Samsung Launches Galaxy A8s With Infinity-O Notch
2340 x 1080 px
2x2.2 GHz 360 Gold
6x1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver
up to 512 GB
Android 8.1 Oreo
1080p @ 30fps
1080p @ 30fps
After a lot of leaks and teasers, the Samsung Galaxy A8s with the Infinity-O notch has officially been launched. The phone was launched at an event that was held in China. It is the world’s first smartphone to feature an in-screen cutout for the front selfie camera.
Design & Features
The Samsung Galaxy A8s measures 158.4×74.9×7.4 mm weighs in at 173 grams. The front of the device accommodates a 6.39-inch Full HD+ display with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 px. The power button and the volume rockers sit on the right side of the device while the SIM card slot and the dedicated Bixby button are placed on the left.
The rear of the Samsung Galaxy A8s has a gradient coloured glass panel which tapers toward the edges. The rear of the device also houses a fingerprint sensor and triple camera set up along with an LED flash. Talking about the camera sensors, the phone has a 24 MP front-facing sensor which is housed in the infinity-O notch and the rear camera setup consists of triple 24 MP + 5 MP + 10 MP sensors.
The Samsung Galaxy A8s is kitted with the Octa-Core Snapdragon 710 CPU and the Adreno 616 GPU. The device is powered by a 3,300 mAh battery and it runs on Android 8.1 Oreo. In terms of connectivity, the device supports dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.0, and a USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer. The smartphone also gets a bunch of sensors which include a gravity sensor, a distance sensor, and a light sensor.
Colours & Variants
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The Samsung Galaxy A8s is available in three colors which are Silver, Green, and Blue. It is available in a two RAM & ROM storage variant which are as follows:
- 6 GB + 128 GB
- 8 GB + 128 GB
It also supports memory expansion up to 256 GB via a microSD card. The device is currently available on pre-order on Samsung’s Chinese website.
To summarise, the Samsung Galaxy A8s looks like a solid offering from the company and is expected to perform well in terms of sales.