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[Recap] Complete list of Samsung smartphones launched in 2018, A year of something new

It was an awesome year and we’re just two weeks away from the arrival of 2019, throughout this year Samsung launched various smartphones with new features and technologies. From Low to High-end specs all can be easily found in these smartphones that defines the quality of Samsung and its leadership in the global market.

Note: Since this is a smartphone list, we’re not adding special and limited edition of these phones below.

Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+:


Samsung starts every year with Galaxy S-series flagship that maintains its market status until the second half of particular year. This year on February 25, Samsung launched Galaxy S9 and S9+ phones with a reimagined camera system equipped with Super Slow Mo and AR Emoji.

And for the first time, Galaxy S9+ became the first device to feature dual lens camera.

Check the full specs here.

Galaxy A6/A6+ and A8/A8+

 

Samsung added new budget smartphones in the Galaxy A-series as ‘Galaxy A6/Galaxy A6+ and Galaxy A8/A8+ (2018), all of these phones are also equipped infinity display and good Camera capabilities.

Check the full specs here.



Just like previous years, Samsung introduced new J-series members to continue the annual tradition, including the Galaxy J4, J6, and J8.

Galaxy J6


Galaxy J6 have a 5.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED display and powered by in-house Exynos 7 series processor.

Check the full specs here.

Galaxy J8


The device comes with a 5.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED display and powered by the Exynos 7 series processor, boosted by 3GB RAM, 32GB of internal storage and a micro-SD slot, backed by 3,000 mAh battery.

Check the full specs here.

Samsung Galaxy J4:

Check the full specs here.



Galaxy Note 9:


Samsung kicked off the second half of 2018, with the unveiling of its second big flagship device ‘Galaxy Note 9’, the company has launched this phone with new CPU, GPU, Camera specs and a jumbo size storage option along with Bixby 2.0. The most notable thing is its new Remote S-Pen, featuring Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and capable of performing tasks remotely to the device.

Check the Galaxy Note 9 Specs here, and S Pen’s remote features here.

Galaxy J2 Core and J4 Core:


One of the notable features that Samsung devices bear is their customized version of Android OS known as Samsung Experience (Proceeded by One UI with Android 9.0), but for the first time Samsung has broken the old chain and brought a new change in its device ecosystem by introducing ‘Android Go’ as an Operating system option, packed with stock Android apps and suits perfectly for budget segment devices including the Galaxy J2 Core and Galaxy J4 Core.

Check the full specs of Galaxy J2 Core here and Galaxy J4 Core here.

Galaxy J4+ and J6+


Samsung already introduced J4 and J6 device earlier in the year, because of the ongoing smartphone market loss to its Chinese rivals. Samsung introduced new smartphones in the big market within the budget segment.

These phones are presented with Infinity displays, side fingerprint scanner (J6+ only), Dolby Atmos, expandable storage up to 512GB, customized version AR sticker as ‘Emotify’ and more.

Check the full specs here.



Samsung has started 2018 with its Camera reimagined tactics featured in Galaxy S9 and S9+ but with Galaxy A7 and Galaxy A9, Samsung took the camera system in smartphone even further and shown its true capabilities to its competitors.

Galaxy A7


The Galaxy A7 became the company’s first phone to feature Triple Rear Camera system, including a 24MP main cam, an 8MP 120-degree Ultra Wide cam, and a 5MP Depth Cam for Live Focus shots, it also features a 24MP selfie cam. The device is also packed with Good Specification and Side fingerprint scanner.

Check the full specs here.

Galaxy A9


After introducing the Triple Camera phone Samsung did something unexpected and launched the world’s first Quad Camera phone as Galaxy A9, featuring 24MP Main Camera, 10MP Telephoto 2X optical zoom, an 8MP 120-degree Ultra-Wide camera and 5MP Depth cam for Live Focus shots, it also features 24MP selfie cam.

The Galaxy A9 also becomes the first device that came in multiple gradient color design, excluding any single color variant.

Check the full specs here



First Launched in China

Samsung’s share market in China has been reached below 1 percent in the later quarter, recorded as the worst time ever for the company in the country. This is due to the growing competition of the local companies that offer competitive devices at attractive prices.

To overcome from this problem Samsung decided to rethink about strategy in the region and released new devices including the new overpriced W2019.

Galaxy A9 Star


First introduced in China, the Galaxy A9 Star is the start of a change in phone design and packed with powerful cameras and hardware specs. Also, it’s the first Samsung phone that’s launched in Gradient color. This phone later released in other markets as Galaxy A8 Star.

Check the full specs here.

Galaxy A6s:


In order to do something new in Chinese territory, Samsung introduced a new phone with strong gradient colors, change in mobile design can be clearly seen in this phone that look pretty much like a Chinese smartphone.

Check the full specs here.

W2019


Time to announce the annual over-expensive flip phone, Samsung W2019 comes with two 4.6 (internal/external) FHD Super AMOLED displays and new changes like a side fingerprint sensor and dual rear camera for photography.

Check the full specs here.

Galaxy A8s


At SDC 18 Samsung announced a new lineup of its next-gen displays including the Infinity-O display, that includes a hole punched on the top corner of the screen to feature a front camera which helps to reduce the extra bezel sizes of the screen frame and gives more screen to the user.

With Galaxy A8s Samsung concluded its smartphone launch chain for the Year 2018 and introduced the Infinity-O into display ecosystem that seems to be continued by 2019 and so on. Moreover, the Galaxy A8s is also the second device to feature a triple rear camera.

Check the full specs here.

Conclusion:

This year Samsung launched many devices and brought some big changes in Camera, Design, Display, S-Pen and others. Although even these successful mobile launches are still under experimental view but can’t be blamed for the market drop, as well as Samsung’s quarterly growth.

Although, this year can’t be account as bad as anyone could think, and we’re looking forward to 2019 as Samsung is preparing to surprise its consumers with new smartphone launches.



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