Galaxy A8s: Samsung's circular notch smartphone unveils

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The next Galaxy A is already talking about him and his technical sheet has even leaked on the web. In addition to its big screen Infinity-O, the Galaxy A8s should have the distinction of shipping many components not designed by Samsung.

Determined not to see Huawei catch up, Samsung has been working hard for a few months. The South Korean company launched the first smartphone with four photo sensors on the back and unveiled Infinity Flex, foldable screen for smartphone. Far from being short of ideas, Samsung has also shown what could it look like his next aircraft, confirming in passing that he was ready to go to the notches.

Samsung Galaxy A8s

The concept of the Samsung Galaxy A8s imagined by the site © AllAboutSamsung

The firm, however, intends to stand out and is working on a "new Infinity", a new version of its borderless screen that could offer notches in the shape of U (Infinity-U), V (Infinity-V) and even O. L Infinity-O screen is particular since it does not embark the famous notch, but rather a "bubble" in the screen and the first model equipped with this circular window could quickly arrive on the market. Samsung is indeed preparing a Galaxy A8s, a mid-range smartphone that could be unveiled in January, a few weeks before the highly anticipated Galaxy S10. The German site AllAboutSamsung follows, as its name implies, closely the news of the Korean brand and has gotten hold of new information about this new device. In particular, the site has posted the Galaxy A8s technical sheet and confirms that it should ship an Inifinity-O screen of 6.39 FHD +. Small peculiarity, Samsung would not be at the origin of this screen since it would be an LCD panel manufactured by BOE.

Under the hood, the smartphone would ship a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC coupled with 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 128GB of storage. For the photo part, the Galaxy A8s should afford a triple photo sensor at the back, as the Galaxy A7. Our German colleagues are banking on a 24 megapixel sensor associated with 10 and 5 megapixel sensors without giving more details. A 3400 mAh battery would power everything and the smartphone would offer a USB-C port.

Samsung and Huawei play cat and mouse

Unlike its rivals, Samsung is used to integrate its own screens, memories, chips or photo sensors in its devices. With the Galaxy A8s, the market leader would trust subcontractors including Chinese BOE for its screen. A supplier however far from unknown, since it is the third largest screen manufacturer in the world. Huawei did not hesitate to appeal to him to strengthen its independence … and turn away from Samsung.

So it is the turn of the South Korean giant to get closer to BOE, which has more than proven on the LCD market. This could explain Samsung's decision to abandon its usual AMOLED panel for LCD on its Galaxy A8s, but this information remains to be confirmed. Note that his rival Huawei seems to be about to present a notch smartphone there also circular at the screen.

The price and release date of the Galaxy A8s are not known, but the device would be unveiled in January. That would allow Samsung to launch a 2019 year that promises to be already loaded.