Samsung is expected to launch the Samsung Galaxy A8s in China in early 2019. The phone’s rumored Infinity-O display seems to be confirmed by an FCC listing for the device, equipped with a small hole in the upper left corner, designed to accommodate the front camera.
Samsung Galaxy A8s Visits the FCC
The confirmation today, FCC published (Federal Communications Commission) of the United States, its documentation on Samsung’s upcoming SM-G8870. There are no official images of the smartphone but we have a screenshot that confirms the FCC certification number, in which you see an empty space in the status bar, right at the hole.
The rear side of the phone is expected to feature a triple camera setup. It is rumored to include a 25-megapixel sensor, a 5-megapixel sensor, and a 10-megapixel sensor. For shooting selfies, it could be equipped with a 24-megapixel selfie shooter.
Furthermore, Galaxy A8s should remain confined to the Chinese market but it is likely that the same solution will be adopted on some models destined for other markets. Bad news instead for those who still use headphones with 3.5mm jack, as reported by the leaker @MMDDJ_ Samsung will begin to abandon the jack on their smartphones, just starting from Galaxy A8s.
Samsung Galaxy A8s Specification
The Samsung Galaxy A8s is likely to be a China-only device & itself is rumored to feature a 6.39-inch TFT LCD display and could be Samsung’s first phone with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 710 soc. Memory-wise, the A8s should have 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage, it will be featuring a microSD card. A triple camera can be found on the back, while the front camera-in-a-hole should have a 24-megapixel sensor. it is powered by a 3,300 mAh battery and this can be confirmed by the Anatel certification of the same battery with model number EB-BA750ABU. Is also speculated to be the Samsung’s first phone to come without a 3.5 mm headphone jack. Samsung is yet to confirm its existence. Hopefully, it will come with the latest Android 9 Pie OS onboard. The official Chinese launch is expected in January 2019 & other countries a few weeks later.
The Korean company is apparently testing the waters with the Galaxy A8s and its all-in approach. Given the Galaxy A9s and Galaxy A6s monikers are China-exclusive, we might see the new device getting unveiled first in China, and if the reception is going on well, Samsung will likely copy the product design in its Galaxy S10 series, bound to arrive in Q1 2019.
We are still waiting to hear more specs about the upcoming phone, but we know the display with a hole is likely to be developed by BOE, a company specializing in unusual screens, rumored to partner Huawei in developing a foldable phone.