Samsung's premium mid-range is being updated with a model that closely follows the design changes introduced by the S8 and Note 8. We have a Infinity Display with an 18.5: 9 format (In case they had the doubt if this would be the new standard in smartphones: screens longer than traditional ones; once we start to see it in the mid-range, it is already a fact that little by little they will move in the chain), almost no edges or bevels on the sides which gives it a much more modern look. The resolution is Full HD +, or 2220 x 1080, and we will have a model of 5.6 (A8) and 6 (A8 +)
Something that remains from series A is the material used; The A8 features an aluminum back instead of the S8 and Note 8's glass, so they have no wireless charge. What do they have? IP68 certified, protecting them from water and dust
As a processor, we have an Exynos chipset with eight cores (even without specifying the exact model), 4 GBs / 6GBs of RAM and 32 or 64 GBS of storage, depending on the model. Something unfortunate: even though the phone is already launching at the end of the year, it still does it with Android 7.1.1 instead of Oreo. As a battery, we have 3,000 and 3,500 mAh in the A8 and A8 + model, respectively
The most interesting and differentiating thing is, perhaps, its dual camera system on the front: one of 16 and the other of 8 megapixels, both with f / 1.9 aperture.. the objective of these two cameras? Perform the blur effect or Live Focus on selfies. Very few phones allow you to achieve a blur effect with the front camera convincingly (only the iPhone X and Pixel 2/2 XL can do well), so it will be interesting to see what Samsung does about it with this premium mid-range.
Samsung Per has reported that the phone will be available soon, but it is most likely that we will have many more details of this smartphone at CES 2018.