Yesterday, December 10, Samsung announced the world’s first smartphone with camera hole in the display, the Galaxy A8s. Though Huawei and its sub-brand Honor have the same design in mind but has been beat to the second place by this captivating device.
The Hole on sreen is not the only first about this device, it is the first Samsung A series to feature an LCD screen. There is more to this device than the display, however, it is one of the selling point of the device. it incorporates a camera hole that’s 6.7mm wide for the selfie shooter in the upper left corner and it stretches to 6.4 inches” in diagonal. The device resolution is 1080 x 2340 pixels with a tall 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The bezels around the panel are pretty slim, including the chin with a regular old LCD IPS screen which has not yet been confirmed since it as not mentioned.
On the back we find a triple-camera setup that consists of a 24MP main sensor with a large f/1.7 aperture and a secondary 10MP telephoto lens with f/2.4 opening. The third one is used only for depth sensing and it’s 5MP with f/2.2 aperture. As for the front-facing camera, it’s 24MP with f/2.0 aperture. The fingerprint reader is right there as well.
The phone carries a 3,400 mAh battery with adaptive fast charging support over USB-C and runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box and powered by a Snapdragon 710 chip, Samsung’s UI on top coupled with 6 or 8GB of RAM, and Storage upto 128GB but with a microSD card, can be expanded up to 512GB.
By axing the 3.5mm port, the A8s is one of Samsung’s first phones not equipped with a headphone jack, which has become a real point of contention after so many phone makers followed Apple’s lead when it ditched the long-lived feature on the iPhone 7.