Alleged Samsung Galaxy A8s FCC approval suggests its international launch

by Anvinraj Valiyathara 0

The Galaxy A8s is the upcoming A-series phone from Samsung. It is speculated that the model number of the smartphone is SM-G8870. The Galaxy A8s has gained a lot of traction in the recent weeks since it is speculated to be debut as the first Samsung phone with Infinity-O design display. The new screen design will allow the phone to boast a very high screen-to-body ratio since it will feature a small hole for the front camera. The Galaxy A8s may launch first in China in December. The SM-G8870 has also been certified by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) which indicates that its international launch may not be far away. Probably, the smartphone may carry Galaxy A8 (2018) moniker outside of China.

SM-G8870 FCC

The FCC approval of the SM-G8870 has revealed that it is equipped with Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0 LW, NFC, ANT+ standards. The other details that have surfaced through the FCC listing include 158.4 x 74.9mm dimensions, 3,300mAh battery and USB-C port. The Galaxy A7 (2018) is also equipped with same sized battery.

The Galaxy A8s rumors have revealed that it will be featuring a 6.39-inch IPS LCD display. The Snapdragon 710 chipset will be the driving force of the smartphone. The SoC of the phone will be supported by 6 GB of RAM and it will carry an internal storage of 128 GB. For more storage, it will be equipped with a microSD card slot.

For capturing selfies, the small hole on the display of the Galaxy A8s is expected to house a 24-megapixel frontal shooter. The back panel of the phone is expected to include 24-megapixel + 5-megapixel + 10-megapixel triple camera system. The handset come preinstalled with Android 9 Pie OS flavored with the latest One UI by Samsung. It is unlikely to feature a 3.5mm audio jack. It is speculated to hit markets outside of China in January 2019.

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