A report out of South Korea claims that Samsung is going to unveil the Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+ (2018) at the Consumer Electronics Show next month. The Galaxy S9, meanwhile, isn't expected to launch until March.
The Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) has been laid bare for all to see in a hands-on video of the phone taken in Bangladesh. The Infinity display, dual front cameras, sensibly mounted rear fingerprint sensor, always-on software home button and more are all on display here.
While the Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) was initially made available exclusively in South Korea, the company is now selling the mid-range smartphone in Taiwan and the Middle East for roughly $490. The phone may make its way to India as well since it has previously been spotted in India's import database.
It seems Samsung has completed a firmware upgrade to Marshmallow for the Samsung Galaxy A8, as the device has been updated at the WiFi Certification showing the new update. Its appearance at the WiFi Certification usually means the update will be out within weeks from then on.
The Samsung Galaxy A8 is receiving a security update this month. The patch is for the latest security updates issued in April. The model number will be A800FXXU1APD1, though you will only see the update if you have an unlocked model or one from Vodafone right now. Others will have to wait a bit.