 aperture, Live Focus portrait mode
Storage 32GB internal, microSD card slot (up to 256GB) 32GB/64GB internal, microSD slot (up to 256GB)
Software Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, upgradable to Android 7.0 Android 7.1.1 Nougat, upgradable to Android 8.0 Oreo
Connectivity Dual-SIM, LTE, FM Radio, dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C Dual-SIM, LTE, FM Radio, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C
Battery 3,600 mAh, fast wired charging 3,500 mAh, fast wired charging
Other features Samsung Pay (NFC and MST), fingerprint sensor, IP68 dust and water resistance, Always On Display Samsung Pay (NFC and MST), fingerprint sensor, IP68 dust and water resistance, Always On Display, Gear VR support
Phone Galaxy A7 (2017)Galaxy A8 PlusSamsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018)
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