New Samsung Galaxy A8, A8 Plus with dual selfie cameras

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Samsung Galaxy A8
Samsung has unveiled the new Galaxy A8 and A8 Plus. (Samsung)

The Korean company Samsung has announced the 2018 models for its Galaxy A line of smartphones, Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8 Plus. The new handsets have advanced dual camera setups, which is not uncommon among high-end smartphones, except these new Samsung phones have the dual camera on the front of the phone.

Both the Galaxy A8 and A8 Plus feature a 16-megapixel (MP) and an 8 MP, f/1.9 aperture dual camera system as their selfie snapper. At their rear side, they sport a 16 MP single lens camera with f/1.7 aperture.

According to Samsung, users will be able to switch between the two front sensors depending on the type of selfie that they want to take. The dual camera will allow users to snap very detailed close-up photos, as well as portraits with rich and crisp background details.

The phones will also include Live Focus features that will allow users to adjust the bokeh effect on the background of photos even after the selfie has been taken. In addition, the cameras will include video digital image stabilization for clearer videos with minimal shake blur, as well as a hyperlapse feature for creating time-lapse videos.

The decision to place the dual camera system on the front is an interesting one, as this complements the dual rear cameras that are expected to be featured in future Samsung Galaxy S flagship phones from Samsung.

Both Galaxy A8 and A8 Plus will have AMOLED display panels, with the A8 sporting a 5.6-inch display and the A8 Plus featuring a larger 6-inch panel. The phones will feature Samsung’s signature infinity display with a ratio of 18.5:9.

The A8 will come with 4 GB of random access memory (RAM), while its larger sibling gets an option between 4 GB and 6 GB of RAM. Both phones will get either a 32 GB or 64 GB storage, expandable to 256 GB by using a secure digital memory (SD) card. All models will come in black, gray, gold, and blue and will be dust and water resistant.

The Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8 Plus will be available in early January.