With the fresh appearance of the launch poster, Samsung today unveiled the launch date of its upcoming Samsung Galaxy A8s. As teased previously, the A8s will feature an edge-to-edge Infinity O display with a Display hole for the camera.
The launch date poster was first seen on the company’s official Weibo account. It reads out “REAL GALAXY” and shows off the Galaxy A8s with its Infinity-O display along with the date December 10 at the bottom. One can see the display cut-out for an In-display camera placed to the top-left corner. There’s also a Chinese text at the bottom that translates into “insight into the future” hinting the use of this technology on the upcoming Galaxy S10.
Earlier today, Huawei too revealed the launch date of its Nova 4 which is going to feature the same tech. It seems like the Korean giant was waiting for the same.
With the scheduled arrival of Dec 10, the device will be the World’s first smartphone to bear an In-display Camera, pushing the Nova 4 to the second position (given that it’ll be coming a week later, on Dec 17).
As of the previous leaks and reports, the Samsung Galaxy A8s is tipped to bear a 6.39-inch Infinity-O LCD panel with a Full-HD+ resolution, sourced from BOE.
Under the hood, it’ll be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC, coupled with 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 128GB storage. The onboard microSD card slot will allow for further storage expansion up to 512GB.
For photography, the Galaxy A8s will reportedly feature a triple camera setup at the rear. The configuration may comprise 24-megapixel, 5-megapixel, and 10-megapixel sensors. Furthermore, the display hole sized 6.7mm upfront will house a 24-megapixel selfie shooter. The rumours also hint at a 3,400mAh battery and lack of headphone jack.
To recall, the company first teased the phone during the Galaxy A9s and Galaxy A6s event held in China, back in October.