The Samsung Galaxy A8s is set to go official in China later today. Ahead of the launch event, the first Samsung smartphone with an Infinity-O display has been certified by the 3C certification agency in China. As is usually the case, the Galaxy A8s 3C certification does not reveal anything new about the smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy A8s Granted 3C Certification
The Samsung Galaxy A8s 3C certification only confirms the smartphone will bear the model number SM-G8870 and ship with an EP-TA200 power adapter in the box. Samsung EP-TA200 supports 9V 1.67A / 5V 2A fast charging. While the Galaxy A8s will be the first smartphone to sport an in-display front camera, Huawei and Lenovo are also set to announce their first smartphones with a cut-out in the display for the selfie camera later this month. Huawei will be launching the Nova 4 in China on December 17, while Lenovo’s Z5s will be made official on December 18.
Samsung recently announced that it will be launching its first smartphone with an Infinity-O Display, the Galaxy A8s at an event in China on December 10. Ahead of its launch in China next week, the smartphone has been spotted on the TENAA website. While TENAA is yet to list all the key specs of the upcoming smartphone on its website, it has published a few images showing the smartphone from all sides.
Samsung Galaxy A8s Visits TENAA Ahead of Debut in China Next Week
As mentioned above, TENAA is yet to update the Galaxy A8s listing with detailed specifications of the handset. However, the listing does reveal a few key specs of the smartphone. It confirms the Galaxy A8s will sport a 6.39-inch display, although the resolution has not been confirmed yet. In terms of size, the handset will measure 158.4 x 74.9 x 7.4mm. Fueling the smartphone will be a 3300mAh capacity battery. Since the Galaxy A8s is expected to be a premium mid-range device, we expect it to offer fast charging support as well.
The images published by TENAA confirm the Galaxy A8s will come equipped with a triple-camera setup on the back, similar to the Galaxy A7 (2018). We can also see that the handset will include a fingerprint sensor on the back, with the Samsung logo placed slightly below it. Rumors suggest the smartphone will run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 octa-core 10nm processor under the hood, coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. For selfies, the Galaxy A8s is rumored to sport a 24MP resolution snapper inside the O-shaped cutout in the display. On the software front, the Galaxy A8s is expected to run on Android 8.1 Oreo-based Samsung Experience UX out of the box. While the images published by TENAA do not confirm it, a recent leak had claimed that the Galaxy A8s will not include a 3.5mm headphone jack. We expect to find out a lot more about the upcoming Galaxy smartphone once TENAA updates the listing with more detailed specifications.