Samsung’s much leaked Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018) are going to be unveiled at CES, according to a new rumor out of South Korea. LG won’t let Samsung have the whole spotlight to itself though, as it also plans to announce the K10 (2018) on the same occasion.
The A8 duo for 2018 will come with 18:9 Infinity Displays and very small bezels. The A8+’s screen will be 6″ in size, while the A8 will settle for 5.5″. They will ship with Bixby Home and Bixby Remind, at least in Korea. But will not have Bixby Voice installed (or a Bixby button). You will get 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a 16 MP main camera. A 16 MP + 8 MP dual selfie shooter, as well as a 3,500 mAh battery if you go for the bigger model.
Both handsets will support Samsung Pay and will have a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. A USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headset jack. Split-screen multitasking is in, of course, as well as ‘Pop-Up View’. That will let you see more than two apps at the same time. They will be out in Korea in mid-January, with other markets presumably getting them at around the same time or soon afterwards.
LG will launch the successor to this year’s K10, which is said to be thinner than that model and boast a 5.3-inch 1080p display, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 13 MP main camera, and a 5 MP selfie snapper. A 3,000 mAh battery will keep the lights on. The new K10 will have an FM radio, and will be released in Korea at the end of next month.
The Galaxy S9 and LG G7 are most likely to be introduced “after February”, this report goes on to claim. Apparently, Sony aims to reveal its first “bezel-less” smartphone at MWC 2018, where Huawei might also present the P11 series.