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When is the Galaxy A8s release date?

The phone can be pre-ordered in China until 21 December, then we assume it will start shipping after that date.

We'll update you on a launch outside China if we hear any news.

Galaxy A8s

How much will the Galaxy A8s cost?

There's no official price for the Galaxy A8s but we can have a decent guess considering the Galaxy A8 was £449.

So we'd expect the A8s to be a little more expensive at around £499.

What are the Galaxy A8s specs?

The screen that includes the so called 'punch hole' camera is what Samsung calls Infinity-O. It's a 6.4in screen with a 1080 x 2340 resolution and a tall 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The firm doesn't mention Super AMOLED so we assume it's IPS LCD instead.

Galaxy A8s Infinity-O

The hole for the camera is 6.7mm so bigger than the View 20's which is 4.5mm. It houses a 24Mp selfie camera. The Galaxy S10 may also come with a punch hole camera, but in the middle of the display.

At the back there are three cameras: A 24Mp main sensor with a large f/1.7 aperture, a 10Mp telephoto lens at f/2.4 opening and a third 5Mp sensor used for depth sensing.

Galaxy A8s cameras

In other news, it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor with either 6- or 8GB of RAM. There's a whopping 128GB of storage and you can add up to 512GB more thanks to a microSD card slot.

There's a 3400mAh battery with Adaptive Fast Charging via USB-C and the A8s runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with Samsung's own UI. There's a rear fingerprint scanner but no headphone jack.

The Galaxy A8s will be available in Blue, Grey and Green.