The Bezel-less Galaxy A8s will arrive without an in-display fingerprint scanner

The Bezel-less Galaxy A8s will arrive without an in-display fingerprint scanner
Samsung Galaxy A8s concept render

Samsung’s efforts to revitalize its smartphone business are certainly capturing the attention of consumers but it looks as though its biggest launch will come January in the form of the Galaxy A8s.

Yesterday, while announcing the Galaxy A6s and Galaxy A9s for China, the company teased the upcoming smartphone’s bezel-less design which will reportedly make use of a display hole for the front-facing selfie camera. Aside from this, not too much is known about the smartphone. However, reliable tipster Stever Hemmerstoffer has confirmed that three color options are currently planned: Blue, Green, and Silver. Moreover, despite the recent trend towards in-display fingerprint scanners, it appears this feature has not made the cut.

According to recent information, the Galaxy A8s will be Samsung’s first smartphone to come equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 710. Both RAM and storage counts remain unclear at the moment but, from the looks of things, a relatively small 3,000mAh battery will be included. Also likely is a triple-camera setup on the rear and Android 9 Pie straight out of the box.

As mentioned above, the smartphone will be released in January. This means that Samsung will likely announce it towards the very end of December. Alternatively, if this device is destined for international markets, an announcement at CES 2019 in early January could also be on the cards.

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16 Comments

1. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Looks good. If it has the efficiency of the other A8 phones, this thing will be a real winner.

2. LiveFaith

Posts: 482; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

Sweet. Bezel less revolution finally coming to fruition.

3. mrsmith5280

Posts: 30; Member since: Jul 23, 2018

Great looking design!

14. SmartPhoneMobiles

Posts: 188; Member since: Oct 16, 2016

design? there is only screen don't see design :D

4. japkoslav

Posts: 1516; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

So this is first Samsung with a notch?

5. Chrusti

Posts: 101; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

Are you braindead or blind ?

10. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

An imbecile.

16. japkoslav

Posts: 1516; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

I see a part of the screen, that is not usable thx to camera. So ... am I blind? You can call it what ever you like, but there is a clear defect on a screen.

7. cozze02

Posts: 128; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

More like a hole

8. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

Still a notch.

9. mixedfish

Posts: 1560; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Yep exactly, doesn't matter how small it is. It's still a blight.

11. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

Notch: an indentation or incision on an edge or surface. synonyms: nick, cut, score, incise, carve, scratch, slit, gouge, groove, furrow Cir·cle: a round plane figure whose boundary (the circumference) consists of points equidistant from a fixed point (the center). synonyms: sphere, round

6. BullaBoss

Posts: 141; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Wait for the chin.....

12. KakashiHatake4444

Posts: 79; Member since: Jul 30, 2018

No matter how hard companies like Samsung tries, mofos will always find something to try degrade the effort. Great job Sammy and the other manufacturers who are pushing the innovation boundary. Funny how the ones who laughed at the Note actually have larger screens (just saying)

13. BuffaloSouce unregistered

This is why I'm fine with having some top and bottom bezel. I'd don't want any cutout of any sort in my screen...I'm writing this from my S9+, if Apple did this, those in the comments praises this ugliness would be taking so much crap about them.

15. syntaxlord

Posts: 239; Member since: Oct 01, 2018

Yeah, I feel like the quest for a 100% screen-body ratio has gone too far...

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