Back in October Samsung introduced new smartphones alongside a teaser for an upcoming Galaxy A8s. While the company didn’t disclose all details about this handset, it did say that this particular unit would come with “first-time adoption” technology. A teaser trailer was presented by the company showing a bezel-less smartphone without a notch. At the time, the known tipster IceUniverse pointed out that the company would place a small hole in the top of the screen to house the front-facing camera.
Since then, the South Korean used the “Infinity O” moniker to describe a full-screen panel with a small cutout in the top-left corner to house the front-facing camera. Today a new leaked image surfaced from SlashLeaks, revealing a screen protector that was allegedly made for the Galaxy A8s. The image in question shows an in-screen cutout in the upper left corner of the screen
According to recent rumors, the next year Galaxy S10 will also come with an in-display camera. While this is something really different for the audience, by using this kind of approach a smartphone doesn’t need to use a notch or a pop-up camera to offer “entire screen” experience.
The Galaxy A8s is rumored to come with an upper mid-range Snapdragon 710 chipset, paired with 6GB of RAM. This smartphone may be the company’s first device to come with a 19:5:9 AMOLED display. The handset should ship with Android 9.0 Pie and a 3,000mAh battery will keep the lights on. On the back, the handset should come with a triple-camera setup. If the recent concept renders and the above image is, in fact, accurate with the real deal, then the Galaxy A8s will be the first Samsung’s smartphone to come with an Infinity O display.