Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus review — Hands on

Samsung Galaxy S9 Release Date Rumors and Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S9 Release Date Rumors and Specifications

Beyond that, Samsung invented ways of scaling up the Android experience from smartphones to computers - at least that's the purpose of the DeX Station accessory that works with Galaxy S and Note models. It will be available on Amazon from 20th January. Samsung did not launch the Galaxy S8 at last year's event, announcing it weeks later.

We've been hearing about Samsung's smartphone with a foldable screen for what seems like an eternity, but it looks like we'll have to wait a little longer to finally see the thing.

Also coming this year from Samsung is the release of its new virtual assistant, Bixby 2.0, which will be integrated with all Galaxy smartphones and tablets. This makes it feel like a pebble when you hold it and also sounds like one when you keep it on a hard surface.

The best smartphone ever made? The storage can be upgraded up to 256GB using microSD card. However, the fingerprint scanner could be placed below the camera module on the back for a more natural position.

Samsung has retained the headphone jack though, and it sits alongside a USB-C port on the base of the handset.

The Samsung Galaxy A8+ packs a 6-inch full HD+ Super AMOLED display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and 1080 x 2220 resolution. It also retains the always-on Ambient Display feature, which is pretty cool. "But there are still durability issues that we need to address", is the actual quote. The display looks bright, colorful and punchy, making it great for movie marathons and lengthy gaming sessions. While on the front, it has 16MP+8MP dual cameras with f/1.9 aperture.

Initially, we were able to capture detailed, well-lit shots in a variety of lighting and scene scenarios, with the auto mode doing at good job at judging our surroundings and tweaking the necessary settings.

On the front, and the two cameras work together to offer the blurred background effect that Samsung's calls Live Focus. A series of leaked images give us a look at the display panels for the Galaxy S9 and S9+.

During our brief time with the handset, we found that it wasn't the snappiest performer for general navigation, multi-tasking and app opening speeds, but it may not be the final software.

Meanwhile the battery is a reasonable size at 3,500mAh, which is something Samsung has improved on this handset.