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The Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018) looks great in leaked pictures

Pictures of the Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018) have leaked online. Here's how Samsung is shaking up the design of its Galaxy A lineup.

Published onDecember 4, 2017

One year after redesigning its Galaxy S lineup, it looks like Samsung will do the same for the Galaxy A lineup. New leaked pictures of the Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus (2018) showed up on Weibo and show that the device will be rocking an Infinity Display like the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, and Galaxy Note 8.

Display specs: the good, the bad, and the completely irrelevant
What’s not readily apparent is the aspect ratio. While the Galaxy S and Note devices released earlier this year use an 18.5:9 display ratio, earlier leaks of the Galaxy A series point to an 18:9 ratio. Regardless, the pictures do show a tall display with curved edges, both characteristics of Infinity Displays.

Samsun Galaxy A devices of the past have had flagship-level design with mid-range internal specs. At this time, we don’t have reliable leaks on what specs we might see inside the Galaxy A8 Plus (2018). But,  based on the leaked pictures, it looks like the design will continue this trend.

One significant change we could see this year is the placement of the fingerprint sensor. According to leaks, the fingerprint sensor will be located more towards the middle of the back of the phone. Since the phone has an Infinity Display, there will be no capacitive buttons. In the Galaxy S lineup, Samsung has pivoted to on-screen buttons and a fingerprint sensor next to the camera sensor. This led to complaints that it is hard to locate accurately and calls for it to be moved down like on the LG V30 and Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. If the leaks are accurate, it looks like Samsung is listening.

See also: Galaxy A5 and A7 (2018) renders reveal bezel-less design and dual front-facing cameras

We shouldn’t have to wait for too long to find out if the rumors are true. The Galaxy A lineup has released in either December or January the last two years.

What do you think of the Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus? Would you be willing to buy a Samsung phone with flagship design and mid-tier internals? Let us know down in the comments.