Galaxy A8s: Samsung’s new triple-camera smartphone with a hole in the display

Samsung Galaxy A8s official
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Samsung has just announced the Galaxy A8s in China and this is their first smartphone with an Infinity-O display. Instead of a notch, the Galaxy A8s uses a cut-out-hole for the selfie camera. 

The Galaxy A8s gets a 6.4″ all-screen display that pushes a Full HD+ resolution. The cut-out-hole looks bigger than the press renders and apparently the hole is 6.7mm in diameter, which is larger than the recently introduced Honor V20 (4.5mm diameter).

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Samsung tries to hide the hole by using a darker shade of colour on its wallpaper. However, it’s definitely noticeable while running apps with a lighter background. If we look at the bezels, the bottom chin is slightly thicker than the top and side edges. Not quite as symmetrical as the iPhone X but it’s better than most full-screen Android smartphones. 

Under the hood, it is powered by a powerful Snapdragon 710 processor that comes with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM that are paired with 128GB of internal storage. In terms of camera, the front comes with a 24MP selfie camera while the rear gets a triple-camera setup which is slightly different from the Galaxy A7

There’s a main 24MP f/1.7 shooter, a 10MP telephoto camera with 2X optical zoom and a 5MP f/2.2 camera for bokeh effects. There’s also a fingerprint sensor on its glass back.

There’s no official info on its battery capacity (likely 3,400mAh) and it charges via USB-C. It is also worth pointing out that the Galaxy A8s lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack, which is a first for a Samsung smartphone. At the moment the pricing isn’t revealed yet and the device will be made available first in China. 

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Alexander Wong