Samsung’s first punch-hole display smartphone’s price is cheaper than you think


The Samsung Galaxy A8s was unveiled last week, ushering us into the new are of the punch-hole display. At the launch event, Samsung released all the specs of the phone and details regarding the new display technology but left out one key piece of information – the price. 

That last missing piece was revealed today. The Samsung Galaxy A8s is now available for pre-order in China with a list price of CNY 2,999, roughly $435 USD or 380 Euro. While it’s not exactly cheap, the price of the Galaxy A8s shows that Samsung isn’t going to be demanding too much of a premium for devices with punch-hole displays. Those who pre-order the Samsung Galaxy A8s should receive their devices on December 31, allowing the Galaxy A8s to be the only device with a punch-hole display to officially make it to market in 2018. 

The CNY 2,999 price point for the Samsung Galaxy A8s is for the lower-end model which comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The higher-end variant with 8GB of RAM could cost as much as CNY 3,499, but Samsung has yet to reveal its official price. 

Other Samsung Galaxy A8s specifications include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC, 128GB of storage, 3300mAh battery, a triple camera setup on the back with 24MP, 5MP and 10MP sensors and a front-facing 24MP selfie camera and a 6.14-inch Full HD+ display.

Samsung has yet to announce the availability of the Galaxy A8s in other markets, but the phone will likely be made available across Asia and Europe within the next few months. 

Source: Gadgets 360

Nick Gray
I'm a life-long tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC. After writing about tech for more than a decade, I jumped at the opportunity to take on the role of Editor in Chief at Phandroid. Please contact me at [email protected].

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