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Old 12-01-2018, 01:14 PM   #31
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Camera sure lose to flagship lor even it’s neew model I bet as the previous year model the canera is so so only
Gaming performance is ok
Batt life is ok
Hope it’s price at $498 fro the non plus model

Wonder will it come in Jan 2018

prefer non-edge screen and price slightly cheaper than s8 ?
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Old 12-01-2018, 09:55 PM   #32
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I heard the fm radio stays for this model.

No news on when launching in singapore yet
The news should come soon.
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Old 13-01-2018, 01:55 AM   #33
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On revue say it’s still on nougat zzzzz why no Oreo after so Long need wait 1 yes later the Oreo then a9 2019 lol

I heard the fm radio stays for this model.

No news on when launching in singapore yet
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Old 13-01-2018, 02:14 AM   #34
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Why no support 4g+4g...
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Old 13-01-2018, 12:31 PM   #35
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Why no support 4g+4g...
chipset doesn't support, and that dual 4G active is something that kills battery..
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Old 17-01-2018, 10:40 AM   #36
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they should have increased the battery capacity
the main reason why i love the a9 pro is due to the 5000mah battery
can last me 2 days!!!
with this crap battery capacity, i'm going to go with the mate 10 pro with it's 4000mah
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Old 17-01-2018, 01:43 PM   #37
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And the winning numbers are....

27

648
798
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Old 17-01-2018, 02:03 PM   #38
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And the winning numbers are....

27

648
798
Let me guess..
Spoiler!
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Old 17-01-2018, 02:07 PM   #39
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Let me guess..
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My birthday
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Old 17-01-2018, 06:01 PM   #40
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http://www.samsung.com/sg/news/local...ess-and-style/

Some important quotes from the above link:

"This Samsung Experience Store is designed to provide one-stop service to consumers. You can step in to experience our comprehensive range of mobile products and solutions, and you can also visit our Customer Service Centre. Samsung customers can have their devices diagnosed, repaired and serviced here at the Store," said Lee Jui Siang, President, Samsung Electronics Singapore. "We are excited to announce the launch of the Galaxy A series for Singapore consumers. The A series has its fair share of fans and we will continue to offer Galaxy phones at various price points to cater to different consumer preferences."
Refined Viewing Experience with Advanced Security Features
For the first time on the Galaxy A, the smartphones will feature an Infinity Display, which comes in 5.6-inch2 and 6.0-inch2 screen size options. Users can enjoy an uninterrupted, immersive viewing experience when watching movies or playing games. With an 18.5:9 display ratio that goes beyond the bezel, the device provides users with the ultimate cinematic experience. The smartphone screen is also supported with a premium metal frame and a curved glass on the back and front, providing users an ergonomic and comfortable grip when using the sleek and stylish device.

The new Galaxy A8(2018) and A8+(2018) are also equipped with enhanced everyday features. Everyday tasks will be less of a hassle for users as both devices are equipped with IP68-certified water and dust resistant capabilities3, allowing them to withstand elements including rain, sweat, sand and dust. With the Always-on Display, users can quickly glance at the time and calendar without having to wake their device up. Additionally, the Galaxy A8(2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) supports microSD cards4, offering users an expandable storage capacity of up to 256GB5 to store their favourite memories and content without ever having to worry about running out of space. Both the Galaxy A8(2018) and A8+(2018) are also the first in the Galaxy A line-up to support the Samsung Gear VR6.

With the Galaxy A8(2018) and A8+(2018), users will no longer have to worry about always having to have their wallet and cash on hand. The smartphones are equipped with Samsung Pay where users can make safe and secure mobile payments almost anywhere7. Simply swipe up to bring up the last transacted credit or debit card, scan your fingerprint or key in your PIN and make payment.

Also fitted with facial recognition security features, consumers can opt for a quick and hassle-free way to unlock their Galaxy A8(2018) or Galaxy A8+(2018) with just a look. By simply scanning your face with the front camera and enabling the facial recognition feature8 under the security settings, consumers are ready to unlock their phone in a quick and effortless manner.
Local Pricing and Availability
The Galaxy A8(2018) and A8+(2018) will be available from 27 January 2017 at a recommended retail price of $648 and $798 respectively, including GST. Available in Gold and Black, the devices will be available at all local telecommunication operators, selected consumer electronic stores, authorised mobile retailers, Samsung Experience Stores and selected online marketplace.
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"Samsung's biggest Experience Store – spanning 463sqm – which is located in the heart of VivoCity, has recently undergone an extensive revamp to showcase a more contemporary feel, complimenting the stylishly designed products by Samsung on display. Unveiled on 30 November 2017, the Samsung Experience Store at VivoCity now features an inviting and wide-open façade, where customers are welcome to step into the store and experience Samsung's innovation and cutting-edge technology"

Opening Promotion
In celebration of the revamping of the Samsung Electronics Store at VivoCity, customers who purchase any Galaxy smartphone or tablet at a recommended retail price of $400 and above will receive a $30 Mapletree voucher9 at the point of purchase. Customers who purchase a Galaxy Note8, S8+, S8 or Tab S3 will receive a $50 Mapletree voucher9 instead. This promotion will commence from 18 January 2018 on a while stocks last basis.

Third Customer Service Centre
As Samsung's third customer service centre in Singapore, the Samsung Experience Store at VivoCity emphasises on providing customers with an enhanced overall in-store and customer service experience. With extended Service Centre hours from 11am to 9pm daily, the store boasts full-fledged services such as in-store repair service for smartphones and tablets. With the new Quick Repair Service10, consumers can also expect their devices to be repaired or serviced within an hour, while they enjoy browsing our store or engage with the different experiential zones.

Alternatively, customers can choose to wait in comfort in a cozy lounge setting to enjoy drinks from our in-house café and even charge their device wirelessly while waiting for their turn or for their device to be ready. The newly revamped store's minimal and open-concept design also provides a space for product consultations and trainings for customers and private events.
Samsung Members
Samsung is not only looking at providing the best in-store retail experience for consumers; consumers can look forward to the same excellent service online as well with the newly launched Samsung Members app. Officially available and preloaded on the Galaxy A8(2018) and A8+(2018), this new mobile app is the one-stop solution for consumers to keep track of their Galaxy device towards optimal working condition. Users can perform diagnostics through the app to optimise settings and RAM storage, test the device hardware and uninstall unused applications to ensure that the device is always in top-notch condition.

Additionally, Samsung Members also includes a comprehensive FAQ section equipped to answer any questions that users may have, from battery and applications to device and system settings. Beside being a platform for technical support and expertise, users can also receive benefits from exclusive event invitations to discounts on services throughout the year through Samsung Members.
With samsung members app coming, we might be getting beta on new OSes in the future, just like the UK friends... that being said, mySamsung app will officially retire, not too sure if samsung will retain mySamsung app for house appliances though..

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Old 17-01-2018, 10:45 PM   #41
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Anyone tried it yet?

And I don't think can purchase Samsung concierge for it right?

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Old 17-01-2018, 10:56 PM   #42
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Hmm ext week end can go touch em Liao
If prices lower more kick
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Old 18-01-2018, 12:21 AM   #43
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This is a mid range phone... But price is like high end phone... I can get xperia xz1 for 690 or even xz premium for 780....
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Old 18-01-2018, 12:28 AM   #44
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street price probably $598 for the a8? I think a5 2017 street price was also around there?
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Old 18-01-2018, 07:10 AM   #45
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I guess Samsung is trying to use the Galaxy A8(2018) series to compete with OPPO R11s series, with similar pricing and similar specs/features to offer..
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