Samsung Galaxy A8s specs leaked, release expected in January

The Samsung Galaxy A8s specs have surfaced online in a new report. Samsung had mentioned this handset in passing during its Galaxy A9s and Galaxy A6s event in China about a month ago. It also teased that this would be the company’s first notch-free smartphone. Reports suggest that Samsung’s Infinity-O display might make its debut on the Galaxy A8s.

Subsequent reports had suggested that the Galaxy A8s display would have a hole in the panel for the front camera. Some purported front panels have since appeared online to back up this claim. Samsung hasn’t officially said when it’s going to introduce this device.

Samsung Galaxy A8s specs leaked

According to the report, the Galaxy A8s features a 6.39-inch Infinity-O FHD+ resolution LCD display. Samsung will reportedly be sourcing this panel from Chinese display maker BOE. This is the part that doesn’t make much sense. Samsung has no reason to source this panel from BOE since it’s very capable of making high quality display panels itself. It’s also believed to possess the technology required to drill a hole in the active display area for the camera.

Other Samsung Galaxy A8s specs are said to include a Snapdragon 710 processor with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. It may have a triple camera system at the back. The 24-megapixel front camera reportedly sits in a 6.7mm diameter hole in the display.

While we’re on the subject of the Infinity-O display, Samsung has reportedly started manufacturing similar panels for the Galaxy S10 as well. It is as yet unknown if either one or all of the four expected Galaxy S10 models will house the front camera in a hole at the front.

The Galaxy A8s measures 59.11 x 74.88 and 7.38mm with its 3,400mAh battery. Samsung will reportedly begin selling it in January 2019 in a black-gray gradient color. No word as yet if this device will be limited to China or if Samsung will launch it in other markets as well.

As is the case with all leaks, take this with a bit of skepticism until there’s more to go on.

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