Samsung Galaxy A8s Specification, Features, Price and Availability

Today, Samsung unveiled the world’s first smartphone with camera hold in the display. It is none other than the Samsung Galaxy A8s. Samsung calls it the infinity-O design, and it is obvious the company beats Huawei to the new innovation, as the Huawei View 20 will be second in this line. See the key features, full specifications, price and availability of the Samsung Galaxy A8s.

Samsung Galaxy A8s Specification, Features, Price and Availability

Samsung Galaxy A8s Features

The Samsung Galaxy A8s in-display camera is not the only key feature of the smartphone. It also comes with a powerful Snapdragon 710 chipset paired with either a 6GB or 8GB of RAM, depending on the option you bought. The internal storage is 128GB, and it can be expanded up to 512GB via the use of microSD card.

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The screen of the Samsung Galaxy A8s incorporates a camera hole that is 6.7mm wide for the selfie shooter in the upper left corner and it stretches to 6.4 inches in diagonal. The resolution of the display is 1080 x 2340 pixels, with a tall 19.5:9 aspect ratio.

Looking at the camera department of the Samsung Galaxy A8s, on the back you will find a triple camera setup that consists of a 24MP main sensor with a large f/1.7 aperture and a secondary 10MP telephoto lens with f/2.4 opening. The third one is used only for depth sensing and it’s 5MP with f/2.2 aperture. At the front, you will find a 24MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture. The fingerprint reader is right there as well.

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The Samsung Galaxy A8s also came with a 3400mAh battery that has fast charging support over USB-C and runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box with Samsung’s UI on top.

Samsung Galaxy A8s Specification

NETWORK

TechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bandsGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
3G bandsHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G bandsLTE
SpeedHSPA, LTE
GPRSYes
EDGEYes

 

LAUNCH

Announced2018, December
StatusComing soon. Exp. release 2018, December

 

BODY

Dimensions158.4 x 74.9 x 7.4 mm (6.24 x 2.95 x 0.29 in)
Weight173 g (6.10 oz)
BuildFront/back glass, aluminum frame
SIMSingle SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
 – Samsung Pay

 

DISPLAY

TypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size6.4 inches, 100.5 cm2 (~84.7% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)
MultitouchYes
 – Always-on display

 

PLATFORM

OSAndroid 9.0 (Pie)
ChipsetQualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710 (10 nm)
CPUOcta-core (2×2.2 GHz 360 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver)
GPUAdreno 616

 

MEMORY

Card slotmicroSD, up to 512 GB
Internal128 GB, 6/8 GB RAM

 

MAIN CAMERA

Triple24 MP, f/1.7, PDAF
10 MP, AF
5 MP, f/2.2, depth sensor
FeaturesLED flash, panorama, HDR
Video1080p@30fps

 

SELFIE CAMERA

Single24 MP, f/2.0
FeaturesHDR, under display camera
Video1080p@30fps

 

SOUND

Alert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes
3.5mm jackNo
 – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

 

COMMS

WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, EDR, LE
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFCYes
RadioFM radio
USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

 

FEATURES

SensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
BrowserHTML5
 – Fast battery charging
– ANT+ support
– MP4/WMV/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

 

BATTERY

 Non-removable Li-Ion 3400 mAh battery

 

MISC

ColorsBlue, Gray, Green

Samsung Galaxy A8s Price and Availability

The Samsung Galaxy A8s will be available in three colours; Gray, Blue, and Green. The phone can be pre-ordered until December 21, 2018 in China, and we guess shipping will begin after that. The sad news is that there are no official word about the pricing for now, but from our observation is should be around the upper-mid-range segment. You are sure to get the exact price on this spot once it is announced.

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