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Samsung Galaxy A8s Review, Specs, Features and Price

by David Obodoakor

The Samsung Galaxy A8s is one of the best smartphones in the A-series and among the first smartphones with a punch-hole camera cutout. Samsung clearly isn’t interested in the notch trend and seems to adopt the punch-hole in-screen camera just like Honor and Huawei. Well, let’s see the features and specs of the Samsung Galaxy phone aside the punch-hole in-screen camera.

Samsung Galaxy A8s Design

The Samsung Galaxy A8s is sleek with its 7.4 mm thickness for users who love the slim and flashy device. It weighs 173 grams and features height & width of 158.4 x 74.9 mm. The Galaxy A8s sports a body build of front and back glass with an aluminium frame sandwich in between.

At the back of the device, there is a fingerprint sensor at the top middle, a triple camera in a horizontal direction with an LED flash. Blue, Black and Gray are the three body colours option for the Samsung Galaxy A8s.

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Samsung Galaxy A8s

Dimensions: 158.4 x 74.9 x 7.4 mm
Weight: 173 grams
Build: Front/back glass, aluminum frame
SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Colours: Blue, Gray, Black
Loudspeaker: Yes
3.5 mm jack: No
– Samsung Pay
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Samsung Galaxy A8s Display

There is no OLED display for the Galaxy A8s. Users will have to make do with the 6.4 inches IPS LCD touchscreen. The screen-to-body ratio is measured at 84.7% and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The display features a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and 403 PPI density.

Samsung Galaxy A8s

Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size: 6.4 inches (84.7% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (403 PPI density)
– Always-on display

Camera

The Galaxy A8s sports a triple rear camera setup consisting of a 24MP, 10MP & 5MP sensors. The selfie camera in the punch-hole screen features a 24MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture and HDR.

Samsung Galaxy A8s

Main Camera
Triple: 24 MP, f/1.7, PDAF + 10 MP, AF + 5 MP, f/2.2, depth sensor
Features: LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video: 1080p@30fps

Selfie Camera
Single: 24 MP, f/2.0
Features: HDR
Video: 1080p@30fps

Hardware

The “premium” mid-range Snapdragon 710 chipsets powers the Samsung Galaxy A8s with Adreno 616 GPU for graphics. The Snapdragon 710 chipset is one of the best in the mid-range segment and can challenge some of the old flagship chipsets. There are two RAM options of 6GB and 8GB with a 128GB storage. The microSD slot allows for more storage up to 512GB.

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Chipset: Snapdragon 710 (10 nm)
CPU: Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz 360 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver)
GPU: Adreno 616
Memory: 6GB/128GB, 8GB/128GB
MicroSD: up to 512 GB

Software

The Samsung Galaxy A8s runs on One UI, which is Samsung newest user interface. Underneath the UI is the Android 9.0 Pie with all its latest features.

OS: Android 9.0 Pie
User Interface: One UI
Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Features: ANT+

Battery

The Samsung Galaxy A8s comes with a non-removable Li-ion 3400 mAh battery. The device uses an 18W fast battery charging, which shouldn’t take more than 2 hours to fully charged.

Type: Non-removable Li-Ion 3400 mAh battery
Charging: Fast battery charging 18W

Connectivity

WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, EDR, LE
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC: Yes
Radio: FM radio
USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

Samsung Galaxy A8s Price

6GB/128GB: $440
8GB/128GB: –

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