Update, December 10 2018 (04:10AM ET): Samsung’s Chinese website has peeled the curtain back on the Galaxy A8s. And we’re able to learn a lot more about Samsung’s upcoming device as a result.
The website reveals a Snapdragon 710 chipset, 6GB to 8GB of RAM, 128GB of fixed storage, a 6.4-inch full HD+ display, and the previously revealed 3,300mAh battery. The official website notes that Samsung’s phone will also pack a 24MP+10MP+5MP rear camera trio. You’re looking at a main, 2x telephoto and depth sensor combination here — no ultra wide-angle snapper here, unfortunately.
A TENAA filing also shows that the Galaxy A8s will offer Android 8.1, a 24MP selfie camera, and lack a headphone jack. So you’d better get used to a dongle if you want to keep using your 3.5mm-equipped accessories.
Samsung’s website didn’t reveal a price but, if it’s anything like the Galaxy A9 2018, then a price in the range of 600 euros is certainly possible.
Original article, December 7 2018 (08:24AM ET): Samsung announced plans last month to deliver an Infinity-O Display, which would see the camera sitting in an island on the screen. The firm’s first phone with the technology is the Galaxy A8s, and we’ve now received a good look at the device.
Galaxy A8s renders were uploaded to China’s TENAA regulatory website (h/t: Slashleaks), showing a phone with a trio of rear-facing cameras and a rear fingerprint scanner. We also get what appears to be a silver gradient colorway of sorts. Hopefully, the triple camera setup follows the more diverse normal/wide/telephoto formula rather than having one of the cameras acting as a dedicated depth sensor.
Check the front and you’ll indeed find an Infinity-O Display (or display hole camera, if you prefer). Samsung’s Chinese website shows us a better look at the display, along with a December 10 launch date. Check it out below.
We’re not quite sure what to expect in terms of specifications, but the TENAA filing lists a 3,300mAh battery and a 6.39-inch display. If it’s anything like the Galaxy A7 and A9 series, however, it will have a mid-range chipset, 4GB to 8GB of RAM, and 64GB to 128GB of storage.
Would you buy a phone with a display hole camera over a device with a notch? Let us know in the comments!