samsung galaxy a8s launch

In this samsung a8s review, we will discuss the Samsung Galaxy A8s Launch. Samsung Galaxy A8s is announced to be launched in February 2020 & will run on Android 9.0 OS. The Smartphone will be available in three color options i.e. Blue, Gray, Green & will also have a built in fingerprint sensor as the primary security feature, along with the host of connectivity options in terms of 3G, 4G, GPS, Wifi, NFC Bluetooth capabilities. The phone will come with 128GB of internal storage.

samsung a8s review

The Smartphone will be powered by 2.2 GHz Octa core

Two weeks after unveiling its first smartphone with an Infinity-O display, Samsung today confirmed the Galaxy A8s price. The handset is only going to be launched in China initially. It remains to be seen if Samsung plans on releasing it in other markets across the globe.

It’s not a flagship device by any stretch of the imagination. Samsung has competitively priced it so as to appeal to Chinese customers looking for an affordable option that offers good value for money.

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Galaxy A8s is competitively priced in China

Samsung has confirmed the Galaxy A8s price today for China. It will be available in silver, black and blue colors for 2,999 yuan. That’s approximately $430. The company does mention on its website that the blue and black colors will ship from January 15. The silver will ship from December 31.

The Galaxy A8s is a device of firsts for Samsung. It’s the first with an Infinity-O display. There’s a hole in the actual display panel itself for the front camera. This allows Samsung to maximize screen real estate without opting for a notch. This is also Samsung’s first Galaxy A smartphone with an LCD display. It has the same premium metal and glass build as many of Samsung’s recent mid-range devices. A fingerprint sensor is located at the rear as well.

The 6.4-inch Full HD+ 19.5:9 aspect ratio Infinity-O display is certainly the most unique aspect of this device. It comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor with 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage. Samsung did say at launch that there will be an 8GB RAM option but the price for that has not yet been revealed. There’s a triple camera at the back which is exactly the same as the one on the Galaxy A7.

Whether or not Samsung releases the Galaxy A8s in other markets across the globe remains to be seen. Otherwise, its fans outside China may have to wait for the Galaxy S10 to experience the Infinity-O display.

Update: Galaxy A9 Pro] Samsung's first Infinity-O Galaxy A8s may launch  outside of China, starting with Korea

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Galaxy A8s becomes the first phone to officially launch with the in-display selfie camera.
  • The front camera of the Galaxy A8s is placed inside a punch hole on the top right corner of the display.
  • The phone comes in two RAM models: 6GB and 8GB. 

Samsung has finally launched its long-time rumoured Galaxy A8s in China today. The smartphone company had announced the coming of the Galaxy A8s — the first phone with Infinity-O display — at the company’s Developers Conference last month. Soon after the phone was announced, Samsung teased the Galaxy A8s for quite a number of times showing off its punch ole display and triple rear cameras. The Galaxy A8s is special to Samsung because this is the first phone from the company to the use its own Infinity-O display which was unveiled alongside three other displays at Developers Conference in November.

Before Samsung officially launched the Galaxy A8s, Huawei sub-brand Honor announced the Honor View20 with punch hole display, or in other words, in-display selfie camera. Although Honor claims that it will be the first company to launch a punch hole camera display phone, it is actually the Samsung Galaxy A8s. In reality, the Galaxy A8s becomes the first phone to officially launch with the in-display selfie camera. The front camera of the Galaxy A8s is placed inside a punch hole on the top right corner of the display. Compared to the Honor View20, the Samsung Galaxy A8s comes with a slightly bigger punch hole on the front. Samsung says that the front camera hole on the front of the Galaxy A8s is about 4.8mm, which in comparison to Honor View20 is slightly bigger. The punch hole on the View20 is 4.5mm in dimensions.ADVERTISEMENThttps://c77d55d904bbd89cd865878e5e96af9d.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html

Samsung Galaxy A8s specifications

Display: The Samsung Galaxy A8s comes with a 6.4-inch display with Full HD+ resolution and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9.

Hardware: The Galaxy A8s is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 octa-core processor coupled with Kryo 360 CPU and Adreno 616 GPU.

RAM: The phone comes in two RAM models: 6GB and 8GB.

Storage: 128GB

Rear camera: The Galaxy A8s includes three cameras on the back. The phone includes a primary sensor of 24MP paired with f/1.7 aperture, secondary sensor of 10MP, and third sensor of 5MP for depth shots.

Front camera: On the front, the Samsung Galaxy A8s sports a 24-megapixel selfie sensor with f/2.0 aperture.

Battery: The Samsung phone is backed by a 3,400mAh battery with fast charging support.

Software: The phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box with Samsung Experience UI 9.5 on top.

Colours: Black (Green), Blue, and Silver

Samsung Galaxy A8s features

–The key highlight of the Galaxy A8s is the Infinity-O display or punch hole display. In simple words, the phone equips a selfie camera inside the display of the phone, this basically helps in reducing the side bezels of the phone and also ditches the notch in the top centre.

–The Galaxy A8s comes with triple camera setup on the rear panel. The rear camera configuration of the Galaxy A8s is almost similar to that of the Galaxy A9. On the camera front, the Galaxy A8s includes a primary sensor of 24MP, a secondary sensor of 10MP, and a third sensor of 5MP for depth shots.

–The primary sensor of the rear panel is dedicated for ultra-wide angle lens, while the second sensor is a telephoto lens. While the third sensor of the rear panel can be used for capturing depth shots, or background blur pictures.

–The Galaxy A8s comes with a glossy finish body with Aluminum frame, which gives the phone a premium touch.

–For the Galaxy A8s, Samsung has ditched the 3.5mm headphone jack.

Samsung Galaxy A8s availability and price

Samsung is yet to reveal the price of the Galaxy A8s. The phone comes in two variants. The base model comes with 6GB RAM + 128GB, while the high-end version of the phone packs 8GB RAM + 128GB storage. Although Samsung is yet to reveal the price of the Galaxy A8s, Samsung has announced that the smartphone will be available for pre-orders in China very soon. As of now, there’s no information whether or not the phone will come to India.

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