A report from a couple of days ago suggested that Samsung could have new phones that they were planning on announcing at CES 2018. It was speculated that this could be the Galaxy A-series of smartphones, or in particular the Galaxy A8 which we have been hearing about in recent times.

Turns out that Samsung did not wait until CES 2018 as the company has since officially announced their new Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018) smartphones. As you can see in the image above, it looks like the rumors were right on the money about Samsung using the infinity display design for the phones.

What this has resulted in are a pair of smartphones with an edge-to-edge display, giving it the illusion that it has a bigger display. The rumors of dual front-facing cameras are also true as Samsung has confirmed that it will be a 16MP+8MP f/1.9 setup on the front, and a single 16MP f/1.7 camera on the back.

As for the rest of the specs, we’re lookin at a 5.6-inch display for the Galaxy A8, and a 6-inch display on the A8+, but both displays will be of the FHD+ variety. Under the hood they are also both similar with an octa-core chipset, with 4GB of RAM on the Galaxy A8 and up to 6GB on the A8+.

The Galaxy A8 will also come with a 3,000mAh battery, while the A8+ will sport a larger 3,500mAh battery, but otherwise both handsets are more or less identical. Both handsets will be made available in early January 2018, but no mention on pricing just yet.

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