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Galaxy A8 now available in Canada
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Galaxy A8 now available in Canada 

The mid-range smartphone from the tech giant has the same stylish design as the company’s higher-end flagship S line. With Dual Front Camera and a large Infinity Display, the Galaxy A8(2018) is a striking device.

“We’re bringing our customers’ favourite features from our flagship smartphones,” said Junho Park, Vice President of Global Product Planning, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics. This includes features “such as the Infinity Display and our first Dual Front Camera with Live Focus, to our Galaxy A series, which is already known for its premium design.”

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The phone has a 16MP F1.7 rear camera and 16MP and 8MP F1.9 Dual Front Camera. The Dual Front Camera can switch between the two in taking selfies with close-ups and portrait shots with a bright and crisp background. It also has the advanced Live Focus feature that can simply adjust the bokeh effect, which can be done before or after snapping a shot to create high-quality images.

It comes with the Always On Display and Samsung Pay for making secure payments with a fingerprint scan. The phone also comes equipped with IP68 water and dust resistance.

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The Galaxy A8(2018) accommodates microSD cards that can be expanded up to 400GB and also supports Samsung’s Gear VR, the first of the A series.

Full specs

  • Display: 5.6-inchFHD+ Super AMOLED, 1080×2220
  • Camera: Dual Camera 16MP FF (F1.9) + 8MP (F1.9), Rear: 16MP PDAF (F1.7)
  • Dimension: 149.2 x 70.6 x 8.4 mm, 172g
  • AP: Octa Core (2.2GHz Dual + 1.6GHz Hexa)
  • Memory: 4GB RAM, 32/64GB
  • Battery: 3,000mAh
  • Fast Charging: USB Type-C
  • OS: Android 7.1.1
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80, 256QAM, Bluetooth® v 5.0 (LE up to 2Mbps), ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Glonass, BeiDou*) *BeiDou coverage may be limited.
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor
  • Audio: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
  • Video: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

The new A-line phone from Samsung is available in Black and Orchid Grey and can be purchased from Samsung Experience Stores, online at Samsung.ca, and through all major Canadian carriers for $650.

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