Samsung today took the wraps off the Galaxy A8s, the world’s first phone with an in-display camera. Featuring a circular cut out in the display, the Galaxy A8s has beaten the Honor V20 to the punch, with an in-display camera on the top left of the display.
Samsung had shown off its notch designs at its developer conference a few weeks ago. At the conference, the company revealed Infinity U, Infinity V, Infinity O and Beyond Infinity. Samsung had then stated that it had more to share in the coming days, and the Galaxy A8s is the first product to feature one of these designs.
The Samsung Galaxy A8s features a 6.4-inch Full HD+ display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The main highlight here is the circular cut out on the top left that houses the 24MP front camera. The phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with Samsung’s latest skin on top.
The Galaxy A8s is also one of the first few phones to be powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset with Adreno 616 GPU. This is paired with 6GB or 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage, with support for microSD cards up to 512GB.
Coming to the imaging, the Galaxy A8s has a triple rear camera setup, with a 24MP primary camera with f/1.7 aperture, a 10MP telephoto lens and a 5MP snapper for capturing depth information. The front of the phone houses a 24MP camera with f/2.0 aperture.
Interestingly, the Galaxy A8s does not feature an in-display fingerprint sensor that seems to be all the rage these days on Oppo and Vivo phones and even the OnePlus 6T. It has a standard fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone.
Connectivity options include dual-SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and NFC. It has a USB Type-C port and is powered by a 3400mAh battery and comes with adaptive fast charging support.
The Samsung Galaxy A8s pricing details have not been revealed yet, although it is known that the phone is aimed at the mid-range. It will be available for pre-order from December 21 in China.