Published: Thu, December 06, 2018
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Samsung Galaxy A8s gets Wi-Fi Alliance certification ahead of launch

Samsung Galaxy A8s gets Wi-Fi Alliance certification ahead of launch

The promo image confirms that the device will be officially announced in China on December 17, one week after Samsung launches the Galaxy A8s. Many believed the company would begin to launch those newly designed phones in early 2019, but to everyone's surprise, Samsung is now ready with a commercial model.

On the specification front, the new Samsung Galaxy A8s is expected to carry a 6.39-inch display FHD+ resolution as well as aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The company took to Weibo to announce the launch of its upcoming Huawei Nova 4 smartphone.

It seems like Samsung will become the very first company to launch a smartphone with a display camera hole.

Korean smartphone maker Samsung is scheduled to announce the Galaxy A8s, the world's first in-screen camera device on December 10, beating Huawei to the race. The screen on both Nova 4 and Galaxy A8s are LCDs.

Yes, there will be a small hole in the screen on the top left edge for the front camera. It was only two days ago when Huawei confirmed the launch, for this month, of their much anticipated Nova 4 with a similar display. Samsung calls it an Infinity-O display, which will replace the notch with a hole within the display to host the selfie camera and other sensors.

The Nova 4 is set to feature a notch-less display notably with the front camera being placed on the upper left side of the display.

The device will run on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system and be backed by a 3400mAh battery. The company says that display panels, touch sensors and electronic pen sensors may all eventually end up using the technology described in the patent. Inside the chassis, the Galaxy A8s could boast either a Snapdragon 710 SoC or a Snapdragon 660 AIE processor. On the back, it will house a triple camera setup- 24MP primary sensor, 10MP wide-angle sensor, 5MP depth sensor to produce good quality images.

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