Monday, 22 January, 2018

Samsung Galaxy A8+ launched in India for Rs32,900

Samsung will show the Galaxy S9 at MWC next month Forget the Galaxy S9, Samsung to release FOLDABLE smartphone later this year
Kristine Garrett | 12 January, 2018, 21:16

It is thought that the South Korean giant had been planning to launch the phone in Las Vegas at the CES 2018 event that is now taking place.

Looking at the design of the Flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S9 will nearly certainly look very similar to the Galaxy S8 with the only difference to the physical appearance being the different camera module on the rear of the phone which will be a dual lens setup. What will change is the position of the rear fingerprint scanner.

The biggest feature of the phone is the dual front camera or the selfie camera.

Previous rumours had pointed to CES as a potential launch date for the hotly-anticipated flagship phone, however, a spokesperson for the company quashed that rumour.

It accused Samsung of teasing folding smartphones for years, but no real products have been released so far.

According to sources speaking to VentureBeat, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will include built-in AKG stereo speakers this time around.

Samsung itself included a warning with the default camera app to remind users to keep the lens clean, since smudges can negatively impact picture quality.

Samsung has started rolling out the Android Nougat update for its Samsung Galaxy C7 smartphone, as per a report.

Processor: The Galaxy A8+ is powered by a 2.2GHz octa-core Exynos 7885 processor clubbed with Mali-G71 GPU. The Snapdragon 845 is a 10nm chip built using second generation LPP (Low-Power Plus) process and is being mass produced by Samsung. It also brings an improved image signal processor and a secure subsystem for on device vault similar to secure enclave on iPhone. India will get the Exynos version. Last year's Samsung Galaxy S8 was launched a month later than usual, though, in March, while the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge were launched at MWC 2016. The chipset also supports gigabit LTE with 6 carrier aggregation and deep learning algorithm for handling AI-based applications including 3D face recognition.

During the little time I had with the device, the front cameras didn't disappoint me.

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