Besides the concept foldable phone, Samsung showcased the several design patterns of company's proprietary Infinity Display at the recently concluded Samsung Developer Conference (SDC) 2018 in California. Many believed the company would begin to launch those newly designed phones in early 2019, but to everyone's surprise, Samsung is now ready with a commercial model.
Samsung teased the Galaxy A8s phone on Chinese social media platform Weibo revealing the screen design. The company has confirmed a launch of the new phone on 10 December and also showed off the device's front panel. The A8s has a mostly (more than 95 percent) front face covered with a functional display with only a small hole in one corner which many believe to be space for the selfie camera.
In the previous generation Galaxy S, A and Note series, the Infinity Display cascaded to the left and right sides, up to the middle of the frame as well as on top and the base, with only tiny bezels making up the forehead and chin. With the new Infinity Display-O, the top bezel is completely gone. The bottom bezel is also trimmed down and when compared to older iterations, the Galaxy A8s is a unique-looking phone.
Galaxy A8s: Other key aspects of the upcoming Samsung phone
The new Galaxy A8s is expected to come with a mammoth 6.39-inch LCD screen with 2340x1080p resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, it will come with Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 710 octa-core processor backed by a sumptuous 6GB RAM, 64GB(or more) storage, Android Pie and a 3,400mAh battery, which should be enough to keep the device running for a whole day under normal usage.
As far as photography hardware is concerned, A8s is expected to come with a feature-rich 24MP front-camera. On the back, it will house a triple camera setup- 24MP primary sensor, 10MP wide-angle sensor, 5MP depth sensor to produce good quality images.