Samsung has officially launched its first Infinity-O display smartphone in China today. The device is called Galaxy A8s and is the first smartphone from Samsung with an in-display selfie camera. The announcement follows the launch of another smartphone with in-display camera, the Honor View 20. Coming back to Samsung, the Galaxy A8s sports the slimmest bezels on a Samsung device ever with a completely edge-to-edge screen coming at a high screen-to-body ratio.
The all-new Galaxy A8s is powered by a 10nm Snapdragon 710 chipset clocked in at 1.7 GHz with 128 GB internal storage (expandable using microSD card), 6 GB or 8 GB RAM, and Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. In terms of design, the device sports a 6.39-inch Infinity-O display with a Full HD+ screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels, and a 6.7mm cutout on the top-left of the screen that houses a selfie camera.
The eye-catching thing about the device is its cameras. The Galaxy A8s comes with a 24-megapixel (f/2.0) camera on the front and a triple camera setup on the rear, which includes a main sensor with 24-megapixel (f/1.7), a 10-megapixel telephoto (f/2.4) sensor, and a 5-megapixel sensor for capturing depth information. The device has a fingerprint scanner on the rear to authenticate users, and a 3400mAh battery with support for fast-charging to power it all.
Samsung Galaxy A8s Specifications
- 6.39-inch Full HD+ display with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9
- 6GB / 8GB RAM, 128 GB Storage with expandable storage
- Snapdragon 710 10nm with Adreno 616 GPU
- 24MP primary camera f/1.7 aperture, a 10MP telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture and 5MP f/2.2 depth camera
- 24MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture
- Android 8.1 Oreo
- Fingerprint sensor
- 3400mAh battery with fast charging
- Blue, Gray and Green colors
Price and Availability
The pricing for the Galaxy A8s has not been released yet. However, pre-bookings start in China from December 21. The phone is expected to launch in India and other countries later this month, possibly with Exynos chipset instead of Snapdragon.