The Samsung Galaxy S10 is already rumored to arrive with a hole in its display to accommodate the front-facing camera. However, the first Samsung phone to feature this type of design might actually be the mid-range Galaxy A8s.
Renders for the Galaxy A8s have hit the web and the show what the upcoming smartphone might look like. The renders of the device were created by the German website AllAboutSamsung. They were created based on numerous rumors and other leaks. Although these aren’t official press renders, they do provide everyone a clear image of what the device could look like. The renders may also hint at what to expect from the Galaxy S10 lineup, which is expected to launch early next year.
It’s important to point out that AllAboutSamsung was the one that revealed the accurate render of the Galaxy A9 (2018) a month before it was officially announced by Samsung, according to GSM Arena.
The Galaxy A8s comes with a true edge-to-edge display with very slim bezels on all sides. The bottom chin appears to be a little thicker, but it’s thin enough that it isn’t a huge distraction. The hole in the display is located on the upper left-hand side of the handset and it houses the front-facing camera module.
It’s widely believed that this is Samsung’s Infinity O display, which was teased by the South Korean company earlier this month during its annual Developers Conference. The Infinity O is just one of four new Infinity D
what’s found on the Essential Phone, while the Infinity V is almost exactly the same except the notch has sharper edges. There’s also what’s been dubbed as “New Infinity,” which doesn’t have a notch or a cutout of any kind but offers a true all-screen experience.
The addition of the Infinity O display on the Galaxy A8s signals Samsung’s desire to deliver on a true all-screen smartphone without having to put a large notch in the display. The small circular hole should be a lot less intrusive and it’s likely that a lot of users who aren’t fans of notches will appreciate this type of design.
On the back, the renders show that the Galaxy A8s will have triple cameras that look a lot like what’s already found on the Galaxy A7 (2018). The device also appears to still have a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, which also means that the device won’t have an in-display sensor.
It was previously rumored that the Galaxy A8s will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor along with a 3,000mAh battery. There’s still no word on an official release date, but it’s being speculated that it may arrive sometime in early 2019 before the launch of the Galaxy S10.
isplays that Samsung is currently developing. The Infinity U features a notch similar to