Samsung has released the new Galaxy A series device Samsung Galaxy A8s for the Chinese market today. The device was rumored to be launching with an Infinity-O display and Samsung finally confirmed those rumors 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 Android 8.1 (Oreo) and is expected to receive Android 9 Pie soon after the flagships get 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 an f/2.4 aperture along with a 5-megapixel f/2.2 depth camera. It also has a 24-megapixel front camera with an 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 weighs 173 grams. It comes with Blue, Gray, and Green color options. No details are available about its global debut and pricing details.