Samsung has reportedly announced this year8217;s edition of its Galaxy A8 mid-range smartphone, featuring the new Infinity-O display and an in-display camera hole that eliminates the cut-out notch.
There8217;s not much in the way of official press materials from Samsung yet, but as expected the 6.4-inch Galaxy A8 display is made with LCD technology rather than the AMOLED screens Samsung places within its flagship devices (via Inquirer).
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The processor too is of the mid-range variety, with the Snapdragon 710 chip doing the feature lifting. There8217;s 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of storage. Unfortunately, Samsung has ditched the headphone jack this time around.
Samsung has gone with a trio of rear-facing cameras, just like the recent Galaxy S7 release. There8217;s a 10-megapixel telephoto sensor with a 2x optical zoom, a 24-megapixel sensor with an f/1.7 lens and another 5-megapixel f/2.2 camera.
The phone only runs Android Oreo 8.1 out of the box, which means Samsung fans will face a wait for Android 9.0 Pie. The company is currently testing the update on its flagship phones with a full rollout scheduled for next month.
The launch itself took place in China on Monday, with pre-orders opening on December 21. Unfortunately there8217;s no news yet of a UK price or release date for the phone. Samsung has opened a registration page for those interested in snapping up the phone.
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