In January, Samsung will once again reinvent its smartphones through a new design language that will be kicked with the release of the Galaxy A8s. The smartphone will the first to feature, Samsung’s infamous Infinity-O display, a full-screen panel with a small hole for the camera. Apparently, these displays won’t be made by Samsung.
In what seems to be a cost-related move, Samsung will ditch the AMOLED technology in the Galaxy A8s in favor of a cheaper LCD made by Chinese manufacturer BOE. This company isn’t known or have a strong reputation like Samsung or LG, but currently is the main supplier of Huawei’s Mate 20 PRO AMOLED display.
As mentioned in previous posts, the smartphone will feature a small cut-out in the top-left corner for the front-facing camera. This, according to recent reports, will feature a diameter of 6.7mm. According to reports, the Galaxy S10 will adopt the same Infinity-O display but will come with a 3mm cut-out for the front-facing snapper.
If you’ve forgotten the specs, the Galaxy A8s is expected to come with an upper Snapdragon 710 chipset, 6GB of RAM and Android Pie straight out the box with a modest 3,000mAh battery keeping the lights on. Unfortunately, there are no details about the pricing and availability of the upcoming smartphone.