Samsung has reached a new horizon on its endeavor of bringing the Galaxy smartphones. And this time, with all new Infinity-O display. Namely known as the Samsung Galaxy A8s, the new smartphone comes with an in-display camera and a capable Snapdragon 710 chipset on the board.
Samsung Galaxy A8s Overview
The major highlight of this phone is the camera. The phone flaunts a 24MP selfie shooter on the front. And to place the selfie camera on the front, Samsung has neither included bezel on the top of the display nor incorporated a notch. Samsung rather punched a hole of 6.7mm on its display to house the selfie camera and all other necessary sensors inside.
On the rear panel, the smartphone giant has been quite generous in terms of camera counts. The Samsung Galaxy A8s comes with a triple camera setup on its back just like its sibling, the Galaxy A7 2018. This time, the smartphone giant has included a 24MP main sensor, which comes with a wide f/1.7 lens. Additional 10MP telephoto camera and a 5MP depth camera complete the triple camera setup.
As mentioned earlier, the phone comes with Snapdragon 710 chipset. Although the SD710 is not a flagship-grade processor, it is fairly capable to run and handle even some high-end games. Samsung has also incorporated 6GB/8GB of RAM alongside to add fluidity on multitasking and app switching. In terms of memory too, the phone has been generous with 128GB of onboard storage. And to expand to storage further, Samsung has also included an SD card slot. Users can expand the storage up to 512GB making use of the SD card.
On the display front, we will be seeing a 6.4-inch (6.2-inch when curved) IPS LCD display on the handset. The display will feature Full-HD+ resolution in a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. So we can expect the contents to look fairly sharp on its display.
In terms of battery, the phone flaunts a 3400mAh battery, which uses USB Type-C port to gulp the power juice. And since the phone supports Adaptive fast charging support, the phone won’t cling to the wall charger for a long time to get itself fully charged.
Samsung Galaxy A8s specifications
- Dimension: 158.4×74.9×7.4mm; Weight: 173g
- Display: 6.4-inch IPS display with 2.5D curved glass on the top
- Resolution: Full HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels), 19:5:9 aspect ratio
- Chipset: Snapdragon 710, 10nm architecture
- CPU: OctaCore (Dual 2.2GHz Kryo 360 + Hexa 1.7GHz Kryo 360 CPUs)
- GPU: Adreno 616
- RAM: 6GB/ 8GB RAM
- Storage: 128GB onboard Storage, expandable up to 512GB via micro SD card
- OS & UI: Android Pie (v9.0) with Samsung’s UI on the top
- Rear Camera: Triple Camera- (24MP, f/1.7 aperture) + (10MP telephoto lens withf/2.4 aperture) + (5MP depth camera with f/2.2), LED flash
- Front Camera: 24MP, f/2.0
- Connectivity: Dual SIM, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80, Bluetooth 5, GPS +GLONASS, USB Type-C, NFC
- Battery: 3400mAh battery with adaptive fast charging support
- Color: Elf Blue, Aurora Black, and Allen Silver
Samsung Galaxy A8s Price & Availability
Although the phone was launched on December 10, the pricing of the device was still under the veil. The pre-order for the device was said to start from December 21. And as today is the date, as the tech giant promised, the phone is now available for pre-order from the Chinese e-commerce website JD.com. The device now lies on the shelf of the e-commerce platform tagged along with the price of CNY 2,999 (equivalent to $435 or NRs. 48,500) for the base variant. The handset is available in Elf Blue, Aurora Black, and Allen Silver color options. So the interested ones will have an ample number of alternatives to choose from.
Although the pricing of the base variant looks attractive considering the specs, we still don’t have any information regarding the higher-end variant (8/128GB). But we can expect that there may not be a significant difference between the two variants when it comes to the pricing. Also, the device is available for pre-order only in China as of now. And the availability of the device outside of the PRC is still uncertain. So there is nothing much for us to be excited now.