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

Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE
Speed HSPA, LTE
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes

 

LAUNCH

Announced 2018, December
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, December

 

BODY

Dimensions 158.4 x 74.9 x 7.4 mm (6.24 x 2.95 x 0.29 in)
Weight 173 g (6.10 oz)
Build Front/back glass, aluminum frame
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  – Samsung Pay

 

DISPLAY

Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.4 inches, 100.5 cm2 (~84.7% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
  – Always-on display

 

PLATFORM

OS Android 9.0 (Pie)
Chipset Qualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710 (10 nm)
CPU Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz 360 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver)
GPU Adreno 616

 

MEMORY

Card slot microSD, up to 512 GB
Internal 128 GB, 6/8 GB RAM

 

MAIN CAMERA

Triple 24 MP, f/1.7, PDAF
10 MP, AF
5 MP, f/2.2, depth sensor
Features LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video 1080p@30fps

 

SELFIE CAMERA

Single 24 MP, f/2.0
Features HDR, under display camera
Video 1080p@30fps

 

SOUND

Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack No
  – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

 

COMMS

WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, EDR, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC Yes
Radio FM radio
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

 

FEATURES

Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
  – 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

Colors Blue, 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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