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Samsung Galaxy A8s Specs and Release Date, First Phone with Cutout Infinity-O Display

Samsung Galaxy A8s Official
Samsung Galaxy A8s Concept render

I recently covered a Samsung Galaxy A8s leak that showed screen protector for the phone with a camera hole in the left corner of the display. It was then suggested by other sources as well that the A8s will indeed feature Samsung’s new Infinity-O display. Today it has been confirmed by Samsung itself as they have announced the release date of the phone along with an image of the phone that shows the infinity-O display for the first time, however, the image is for the most part an artistic representation but it does clearly show the camera in the corner as was rumored previously.

This will be the first ever smartphone to feature such a display with a Huawei Nova 4 to follow suit shortly. The specs of the smartphone are not yet announced by Samsung, however, there is speculation that suggests some of the key features. Let’s see what can be expected from the upcoming A8s in terms of specs.

Samsung Galaxy A8s Specs

 

Samsung Galaxy A8s

 

The following specs are expected to be featured in the smartphone

Display

  • IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • 6.39 inches
  • 1080 x 2340 pixels

Processor

  • Qualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710 (10 nm)
  • Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz 360 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver

GPU

  • Adreno 616

Memory

  • 128 GB, 6 GB RAM
  • microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)

Main Camera

  • Tripple lens
  • 24 MP, PDAF
    10 MP, AF
    5 MP, depth sensor

Selfie Camera

  • Single Lens
  • 24 MP
  • HDR, under display camera

Battery

  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3400 mAh battery

Misc

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Headphone jack
  • USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

Samsung Galaxy A8s Release Date

The release date for the phone was announced just moments ago by Samsung. The following image was posted by Samsung on their Korean website.

Samsung Galaxy A8s

The phone is coming out on 10th this month. Contrary to prior rumors which said that the phone will release in January next year it turns out that Samsung expedited the release to claim the title of first ever cutout Camera display phone.

It was believed that Huawei will beat Samsung to this title with the release of their Nova 4 smartphone which features the same display design. However, we now know that it is not the case as Huawei has also announced the date of its Nova 4 release.

Let us know in the comments what you think about upcoming A8s smartphone by Samsung.

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