Samsung Galaxy A8s has finally got official. Well, this is officially the first smartphone around the globe to feature an in-display camera with a hole. Samsung likes to call the display as the Infinity-O design. With that said, Samsung has outdone Huawei, as the Honor View 20 will be second to the finish line.
Samsung Galaxy A8s Specifications…
Speaking of the specification on the handset, the Samsung Galaxy A8s seems to be a capable smartphone. The smartphone runs on a powerful Snapdragon 710 chipset and has either 6 or 8GB of RAM. Samsung nowadays likes to keep 128GB as the base internal storage on its premium lineup. Also, you can expand the storage with a microSD card of up to 512GB.
The Infinity-O display on the Galaxy A8s measures 6.4″ in diagonal and has a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels with a tall 19.5:9 aspect ratio. About the hole on the screen, it measures 6.7mm wide and incorporates a selfie camera. Interestingly, the company didn’t say anything about the display technology. We believe that the handset comes with the old LCD technology made by BOE. Though being an LCD panel, it has pretty slim bezels, including the chin.
Samsung Galaxy A8s Optics…
Speaking about the optics on the Galaxy A8s, it features a triple camera arrangement on the back. The primary camera over here is a 24MP sensor with a large f/1.7 aperture and the secondary camera is a 10MP telephoto lens with the f/2.4 opening. The third camera on the handset is a 5MP depth sensor with f/2.2 aperture, for creating artificial bokeh. As for the front-facing camera, it’s 24MP with f/2.0 aperture. The fingerprint reader is right there as well.
The Samsung Galaxy A8s carries a whopping 3,400 mAh battery, and it supports adaptive fast charging technology over the USB-C port. Sadly, the handset runs on Android 8.1 Oreo, with no words on the Android Pie update in the nearing future.
Samsung Galaxy A8s Pricing & Availability
The handset is now available for pre-order in China. The pre-orders will end on December 21, and the shipments will commence after that. There are still no words on the pricing of the handset, but once the shipments embark, you can buy one in Blue, Grey, and Green colors.