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Samsung NZ unveil the latest members of their smartphone family
Thu, 1st Feb 2018
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Samsung New Zealand has announced the latest additions to the Galaxy A series: the Galaxy A8(2018) and A8+(2018).

The Galaxy A8 and A8+ feature a Dual Front Camera, a large immersive display and ergonomic design that draws on Samsung's flagship design heritage and experience.

With additional everyday features, the Galaxy A series aims to be more stylish, practical and convenient than ever before.

Samsung NZ Head of Mobile Portfolio Todd Selwyn says, “With the release of the Galaxy A8 and A8+, we're bringing features pioneered by Samsung in our flagship smartphones, such as a larger and more immersive display, to our Galaxy A series.

“Adding the Galaxy A8 and A8+ to our portfolio ensures Kiwis have more options when it comes to choosing the perfect smartphone to fit their needs and budget.

From day to night, the advanced camera makes sure users capture sharp images, even in low-light conditions.

The new devices also allow users to customise your photos with fun options, from adding stickers to selfies or highlighting a culinary extravaganza with Food Mode.

Shaky video footage will supposedly also be a thing of the past with video digital image stabilisation (VDIs) technology, and with an added hyper-lapse feature, users can now create time-lapse videos that let you record, tell and share even longer stories.

The display has been increased over previous generations of A Series with an immersive 18.5:9 display ratio, so that users can view the whole scene across your screen for the ultimate cinematic experience.

The large screen is supported with ergonomically curved glass on the back and front.

Its sleek glass and metal frame, smooth curves and comfortable grip make it easier to watch or interact with content on the phone.

Both devices will continually keep users informed with the Always On Display, meaning users can get information at a glance without unlocking their phone.

Offering IP68 water and dust resistance, the Galaxy A8 and A8+can withstand the elements, including sweat, rain, sand and dust.  Both support microSD cards so users can expand their storage capacity by as much as 256GB, and are the first in the A series to support Samsung's Gear VR.

Both devices will be available within this month.