Every year, Samsung releases two sets of flagship devices -- its Galaxy S lineup and its Galaxy Note phablet series. Both come with some delicious high end specs that are not normally found in the South Korean tech giant’s other smartphone offerings. But that could all change next year, starting with the upcoming Galaxy A8 and the Galaxy A8 Plus.
The world’s biggest vendor of smartphone devices has recently announced that the newest addition to its Galaxy A family of midrange handsets will feature the always on Infinity Display, a dual lens camera configuration on the front side, and a single lens 16 megapixel shooter on the rear side. On top of all that, the devices will also come with a fingerprint reader, near field communications (NFC) compatibility, full support for Samsung’s Gear VR headset and the company’s own mobile payment system, Samsung Pay, and for good measure, water and dust resistance capabilities (IP68 rating).
It was more than three years ago when Samsung first introduced its Galaxy A series of smartphones. The objective of the move was mainly to offer an upper midrange alternative to the South Korean phone maker’s more pricey Galaxy S flagships. Today, Galaxy A models are typically released in mobile markets in Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. In the United States, however, the lineup if not sold through mobile operator distribution channels.
It is safe to say that in 2017, Samsung had a pretty good year. The release and subsequent success of its 2017 flagship offerings -- the Galaxy S8 models and the Galaxy Note 8 phablet -- has seen the company regain its title (and its confidence) as the number one seller of smartphone devices in the world, after having a rather forgettable 2016, especially with the recall and later discontinuation of its Galaxy Note 7. It goes without saying that the tech giant is looking to continue to generate some momentum in the first quarter of next year. And while there is considerable excitement across the globe over its upcoming Galaxy S9, the launch of midrange choices like the Galaxy A8 and the Galaxy A8 Plus also plays a role in Samsung’s worldwide dominance. Sure, the phone maker can stand toe to toe with fierce rival Apple when it comes to high end devices, but the fact that it also excels in the midrange game allows Samsung to ward off pressure from Chinese brands like Huawei, Xiaomi, and Oppo.
For more information about the Galaxy A8 and the Galaxy A8 Plus, visit Samsung’s website now. To browse deals, explore more phones and plans from Samsung at Wirefly today.
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