Samsung Galaxy A8 initial review: The S8 experience for much less

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The news comes as Samsung unveiled a new finish for its Galaxy S8 smartphone. But speaking of boring, a Galaxy S9 feature that's hardly exciting was just confirmed. However, Samsung has gave out a tentative time by which we will see the S9 - the Mobile World Congress at Barcelona this February.

"With Galaxy A8+, we are bringing our customers' favourite features from our flagship smartphones, such as first dual-front camera with Live Focus".

Most of the rumours and reports suggest that the most noticeable cosmetic change will be a redesign of the fingerprint scanner, which was small and awkwardly positioned on the S8. The Galaxy S8 launch was delayed due to the Galaxy Note 7 debacle.

"Samsung, the largest Android handset maker in the world, is the latest device OEM to continue its support for NextRadio by unlocking the FM Chip in upcoming smartphone models in the U.S. and Canada", the release says. If that be true, though unlikely given rumors that points otherwise, the feature will no doubt be one of the biggest USP of the S9 handset.

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Users will also have three background music options including he original, re-orchestrated and soundtrack versions. Following its console introduction a year ago , The Zodiac Age is due on our platform of choice on February 1.

The A8 can also be used with Gear VR. He also revealed that Bibxy 2.0 will surface within the year and all Samsung devices will support the voice assistant by 2020.

Like in the past, Samsung will use Snapdragon 845 only with models sold in the US, Canada and China while all other markets will get company's own Exynos chipset.

CES 2018 has nearly come to an end, which doesn't translate into a good news for those eagerly expecting an announcement from Samsung with regards to the next flagship smartphone - the Galaxy S9. The chipset is also based on second generation 10nm FinFET architecture and Samsung claims two-fold increase in single-core performance and around 40 percent gain in multi-core performance. Both the cameras can record full-HD videos at 30 frames per second.