Samsung just the wrap off one of their most talked about smartphones this past month – Samsung Galaxy A8s – narrowing clinching the title of the very first smartphone with a punch hole camera which is perhaps the highlight if the device. It also packs a capable Snapdragon 710 processor which puts it in the upper mid-range segment and a total of 4 cameras. Let’s find out more.
Samsung Galaxy A8s Key Specs
・6.4-inch FHD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2340 pixels
・Android 9.0 Pie with 6GB/8GB Of RAM
・Octa-core 2.2GHz, Snapdragon 710
・128GB built-in storage
・24MP + 10MP + 5MP rear camera and 24MP Selfie camera
・3,400mAh non-removable Battery
Samsung Galaxy A8s Design And Display
The Samsung Galaxy A8s features a massive 6.4-inch IPS LCD display with 1080 screen resolution, a pixel per inch density of 403 and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. At the bottom of the smartphone is a little chin and at the top is no notch whatsoever.
At the top left side of the screen is a screen hole, first of its kind, which house the single front facing camera for selfies. Turning over to the back which is made of glass, same with the front with aluminium frame all around, is the triple camera setup at the top left corner, a flashlight underneath and fingerprint sensor at the usual spot. Overall, the device weighs 173 grams, measures 7.4mm thickness and come in Gradient colours (Blue, Gray and Green).
Samsung Galaxy A8s Camera Review
On this device are four cameras in total, however, they are not spread evenly. The camera hole in the front houses just one 24MP camera with f/2.0 aperture and HDR, capable of recording 1080p videos at 30fps.
For the rear, we have a triple camera setup; a main 24MP shooter with f/1.7 aperture and PDAF, a 10MP telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture and autofocus then, a 5MP depth sensor camera with f/2.2 aperture. The rear camera is also equipped with an LED flash, HDR, Panorama and can also record 1080p videos at 30fps.
Samsung Galaxy A8s Hardware and Software
Taking care of things on the Inside is the capable Snapdragon 710 chipset with 8 cores and a maximum clock speed of 2.2GHz. For gaming, it has an Adreno 616 GPU. The device comes with two RAM option which are 6GB of RAM or 8GB of RAM, both of which come with an inbuilt storage of 128GB and a dedicated MicroSD card slot for storage expansion of up to 512GB. Talking about slots, this device comes in two variants – A single nano SIM slot variant or a dual nano SIM variant. As for the Operating System, it boots the latest Android 9.0 Pie out of the box with support for Samsung Pay.
Battery & Network Connectivity
The 3,400mAh on this device is more than enough to power this device for a full day. It also supports fast battery charging. It also features the usuals which includes 4G LTE, WiFi, WiFi direct, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, a USB Type-C port and NFC.
Price And Availability
There is no available price for the device yet, however, it will be available for pre-order pretty soon and will run till December 21 when the pre-order will end and shipping will most likely commence.
Samsung Galaxy A8s Full Specifications
- Dimension: 158.4 x 74.9 x 7.4 mm
- Material: Front/back glass, aluminum frame
- Weight: 173 grams
- SIM Dual SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or (Dual Nano-SIM, Dual stand-by)
- Type: FHD IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen
- Size: 6.4-inch
- Screen Resolution: 19.5:9, 1080 x 2340 pixels
- Multi-touch: Yes
Software and performance
- Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie
- Chipset: Snapdragon 710, Octa-core 2.2GHz
- RAM: 6GB/8GB RAM
- Internal Storage: 128GB
- Card Slot: Yes, up to 512GB (dedicated Slot)
- Primary: 24MP + 10MP + 5MP with f/1.7 – f/2.4 – f/2.2 – LED flash
- Secondary: 24MP with f/2.0
Network and Connectivity
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Network 2G: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
- 3G: 2100 MHz
- 4G: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, v5.0
- USB: Yes, USB Type-C
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- Audio Jack: Yes, 3.5mm
- Fingerprint Sensor: Yes, Front-mounted
- NFC: Yes
- Sensor: Gravity, Proximity and Light Sensor
- Capacity: 3,400mAh, non-removable
- Type: Li-Ion
- Fast Charging: Yes
- OTG Support: Yes
Price and Availability
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