It appears that Samsung was waiting for the official launch date of Huawei Nova 4 expected to feature the camera hole at the top of the display. Just after Huawei announced the official launch Nova 4 on December 17, Samsung has now announced the official launch date for Samsung Galaxy A8s as December 10 (one week earlier that Nova 4) in China, that also comes with a Camera hole at the top of the display and a triple camera module at the rear.

Samsung Galaxy A8s

The launch teaser confirms the name of the phone as Galaxy A8s and reveals the camera hole at top left of the display with negligible bezels at all sides except the bottom. The teaser also calls it as “Real Galaxy” suggesting a premium /mid-range hardware specifications for the phone. We have already seen the leaked hardware specifications of the device with Snapdragon 710 processor as detailed later in this post.

Earlier (Nov 27, 2018)

Samsung Galaxy A8s leaked specifications reveal Infinity-O display, triple rear cameras

One of Samsung’s recently announced Infinity displays, could debut on an upcoming mid-range phone. And this is what we know about the Galaxy A8s leaked technical specifications.

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Samsung Galaxy A8s leaked

The phone will sport a 6.39-inch Infinity O display, with a screen hole for the 24MP selfie camera in the corner. The display is reportedly a Full HD+ resolution LCD panel, made by BOE (China).

This is not an official Galaxy A8s press render. It is a concept image, to show us how the device would look like.

And the camera placement of the A8s does look similar to the Galaxy A9, though the latter has 4 cameras compared to three on the former. Speaking of which, the Galaxy A8s leaked specs reported by AllAboutSamsung tell us that the three cameras are 24MP, 5MP and 10MP lenses.

Samsung is going with Qualcomm’s chipset ahead of its Exynos SoC, with the device. According to the Galaxy A8s leaked tech specs, the phone is powered by a Snapdragon 710 processor with 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. A microSD card slot will support up to 512GB of expandable memory.

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The phone is backed by a 3,400 mAh battery which charges using a USB Type-C port. The Galaxy A8s leaked dimensions are 159.11 x 74.88 x 7.38 mm. It is unclear whether the phone has a 3.5mm headphone jack, but the concept image does hint at a Bixby button, and a rear placed fingerprint scanner.

Samsung Galaxy A8s leaked

Samsung Galaxy A8s leaked specifications

  • Display: 6.39-inch Full HD+ Infinity-O, LCD
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  • GPU: Adreno 616
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128GB + upto 512GB microSD
  • Battery: 3400 mAh
  • Rear Cameras: 24MP + 5MP + 10MP, LED Flash
  • Front Camera: 24MP
  • Connectivity: USB Type-C
  • Dimensions: 159.11 x 74.88 x 7.38 mm

Samsung has not revealed an announcement date yet, but a Galaxy A8s leaked launch date suggests that the phone will debut in December. The phone will start shipping in January, and will be available in Black and Gray gradient colours.

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