Samsung might not be the first to debut an in-screen camera (Infinity-O Display) smartphone but it was certainly the one that introduced the idea to the world officially for the first time at its developer conference last month. Since then, the Galaxy A8s which will bear this first Infinity-O Display, has been in the news. Latest information is that the handset has received Bluetooth certification. The handset with model number SM-G8870 was found today with product name labeled as Galaxy A8s. The handset has previously reported getting certified at the FCC and the Wi-Fi Alliance as well in the previous week.
As usual, Bluetooth certification doesn’t get you any of the juicy specifications that you might have been eager to know. However, the Galaxy A8s getting the green lights from all these portals means that the US release is not very far. Samsung recently shared a poster revealing the launch date of the handset as December 10 on Chinese social media.
Based on previous leaks, the Galaxy A8s will also boast a triple camera setup and this will be another key selling point of the handset. Rumour around tech circles is that the rear camera setup will be similar to the Galaxy A7 (2018). There will be a 24MP primary sensor with the addition of a 5MP and a 10MP lenses. The front will house a single shooter, as it will be restricted by the single hole in the display. This will also mean the handset will have a very high screen-to-body ratio if Samsung phases out the bezels completely. The size of the camera hole is said to be 6.7mm while the smartphone itself measures 159.11×74.88×7.38mm.
Recent reports have suggested that Samsung may finally skip the 3.5mm headphone jack beginning with the new A series phone, however, nothing is yet confirmed. Furthermore, the premium mid-ranger could rock a Snapdragon 710 SoC with 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 128GB internal storage. The display is believed to be 6.39-inches on the diagonal and Full-HD+ resolution is very likely.
Huawei and Lenovo are also in the race for a similarly designed device that has a punch hole camera with the former lining up a launch event on December 17 and the latter launching the handset later today in China.