Samsung has released the new Galaxy A series device Samsung Galaxy A8s for the Chinese market today. The device was rumoured to be launching with an Infinity-O display and Samsung finally confirmed those rumours to be true with its official launch. The Samsung Galaxy A8s has an in-display camera which Samsung calls Infinity-O display where a display has a small cut out of 6.7mm for the front camera. The Galaxy A8s has a triple rear camera system and runs on the Snapdragon 710 SoC coupled with 8GB of RAM. It still runs on the Android 8.1 (Oreo) and is expected to receive the Android 9 Pie soon after the flagships getting it. The Samsung Galaxy A8s will be available for pre-orders from December 21st in China, however, no pricing details of the device were announced by the company.
The Samsung Galaxy A8s features a 6.4-inch Full HD+ 19:5:9 2.5D curved glass display with 2340 x 1080 pixels resolution and is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 710 10nm Mobile Platform (Dual 2.2GHz Kryo 360 + Hexa 1.7GHz Kryo 360 CPUs) with Adreno 616 GPU. It comes with 6GB / 8GB of RAM options with 128 GB of inbuilt storage capacity that is further expandable up to 512GB with the help of a micro SD card. It runs on the Android 8.1 (Oreo) OS out of the box and comes with Dual SIM support as well.
It features a Triple-rear camera system with a 24-megapixel camera with LED flash, f/1.7 aperture, a 10-megapixel telephoto lens with a f/2.4 aperture along with a 5-megapixel f/2.2 depth camera. It also has a 24-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture. It is backed up by a decent 3400mAh battery with adaptive fast charging support and comes with Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80, Bluetooth v5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C, NFC connectivity options. It has a fingerprint sensor on the rear side. It measures 158.4×74.9×7.4mm and weight 173 grams. It comes with Blue, Gray and Green color options. No details available about its global debut and pricing details.