South Korean technology giant Samsung has confirmed that date of its Galaxy A8s smartphone’s launch. If you have been following updates about Samsung Galaxy A8s, you would know that the smartphone is the first one in Samsung’s lineup to come with a display hole for housing a selfie camera. The company will be doing this in order to deliver a full-screen experience to users.
Samsung has taken to Weibo to announce that its upcoming Galaxy A8s smartphone would be launched on December 10. The poster highlights the outline of the device and a camera hole on the top left of its display. With Samsung Galaxy A8s, the company will truly give a bezel-less experience to its users as in the poster, no notch or chin of the display can be seen. Samsung had spoken about such a display at its developer conference last month and it calls this kind of a screen as an Infinity-O display.
However, there is one thing that we must point out. Samsung has announced the release date of Galaxy A8s smartphone just after Huawei set the launch date of its Nova 4 smartphone as December 17. It actually seems like Samsung was just waiting for Huawei to announce a launch date so that they could choose an earlier date for the launch of their device. This is because Huawei Nova 4 also comes with a display hole to house the selfie camera. If Huawei Nova 4 would have launched earlier, the company would literally have beaten Samsung in its own game. And clearly, Samsung did what it had to in order to avoid that.
The rivalry between the two smartphones is evident from the images that have been shared by the two companies on Weibo. Samsung’s poster looks completely inspired from Huawei’s which also shows an outline of the device and a cut-out selfie camera on the top left of the display. The background of both the posters is an image of a galaxy. However, it seemed like Samsung did not want to leave any stone unturned to mock Huawei, as its poster has ‘Real Galaxy’ written on it.
Speaking more about the specifications of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy A8s mobile, it will reportedly feature a 6.39-inch full-HD+ display that will come with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The device is said to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor clubbed with 6GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage. For more storage, users will get the option of installing a microSD card of up to 512GB.
Reports suggest that Samsung Galaxy A8s will come with a triple rear camera setup comprising of 24MP, 5MP and 10MP sensors. For selfies and video calls, there is a 24MP front-facing camera that will be housed in the display hole at the top left of the screen. The hole on the display is said to be 6.7mm. It has been speculated that Samsung Galaxy A8s will house a 3,400mAh battery and will come with a USB Type-C port. A previous report also said that Samsung is ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack with its A8s smartphone.
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