Samsung Galaxy A8s with Infinity-O display, three cameras launched: Specifications, features

Samsung’s first phone with a notch display is Galaxy A8s. The new smartphone also comes with three rear cameras and a large 6.33-inch display.
By KUL BHUSHAN
| Updated on Dec 10 2018, 02:44 PM IST
Samsung Galaxy A8s with Infinity-O display launched
Samsung Galaxy A8s with Infinity-O display launched (Samsung)

After trolling Apple over notch screens, Samsung has finally embraced the cut-out display with its latest Galaxy A8s. Samsung's latest smartphone is a mid-range smartphone with Infinity-O display.

First unveiled at the company's annual developers summit, Infinity-O is essentially a circular cut-out. Unlike the traditional notches, it does not sit on top-centre of the screen. Instead, it is located on the top-left corner. According to reports, Asus is planning to launch Zenfone 6 with similar notch display.

Apart from an 'Infinity-O' display, Samsung Galaxy A8s comes with a triple-rear camera setup, second phone to have the setup after Galaxy A8 2018. The back panel also houses a fingerprint sensor.

Samsung Galaxy A8s will go on sale in China on December 20.

Samsung is also developing two new notch designs
Samsung is also developing two new notch designs (Samsung/Screenshot)

Samsung Galaxy A8s full specifications
Samsung Galaxy A8s has a large 6.39-inch full HD+ display with 19:5:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor with 6GB of RAM. It comes with 128GB of storage with support for expandable storage up to 512GB via a microSD card. There's also an 8GB version of the phone.

Closer look at Samsung's new Infinity-O notch
Closer look at Samsung's new Infinity-O notch (Samsung)

The three camera setup includes 10-megapixel, 24-megapixel sensor, and 5-megapixel sensors. On the front it has a 24-megapixel selfie camera. Samsung Galaxy A8s is powered by a 3,300mAh battery.  The smartphone does not come with 3.5mm headphone jack, one of the first Samsung mid-range devices to skip the feature. On the software front, it runs on Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box.

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First Published Date: 10 Dec, 02:44 PM IST
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