First full of holes: Samsung Galaxy A8s officially unveiled

We had time. Samsung desperately surpassed its rival - Huawei - and won the honorary title of the author of the world's first smartphone with a hole in the screen. That was the model Samsung Galaxy A8s.

It seems that in the fight for the honor of the firstto cross the finish line, in a company in a terrible hurry, and the announcement turned out to be somehow crumpled. Neither the press materials of the normal, nor a promotional site for the model was prepared. Even the price did not have time to come up. Quickly announced the list of characteristics - and all.

And the smartphone is interesting. Not only the way the Infinity-O screen looks like, represented by a 6.4 ″ LTPS matrix with a resolution of 1080 × 2340 pixels, in which a 6.7 mm diameter hole is cut.

The smartphone is serious overall: The Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset is taken as the basis. A lot of RAM has been added to it: 6 GB in the younger version and 8 GB in the top. The storage capacity is unexpectedly non-expandable, but 128 GB should be enough. The battery capacity is 3400 mAh, is charged via the Type-C port, which also serves as an audio jack.

The main camera is already triple. The leading module is 24 MP, a particularly high-aperture - f / 1.7 aperture. The next one is a 10-megapixel telephoto, which organizes zooming. The third is a 5 MP frame depth sensor, thanks to which you can take pictures with bokeh.

The front camera, for which I had to invent a new design, 24-megapixel, f / 2.0.

A fingerprint scanner is available, classic, located on the back of the device.

Very curious colors: black with emerald sheen Aurora Black, silver with a gradient of Alien Silver and silver-blue Elf Blue. They promise to add girls later.

Start preorders scheduled for December 21.


6 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM
8 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM

Key features of Samsung Galaxy A8s:

Screen LTPS, 6.4 ″, 1080 × 2340, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multitouch, Infinity-O
IronQualcomm Snapdragon 710
2.2 GHz, 2 x Kryo 360, 6 x Kryo 360, Adreno 616
Memory RAM 8 GB, ROM 128 GB, 6/8 GB RAM
Mobile internet LTE cat.6 300/50 Mbit / s
Mobile networksLTE
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
Battery Li-Ion, 3400 mAh
Dimensions158.4 x 74.9 x 7.4 mm
Weight173 g
Camera24 MP, flash, autofocus, triple: 24 MP, f / 1.7 + 10 MP telephoto f / 2.4 + 5 MP f / 2.2
frontal: 24 MP, f / 2.0
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo, Samsung Experience 9.5
Sensors Accelerometer, Approach, Illumination, Fingerprint Scanner

Tatyana Kobelskaya