Samsung announces its first hole-punch phone, the Galaxy A8s

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Now, Samsung officially launched the Galaxy A8s smartphone at an event held in Beijing, China. One of those designs had an "O" shaped hole on the top of the screen for the camera which is the design Samsung went with on the Galaxy A8.

On the back, there's a 3-camera module next to a stadium-shaped fingerprint scanner.

The Samsung Galaxy A8s is now official.

Samsung pledged to invest in bringing new innovations to its midrange phones to better compete with Chinese phone makers such as Huawei and Xiaomi, and the A8s fulfills that promise. It's actually a pretty capable smartphone with a powerful Snapdragon 710 chipset paired with either 6 or 8GB of RAM while the storage is 128GB. And while the shots don't reveal much that we don't already know, it's clear that the in-display camera, which avoids creating a notch but results in a hole, looks to be confirmed.

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Display: The Samsung Galaxy A8s comes with a 6.4-inch display with Full HD+ resolution and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. Keep in mind that the 6.4-inch size is for the display from right angles, though from the rounded edges, it is a 6.2-inch display. While that concept render was close, it wasn't until the Galaxy A8s passed through China's TENAA certification process that we got to see real and up close photos of the device. The smartphone is said to be just 7.4mm thick.

-The Galaxy A8s comes with a glossy finish body with Aluminum frame, which gives the phone a premium touch.

Apart from being innovative and different, the technology is important because Samsung is expected to launch its upcoming flagship smartphones the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 with the Infinity-O display. The third one is used only for depth sensing and it's 5MP with f/2.2 aperture.

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