After weeks of rumors, Samsung Galaxy A8s has finally been launched. Just like it had been teased before, the A8s is the first from Samsung to adopt new Infinity-O display technology that features a camera hole in the actual panel to accommodate the selfie lens.
As you may have already guessed, the Galaxy A8s isn’t a high-end device, but this doesn’t mean there’s nothing to smile about, especially in matters of performance specs. The phone packs the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor mated with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage.
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While getting a better picture of how powerful and effective this hardware combo is requires using the Galaxy A8s in the real world, we already have our first look at the device’s benchmarks, giving us an early look into what to expect in terms of performance.
Looking at the figures at hand, where the single-core test recorded a score of 1819 while multi-core test scored 5675, there is no doubt that the A8s is a powerhouse, even nearly matching the likes of Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ in Geekbench benchmark scores. Of course, this is true because both the Snapdragon 835 and Snapdragon 710 chipsets are products of the 10nm process, meaning users of the A8s can also expect battery efficiency that is similar to the 2017 flagship phones.
It’s worth noting that even though the A8s nearly matches the benchmark scores of the S8, these two might not necessarily deliver the same experience in real-world use. If anything, we can only verify all these when we get hold of the phone and put it through its paces, but when exactly this will happen depends on the phone’s global availability, which, at the moment, is still elusive.