Galaxy A model smartphones have been Samsung’s guinea pig for their more expensive S series phones. This week’s launch of Galaxy A8s has some mixed reactions from tech enthusiasts across the globe.

The visually appealing large front display cannot be overlooked in this phone. Thanks to Samsung’s Infinity-O display you get more active screen area from edge to edge. That top bezel area with a front facing camera and a company logo you see on a typical smartphone is now gone with A8s. The display screen is seamless except for a small cutout on the top left for the 24-megapixel front camera.

Samsung A8s Infinity-O Display

3.5mm Headphone Jack input is gone

It was Apple which went against all the odds to remove the headphone jack from their iPhone 7 in 2016. The online world was flooded with surprise, hate, and even disgust from iPhone users and non-users alike for the absence of a 3.5mm jack port. Even Samsung in its commercial mocked Apple for needing dongles for charging and to play music.

Galaxy A8s has bowed down to Apple and has done away with a headphone jack. Some pride to swallow for Samsung. But to be fair, it was Google which first followed Apple to kill the 3.5mm jack from its Pixel phones.

Samsung Galaxy A8s no headphone jack

Galaxy A8s Specifications:

Display6.4 inch LCD with full HD+ (1080x2340)
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 710
System RAM6GB or 8GB
ROM storage (in device)128GB
Front camera24-megapixel
Read cameraTriple 24MP/8MP/5MP cameras
Battery3,300 mAh
Color optionsBlue, Gray, Green
Android OS versionAndroid 9.0 (Pie)


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