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The Galaxy A8s is the First Phone to have a Punch Hole Display

You can barely see the front camera’s placement

Samsung made sure to beat Huawei in the race for the first phone with a punch hole display: While Huawei has teased their punch hole display offerings with the Nova 4 and Honor View 20, Samsung has made their own offering—the Galaxy A8s—official in China.

Powered by a Snapdragon 710 processor paired with 6GB/8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage, the Galaxy A8s’ key selling point is its Infinity-O display. The next evolution to notches, the Infinity-O panel uses a 6.7mm wide cutout for the 24-megapixel front camera and is placed at the top left corner of the display.

The Galaxy A8s’ other features do not disappoint either: you are getting a triple rear camera setup consisting of a 24-megapixel f/1.7 main camera, 5-megapixel f/2.2 depth camera, 10-megapixel f/2.4 telephoto camera. It also comes in gradient color options, and has a 3400mAh battery with support for fast charging via its USB-C port.

Samsung Galaxy A8s specs

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 octa-core processor
  • 6GB/8GB of RAM
  • 6.4-inch Full HD+ Infinity-O display, 1080 x 2340 pixels
  • 128GB of expandable storage (up to 512GB)
  • Triple rear cameras: 24-megapixel f/1.7 main camera, 5-megapixel f/2.2 depth camera, 10-megapixel f/2.4 telephoto camera
  • 24-megapixel f/2.0 front camera
  • Dual SIM
  • 3G, LTE
  • Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS
  • Fingerprint scanner, USB-C
  • 3,400mAh battery with quick charging
  • Android Oreo

The Galaxy A8s can be pre-ordered in China starting December 21. No price was given as of press writing.

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