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Samsung Galaxy A8s with ‘punch hole’ display, Snapdragon 710 SoC, certified by FCC

Samsung’s first smartphone with an ‘under display’ front camera may be nearing launch.

  • Published: December 2, 2018 5:21 PM IST
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For quite a few weeks now, Samsung s upcoming Galaxy A8s has been in the rumors. While the A-series has never been known to pack top-of-the-line features, thins are a bit different when it comes to the A8s. That s because it s rumored to be Samsung s first smartphone to have the Infinity-O display, which the chaebol detailed last month at a developer conference in San Francisco. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 passes FCC and Bluetooth SIG

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In case you re not already aware, Infinity-O is one of the three new types of displays that Samsung intends to use on its future smartphones. Essentially, Infinity-O design consists of a hole punched into the smartphone s display panel, under which the front-facing camera can be placed. This way, a bezel-less display can be achieved and there s no need for a notch either. Also Read - Moto Razr 2019 goes on sale in India for Rs 1,24,999; check details

Even though Samsung hasn t detailed anything about the upcoming Galaxy A8s yet, if a new report is any indication, the smartphone may be nearing launch.

According to recent reports, Samsung Galaxy A8s was recently certified by Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the United States government s agency responsible for overseeing and regulating wireless communications. Interestingly, the certification also sheds some light on the key features of the upcoming A8s.

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As per the FCC certification, Samsung Galaxy A8s will come with a 6.3-inch FullHD+ display with a resolution of 1080×2340 pixels and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone is also expected to be powered by Qualcomm s Snapdragon 710 SoC, paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, with support for microSD cards of up to 512GB. Samsung Galaxy A8s may also come with a tri-lens camera system at the back, comprised of a 24-megapixel unit, a 10-megapixel unit, and a 5-megapixel unit. A 24-megapixel lens is also expected up front for selfies and video calls. All standard connectivity options will be there, with a 3,400mAh battery rounding off the spec sheet.

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  • Published Date: December 2, 2018 5:21 PM IST


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