Samsung Galaxy A8s Goes on Pre-Order in China: Price Starts at 2,999 Yuan

Samsung Galaxy A8s Goes on Pre-Order in China: Price Starts at 2,999 Yuan

Samsung Galaxy A8s Goes on Pre-Order in China: Price Starts at 2,999 Yuan

by December 22, 2018

South Korean tech giant Samsung had launched its Galaxy A8s smartphone in China on December 10 without disclosing the price. But now the company has revealed the same. The highlight of the device is that it is company’s first phone to feature the all new Infinity-O display.

Samsung Galaxy A8s Pricing and Availability Details

The Samsung Galaxy A8s base variant i.e. 6GB RAM + 128GB internal storage is priced in China at CNY 2,2299 i.e. roughly Rs. 23,400. The price for the top variant i.e. 8GB RAM + 128GB internal storage is still unknown. The pre-order for the phone has already started and the shipping will begin from December 31. There will be three colour options available for the users- Elf Blue, Aurora Black and Allen Silver.

Samsung Galaxy A8s Features and Specifications

The Galaxy A8s sports a 6.4-inch IPS LCD screen with 1080×2340 pixel screen resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The display does not feature a notch or chin at the bottom thanks to the in-screen camera technology. Under the hood, there is an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC to keep things ticking along with Adreno 616 GPU and 6GB as well as 8GB RAM options. The inbuilt storage capacity of the device is 128GB. For more storage, it is equipped with a microSD card slot. The dual-SIM phone runs Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out of the box and is fueled by 3,400mAh battery that supports fast charging technology.

Samsung Galaxy A8s Colour OptionsIn terms of optics, there’s a vertically stacked triple camera set up on the back which comprises of a 24-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.7 aperture + 10-megapixel telephoto sensor with an f/2.4 aperture and 2x optical zoom support + a 5-megapixel depth sensor along with an f/2.2 aperture. The front hosts a 24-megapixel sensor with an f/2.0 aperture for selfies and video calls.

Connectivity features included in Galaxy A8s are 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C. The dimensions of the device are 158.4×74.9×7.4 mm. For security purpose, the phone features a rear mounted fingerprint sensor which is placed in the top-middle, right above the brand’s logo. The handset is equipped with a dedicated button to kick off the brand’s Bixby AI assistant.

  • 6.4-inch IPS LCD screen
  • 1080×2340 pixels
  • 5:9 aspect ratio
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC
  • Adreno 616 GPU
  • 6GB or 8GB of RAM
  • 128GB onboard storage
  • 3,400mAh battery capacity
  • 24MP + 10MP + 5MP triple rear camera
  • 24MP selfie camera

The closest rival to Galaxy A8s is the Huawei Nova 4 that was unveiled a week after the Samsung phone. It also features the same in-display design.