Samsung Galaxy A8s

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Samsung Galaxy A8s
BrandSamsung Galaxy
ManufacturerSamsung Electronics
SloganSeeing the future
SeriesGalaxy A series
ModelSM-G8870
First releasedDecember 10, 2018; 5 months ago (2018-12-10)
Availability by regionDecember 2018; 5 months ago (2018-12)
PredecessorSamsung Galaxy A8 / A8+ (2018)
RelatedSamsung Galaxy A6 / A6+ (2018)
Samsung Galaxy A6s
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)
Samsung Galaxy A8 / A8+ (2018)
Samsung Galaxy A8/A9 Star
Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)
TypePhablet
Form factorSlate
Dimensions159.8 × 76.8 × 7.5 mm
Mass168 g
Operating system
System on chipQualcomm Snapdragon 710
CPUOcta-Core 2x Kyro 360 2.2 GHz & 6x Kyro 360 1.7 GHz
GPUAdreno 616
Memory6 GB/8 GB RAM
Storage128 GB
Removable storageup to 512 GB
Battery3400mAh (non-removable)
Display6.4" IPS LCD FHD+ display 2340×1080px (19.5:9 Aspect Ratio)
Rear camera24MP, f/1.7 (wide)
10MP, f/2.4 (telephoto)
5MP, f/2.2 (depth)
with single flash
Front camera24 MP, f/2.0 (wide)
Connectivity802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi hotspot;
Bluetooth v5.0, A2DP, EDR;
USB-C

The Samsung Galaxy A8s is a midrange Android smartphone produced by Samsung Electronics as part of the Samsung Galaxy A series. It was announced on 10 December 2018 primarily for the Chinese market. It is also sold as the Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (2019) in South Korea.[1][2]

The A8s is a triple camera smartphone produced by Samsung, featuring 3 different cameras on the rear. It features a 6.4 inch IPS LCD FHD+ Infinity-O Display without a notch. A circular hole is punched out in the top left corner of the display for the front camera. It is also the first Galaxy device to not include a headphone jack.

Specifications[edit]

The A8s features a 6.4 inch Full HD+ IPS LCD display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Unlike previous Samsung A series phones, this device uses a normal LCD panel rather than an AMOLED display. The new Infinity-O display features a full edge to edge display with a 6.7mm round hole punched out in the top left corner for the front camera.[3]

The triple camera setup features a primary 24MP f/1.7 sensor for normal photography, a 10MP f/2.4 telephoto sensor with optical zoom and a 5MP depth sensor for effects such as bokeh.[4] The front camera is a 24MP f/2.0 sensor in a pin-hole punched out in the display.

It runs Android 8.0 "Oreo" with Samsung Experience 9.0 respectively out-of-the box, however it is upgradable to Android 9.0 "Pie". The smartphone features an upgraded Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC consisting of 2 performance 2.2GHZ kyro 460 and 6 efficient 1.7GHZ kyro 360 backed by a new Adreno 616 GPU and sports 6 GB/8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage, expandable to 512 GB via a MicroSD card slot, through a dedicated SD card slot.[5]

Availability[edit]

Following the unveiling, Samsung announced that the device will go on sale in only in the Chinese market, with no announcement to release in other countries.[6] However, on 25 January 2019, the phone was announced in South Korea as the Galaxy A9 Pro.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Samsung Galaxy A8s arrives in South Korea as Galaxy A9 Pro". gsmArena. 25 January 2019. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (2019) with Infinity-O display and triple rear cameras announced". INDIATV. 25 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Samsung Galaxy A8s with screen hole design to launch today". livemint. 2018-12-10. Retrieved 2018-12-11.
  4. ^ News, Marc Chacksfield 2018-12-11T09:15:09Z. "The Samsung Galaxy A8s is a triple-lens powerhouse that drops huge hint about the Samsung Galaxy S10". digitalcameraworld. Retrieved 2018-12-11.
  5. ^ "Samsung Galaxy A8s price, specifications, features, comparison". NDTV Gadgets 360. Retrieved 2018-12-11.
  6. ^ "Move over notch, the hole-punch smartphone camera is coming". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2018-12-11.