Samsung revealed a few new approached they have been cooking up for displays for smartphones at their recent developer conference. One of the designs they showed off was the new Infinity O which sports a hole in the screen for the front facing camera.
Just yesterday, the company announced their first smartphone to sport that screen: the Samsung Galaxy A8s. The new entry into Samsung’s mid-range line up made it debut in India and China. The new A8s comes with the multi-camera design we’ve seen with Samsung’s flagship Galaxy A7 (2018) and Galaxy A9 (2018).
The new Samsung Galaxy A8s is powered by an 8-core (octacore) Snapdragon 710 which promises good performance and also better battery efficiency. The Galaxy A8s has either 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage with support for up to 512GB of additional memory through a microSD card.
Aside from the new Infinity O display, the A8s shares many design queues with its siblings, the A7 (2018) and A9 (2018). This includes the gradient back. In addition, the A8s also has a triple camera setup with a 24-megapixel, f/1.7 main sensor, 10-megapixel telephoto sensory with a f/2.4 aperture and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. On the front, lying snug in a 6.7mm hole, is the front-facing 24-megapixel selfie camera.
The Galaxy A8s is powered by a 3,700mAh battery with support for Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4.0 over a USB Type-C connector. It will be running Android 8.1 (Oreo) with Samsung’s interface on top of it.
The Samsung Galaxy A8s goes on pre-order on 21st December 2018. However, no pricing information has been released for the A8s.
Also published on Medium.