Today, Samsung invited us to attend the launch of their highly touted devices, the Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+. The event took place at SkyBar, offering great views and atmosphere while witnessing the launch. They even invited a team of synchronised swimmers for a performance!

Mr. Yoonsoo Kim dropping a A8 into the water to show off its water-resistant capabilities

Mr. Yoonsoo Kim dropping a A8 into the water to show off its water-resistant capabilities

Synchronised swimmers have retrieved the device and it still works!

Synchronised swimmers have retrieved the device and it still works!

Mr. Go Benn Lee, the Senior Product Manager, IT & Mobile Division of Samsung Malaysia Electronics talking about the features that Samsung has added for the new devices

Mr. Go Benn Lee, the Senior Product Manager, IT & Mobile Division of Samsung Malaysia Electronics talking about the features that Samsung has added for the new devices

Mr. Yoonsoo Kim, the President of Samsung Malaysia Electronics said, “We are delighted to host a pool party to welcome 2018 and at the same time, reveal the new Samsung Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+! We understand that millennials today enjoy documenting and sharing their experiences on social media, so Galaxy A8 and A8+’s Dual Front Camera ensure all selfies captured – whether in or out of the water – are flawless…” As Mr. Yoonsoo Kim mentioned, the A8 and A8+ are Samsung’s first device to sport a Dual Front Camera setup, for all your selfie needs and desires. But that is not all, both devices are packed to the brim with features and top of the line specs to make it a great buy for the year 2018.

The gold variant of the A8, showing off its rounded edges

The gold variant of the A8, showing off its rounded edges

A shot of the edges of the A8, very sleek! Reminiscent of a certain device…

A shot of the edges of the A8, very sleek! Reminiscent of a certain device…

First up is the Galaxy A8, which comes with a 5.6-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display, Exynos 7885 processor with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. If the storage is insufficient for you, a 256GB microSD card can be added as well. It also comes powered by a 3,000mAh battery with fast charge capabilities, thanks to the inclusion of USB Type-C. The rear camera comes with a 16-megapixel shooter, while the front cameras come with a 16-megapixel + 8-megapixel dual camera setup.

The Galaxy A8+ with its smaller brother, the A8

The Galaxy A8+ with its smaller brother, the A8

A rear shot for both devices, now with a better placement for the fingerprint reader

A rear shot for both devices, now with a better placement for the fingerprint reader

The Galaxy A8+ comes with the same camera specs and processor, but with a few differences. For the display, it features a 6-inch FullHD+ Super AMOLED display, 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which is expandable by using a 256GB microSD card. It also comes with a bigger 3,500mAh battery compared to the A8 that can be fast charged as well.

You can easily swap between which front camera to use for your selfies, giving you an option of close-up shots or portrait shots with detailed backgrounds. With the Live Focus feature, you can adjust the background blur (bokeh effect) before or after taking the pictures. Both devices are also IP68 rated, allowing your precious device to withstand elements of sweat, rain, dust and the likes. You can even take pictures underwater with these devices. The Galaxy A8 and A8+ comes with three colour variants of Black, Gold and Orchid Gray, with the former priced at RM1,799 while the A8+ retails at RM2,499. Both devices are available to buy on the 19th of January. Some promotional gifts such as a 10,000mAh power bank and 64GB microSD card are given to those who purchase the device before the 21st of January. These will be available from all participating outlets, while stocks last.

The Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8+ comes with three colour variants and priced at RM 1,799 and RM 2,499 respectively

The Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8+ comes with three colour variants and priced at RM 1,799 and RM 2,499 respectively

The early bird rewards for those who purchase the A8 or A8+ at participating outlets

The early bird rewards for those who purchase the A8 or A8+ at participating outlets

Mr. Yoonsoo Kim taking a selfie with the swimmers

Mr. Yoonsoo Kim taking a selfie with the swimmers

All smiles for the new Galaxy A8

All smiles for the new Galaxy A8

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