After weeks of leaks and reports, Samsung has finally unveiled the Galaxy A8s in China. The device is a first-of-its-kind smartphone with an Infinity-O display. The Infinity-O display is a type of panel that has a punch-hole to fit a front facing camera peeking through it. On the Galaxy A8s, the punch-hole to fit the front camera is on the top left corner of the display. Samsung says that when seen diagonally, the screen measures 6.4-inch and if measured from top to bottom, it is 6.2-inches. The Samsung launch came at the same time Huawei’s sub-brand Honor unveiled the Honor View20 smartphone with similar in-display camera technology.
The Samsung Galaxy A8s is already available for pre-orders, however, the South Korean company did not disclose the price of the smartphone. The phone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor coupled with Adreno 616 GPU. It will be available in two variants in China: One is a 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant and the other has 8GB RAM and 128GB local storage. As mentioned above, the Samsung Galaxy A8s sports a 6.4-inch Full HD+ display offering 19.5:9 aspect ratio.
The photography responsibilities are on the triple camera setup at back. Interestingly, Samsung has has used the same camera system in the Galaxy A8s as in the Galaxy A9. Leaks had claimed that the smartphone would offer the camera setup of the Galaxy A7 (2018). On the back panel, the Galaxy A8s features a 24MP primary ultra-wide sensor with f/1.7 aperture, a 10MP telephoto sensor and a 5MP depth sensor. There is an LED flash below the camera setup and there is a fingerprint sensor on the right side of the LED flash. On the front, there is a 24MP camera.
The Samsung Galaxy A8s runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box with Samsung Experience UI 9.5 on top. It is offered in three colours: Blue, Black, and Silver with a glass finish. Samsung says that the 3D curved back panel morphs into different colour variations. The phone is powered by 3300mAh battery.