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Samsung Galaxy A8s 8GB RAM launched with Pin-hole display that houses selfie camera

This is the Samsung Galaxy A8s Android Smartphone with Infinity-O display, triple rear camera, 6.4-inch (2340 x 1080 pixel), Snapdragon 710, 6GB / 8GB RAM and powered by 3,400mAh battery capacity.

We were officially welcomed into the year of bezel-less design, later on to Notched era and looking from all aspect, 2019 might be the year of Pin-hole display.

Samsung electronic is bringing high-end competition to the Asian market, they have successfully launched the Samsung Galaxy A8s Smartphone in China.

Well, the Pin-hole display isn’t all ‘notchy notchy’, but what about replicating the Galaxy A8 2018 by incorporating two holes for dual selfie cameras? Will Samsung withstand that?

If you haven’t seen a Samsung Galaxy Smartphone in the A-series with LCD IPS screen, then this is the Galaxy A8s Smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy A8s Specs

*. Display:diagonal 6.4-inch LCD IPS Full-HD+ 19.5:9 403 PPI (2340 x 1080 pixel)
*. Colors: Gradient Blue, Gray and Green
*. IP68 rating: YES (water and dust)
*. Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 with a Dual-Core 2.2GHz & Hexa-Core 1.7GHz
*. RAM: 6GB and 8GB
*. GPU: Adreno 616
*. Storage: 128GB expandable up to 512GB via micro SD card
*. Cameras:
– Rear Cameras: main 24MP, telephone 8MP, and 5MP for in-depth shots
– Front Camera: 24-megapixels with f/2.0 aperture
*. Network and connectivity: Single SIM, Nano-SIM (4FF), 2G, 3G, 4G/LTE, Bluetooth v5.0, NFC support, Type-C USB, USB v2.0, GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80, Wi-Fi Direct.
*. Dimensions: 158.4 x 74.9 x 7.4 m
*. Weight: 173g
*. Sensors: Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light SensoR
*. OS: Android 9.0 (Pie)
*. Battery Capacity: 3300mAh with fast charging technology

Samsung A8s
Image source: Samsung

Design and Display

The Samsung Galaxy A8s opens the door to the pure and unique notch display ever for a mobile handset, it is tiny and just like a Pin hole.

Samsung is calling it Infinity-O design, the Samsung A8s comes with a tiny Pin hole design, which houses the phone’s selfie camera and it is located at the top left of the display.

New designs on Smartphone are emerging every now and there, and starting from the bezel-less design, all their aim is based on that ridiculous ‘100% true bezel-less display screen’

After years of avoidance, it seems that the notch design has won, but Samsung is still looking for a way to skip the notch display, and this their best shots.

The Galaxy A8s arrives with diagonal 6.4-inch LCD IPS Full-HD+ 19.5:9 (2340 x 1080 pixel) display, the bezels surrounding the phone are slimmer and thinner. The camera hole is 6.7mm wide.

Becoming the first mid-range phone in the Galaxy A-series to arrive with LCD display, first to add an “s” to the end of its name, and the first to come with a pin-hole design at the left side of the screen.

It is rumored that the Samsung’s S10 flagship, which is to arrive in 2019 is also rumored to feature the Infinity-O display. There is no headphone port.

Killing the headphone port and embracing the notch display are two features that Samsung has used against Apple. Google is also in the picture of mocking Apple for the ‘no headphone port’

But today, the both company’s have launched Android Smartphones, Pixel 2 with no headphone port. Well, it goes on, and on and on like that. I wonder how Apple are feeling now?

There is the IP68 rating, rear mounted fingerprint sensor, and Samsung made the phone to be available in three amazing gradient colors: Blue, Gray and Green.

Cameras and connectivity

Aside from the design, display and other impressive features surrounding the device. The Galaxy A8s comes with the Galaxy A7 triple rear camera, and a single front selfie shooter.

At the back, you will find a triple vertically stacked cameras, the main 24-megapixel sensor with f/1.7, + 10-megapixel as the telephoto sensor with f/2.4, which also offers 2X optical zoom.

Lastly, there is the 5-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture, which is for in-depth photo shots. At the front, it incorporates a camera hole that houses a 24-megapixel selfie sensor with f/2.0 aperture.

It comes with handful of network and connectivity, Single SIM, Nano-SIM (4FF), 2G, 3G, 4G/LTE, Bluetooth v5.0, NFC support, Type-C USB, USB v2.0, GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80, Wi-Fi Direct.

Samsung Galaxy A8s
Image Source: Samsung

Performance and Battery

The Galaxy A8s is pretty much powerful, coming with the 8x Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC clocked at Dual-Core 2.2GHz & Hexa-Core 1.7GHz processor isn’t bad.

For the graphic performance, it comes with Adreno 616 GPU. And available in two variants, 6GB and 8GB RAM options, both with 128GB internal storage.

Thankfully, any of the models can be expanded up to 512GB via micro SD card slot. The Samsung Galaxy A8s packs a 3,400mAh battery with fast charging support over USB-C.

Under the hood, the Galaxy A8s runs on Android 9.0 Pie out of the box with Samsung’s UI on top. The pre-orders for this phone will commence on 21st of December.

Prior to this notice, the Huawei’s Nova 4 and Honor View 20 were prepared to unveil on December 17th, and December 26th with the trending Pin-hole display!

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