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Samsung Galaxy A8s Gets Certified by NRRA, May Launch in South Korea Soon

On: January 14, 2019

Samsung launched the Galaxy A8s in China last month, its first smartphone to feature an Infinity-O display. At the time of its launch, the Galaxy A8s was expected to remain exclusive to the Chinese market. Recently, however, the Wi-Fi Alliance certified a new variant of the smartphone, bearing the model number SM-G887N. The letter N at the end of the model number suggested Samsung could soon launch the smartphone in South Korea. The same SM-G887N variant of the Galaxy A8s has now been certified by the National Radio Research Agency (NRRA) in South Korea.

Samsung Galaxy A8s Set to be Launched in South Korea Soon

The NRRA certification makes it quite clear that Samsung will be launching the Galaxy A8s in its home market soon. Sadly, however, there is no word yet on when exactly the Galaxy A8s will be launched in South Korea. While the certification does not confirm the device’s hardware specifications, we do not expect to see any major difference between the Chinese and Korean versions of the Galaxy A8s in terms of the key features and specifications.

The Galaxy A8s sports a 6.4-inch Infinity-O IPS LCD display with 1080 x 2340 Full HD+ resolution and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Powering the Galaxy A8s is a 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 octa-core processor clocked at up to 2.2 GHz with an Adreno 616 GPU. The smartphone comes in two memory configurations: 6GB RAM + 128GB storage and 8GB RAM + 128GB storage. For further expansion up to 512GB, the smartphone includes a microSD card slot as well. At the rear, Galaxy A8s features a triple-camera setup with a 24MP primary sensor, 10MP secondary sensor, and a 5MP depth sensor. On the front, it features a 24MP selfie snapper clubbed with an f/2.0 aperture. Rest of the key highlights include a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C port, and a 3400mAh non-removable battery with fast charging support. In terms of software, the smartphone runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo operating system with Samsung’s custom Android skin running on top.

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