Samsung has launched its Galaxy A6s and Galaxy A9s in China. At the same event, the electronics giant also teased a new handset with an innovative display design. Now, it has confirmed the launch date of Samsung Galaxy A8s. The upcoming smartphone is expected to be the first handset to sport an Infinity-O display. Additionally, it might use a DAC instead of 3.5mm audio jack. Read more to find about Samsung Galaxy A8s Price in India, Specifications, and Features
Price and Availability
The Samsung Galaxy A8s was teased at the launch event for Galaxy A6s and Galaxy A9. It will be launched on December 10th. As of now, there is no confirmation about the Indian price and launch date.
Specifications and Features
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 710|
|Internal Storage||128GB (expandable up to 512GB)|
|Display||6.39-inch, LCD, Infinity-O display, full-HD+|
|OS||Android 9 Pie|
|Primary (Rear) Camera||Triple (24MP + 5MP + 10MP) with flash|
According to recent leaks, the Samsung Galaxy A8s sports a 6.39-inch LCD Infinity-O display with full-HD+ resolution. It is expected to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor along with 6GB LPDDR4 RAM and 128GB internal storage (expandable up to 512GB via microSD card).
The upcoming handset is said to sport a triple camera setup (24-megapixel + 5-megapixel + 10-megapixel) at the back. The 24-megapixel front camera will be placed in a display hole. The upcoming handset will be backed by a 3,400mAh battery.
- Display hole
- DAC audio
- Infinity-O display
- USB Type-C support
- Gradient color option
The Galaxy A8s is said to be the first Samsung model to come without a 3.5mm headphone jack. The company is expected to choose a digital-to-analogue (DAC) converter to offer a premium audio experience (similar to HTC and OnePlus).
The smartphone measures 159.11 x 74.88 x 7.38mm and comes in Black-Grey gradient color option. Additionally, it is tipped to come with USB Type-C support.
Samsung seems to be working on an interesting solution for full-screen smartphone displays. The South Korean giant is ditching the display notch (popularised by Apple). Instead, the Galaxy A8s will come with a hole at the front.
The display hole is likely to offer the room for the front camera along with an ambient light sensor and a proximity sensor. This will allow the company to offer a truly edge-to-edge display experience. Apart from an ultra-thin bezel display, the upcoming smartphone will come with a ‘first-time adoption’ technology.
The Infinity-O panel is said to be made by the Chinese display maker BOE. The company is currently manufacturing 6.39-inch OLED display for the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.
According to recently leaked renders, a 6.7mm hole will be drilled into the display to accommodate the sensors. The Galaxy S10 is also tipped to sport a similar design (with a smaller 2-3mm cutout).
Recently, Samsung launched the triple and quad camera smartphones. While the Galaxy A7 (2018) sports a triple rear camera setup, the Galaxy A9 (2018) comes with a quad rear camera setup. Previously, the company launched brought multiple curved displays in its devices.
While the camera hole will help the Galaxy A8s deliver a full-screen experience, it will be interesting to see that how apps and interface would work. Recently, few smartphone devices opted for a tiny waterdrop-style display notch over the iPhone-like traditional notch. We will have to wait a see how much improvement does the new Samsung design brings.
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