Samsung Galaxy A8s launched with Infinity-O display and Snapdragon 710 SoC

Samsung has just unveiled the world’s first smartphone with camera hole in the display – Samsung Galaxy A8s. The company calls this Infinity-O design and it appears that Samsung has beaten Huawei to finish line for such a device launch.

Samsung Galaxy A8s

Samsung Galaxy A8s Specifications

The in-display camera isn’t the only highlight for Galaxy A8s from Samsung. It packs some hefty hardware too with Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 inside couple with either 6 or 8 Gigs of RAM. Both variants will come with 128 GB storage which is further expandable via micro-SD card up to 512 GB.

Up front, you have a 6.4-Inch Full HD+ display of 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The hole for the camera is 6.7mm wide for the selfie shooter in the upper left corner. Also, the bezels around the panel are pretty slim, including the chin. Samsung hasn’t mentioned anything about Super AMOLED, hence, it’s safe to regular LCD on this one.

Infinity-O

Samsung has included a triple camera set up on the back featuring a 24MP main sensor with a large f/1.7 aperture and a secondary 10MP telephoto lens with a f/2.4 opening. The third sensor is used only for depth sensing and it’s 5MP with f/2.2 aperture.

The fingerprint scanner is located on the rear as well. All this is powered by a 3,400 mAh battery with adaptive fast charging support over USB-C. Samsung Galaxy A8s boots Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with Samsung’s UI on top.

It will be made available in Blue, Gray, and Green – all appear to be gradient colors. Pre-orders start today and will last until December 21 in China. Unfortunately, there’s still no pricing of the phone but judging by the specs so far, it should be somewhere in the upper mid-range segment.

Pankaj U

Pankaj is a tech blogger with interests in mobile, PC, apps and more.

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