tech2 News StaffJan 22, 2019 19:50:55 IST
Samsung had launched its first smartphone with a punched-hole camera on 10 December in China called the Samsung A8s featuring the ‘Infinity-O’ display.
Now the company has come up with a coloured variant for the same which according to the report in GizChina is to be launched on the 14 February celebrating Valentines Day.
Koh Dong Jin, CEO of Samsung Mobile China was spotted showcasing the new variant of A8s.
The CEO of Samsung Mobile China shows the A8s FE today, with changeable color. Samsung plan to sale on 14. Feb. pic.twitter.com/TKNkBcKb6I
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The only change that has been mentioned for this variant is the change in colour. The rear of the phone is said to flaunt gradient colouring with shades of gold and pink.
This variant of the phone is mentioned to be called as the new Galaxy A8s FE where the FE stands for "Female Edition".
We fail to understand why the company is particularly targeting the female audience for this as the phone's specifications, design and size remain the same, just there is a slight change in the colour of the phone.
If the company is trying to associate the colour of the phone to the female audience then it just somewhat comes across like it's garnering stereotypes.
To recall the A8s, in terms of display sports a 6.4-inch Infinity-O display with a 19.5:9 ratio.
It is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 710 chipset which sits right below the Snapdragon 845.
In terms of storage, the device was launched in two storage variants: one with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB internal storage and the other with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB storage. The storage can be expanded up to 512 GB via a microSD card.
The Galaxy A8s also features a fingerprint sensor on the rear.
Camera specifications include the following — the device features a triple camera set up at the back with a 24 MP primary camera unit with an f/1.7 aperture for low-light photography. The secondary sensor is a 10 MP unit which supports 2X optical zoom and finally, the third sensor is a 5 MP unit for depth-sensing.
The front camera includes a single 24 MP sensor which is placed beneath the display.
The Galaxy A8s runs Android 8.1 Oreo coupled with Samsung’s custom Experience UI 9.5 and is powered by a 3,300 mAh battery.
We do not know if the smartphone will make its way to India, but if it does, we hope it's without the stereotypes.
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