Samsung teases the Galaxy A8s with bezel-less design and hole in the display

Samsung teases the Galaxy A8s with bezel-less design and hole in the display
Earlier today, Samsung took to the stage in China to announce the Galaxy A6s and Galaxy A9s (the Chinese version of the new Galaxy A9). However, in an unexpected move, the company also announced a third device that will soon be released, the Galaxy A8s.

Samsung failed to provide any concrete details about what can be expected from the smartphone in terms of specifications or features, but it did claim that it will come equipped with a “first-time adoption” technology. Once again, Samsung didn’t elaborate on the matter but it went on to provide a very futuristic-looking teaser image of the smartphone which hints at an all-screen design.

According to tipster Ice Universe, this “first-time” technology will actually be a new display that comes complete with a small hole in one of the top corners or towards the center that will accommodate the front-facing camera. This display will reportedly also adopt a new 19.5:9 aspect ratio, leaving a tiny bezel both above and below the panel which will be big enough to accommodate the in-ear speaker and any other necessary sensors.

One separate source has also stated that the Galaxy A8s is the Snapdragon 710-powered Samsung smartphone that was rumored just a few days back. If this is the case, a triple rear camera setup is to be expected, as is a relatively small 3,000mAh battery.

The South Korean giant is yet to confirm when the Galaxy A8s will reach consumers but, according to recent information, the smartphone will be released in January. What remains to be seen at this point is if Samsung will release it internationally.


source: Ice UniverseMMDDJ_ Image Source: Weibo (translated),

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34 Comments

1. TechNeck

Posts: 649; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Now this is the type of groundbreaking news I want to hear

30. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

Notch hole!!! They’re not selling well so they need to go with the trend. Hopeless Samsung now and funny how they ridiculously mock apple’s notches. This is ugly.

33. dimas

Posts: 3342; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Relax. It's a mid-range device. Samsung have plenty of models where they can test whatever design they wanted to. You can yell and scream all you want in your tiny little room and samsung will still continue these process even after we all die.

2. panrt321

Posts: 100; Member since: Aug 23, 2018

Notch!!

6. Fred3

Posts: 494; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

No just a hole

25. ProblemSolver15

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

Hole!!

26. yalokiy

Posts: 944; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

An eye!

3. Subie

Posts: 2350; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Looks like Sammy is testing the waters with the A line to see how well this might be received. It'll be neat to see actual demos of a finished product.

7. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

This is the catalyst for the Galaxy S10 and I think it’s going to be amazing.

9. Subie

Posts: 2350; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Agreed. It's definitely progress...

4. sherman0422

Posts: 11; Member since: Apr 03, 2015

I find the hole much more appealing, I just hope we don't start seeing more then one.

5. Valdomero

Posts: 666; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Oh my! that's a gorgeous design, the only drawback I see is the small space above the hole..., What will they put there?

8. Subie

Posts: 2350; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Whatever wallpaper is in use will most likely show on that "small" portion of the screen.

11. phljcnth

Posts: 553; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Dont know how to feel about this. Hope it wont look like a big dead pixel.

18. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Beats an ugly notch taking up and 1" of width on the screen. Where you at Nate. As you can see, while Apple just did a latent about drilling a hole in the display for sensors, Samsung is already doing it and has already been working on it as a possible solution.

12. Landon

Posts: 1244; Member since: May 07, 2015

The S10 will most likely adopt this look as well so if that's the case, won't the S10 need more than one hole?

13. scarface21173

Posts: 657; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

S10 may have a pin hole

14. OneLove123

Posts: 966; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Take my money!

16. NateDiaz

Posts: 1084; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Wish you had some.

20. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

What were you saying yesterday about Samsung talking about Samsung taking something from Apple? Looks like Samsung actually has a working product with what Apple just patented. So at least we know Samsung did it first. But you was talking all that smack. Hahaha. Samsung is the true innovator and does invent what it needs for its produxts. Apple just copies, steals and buys everything they have.

31. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

Samsung copies everything from apple. They need to do the hole notch after bitching apple’s notch. I wonder how many note9 they sell. Anyway you would be happy coz they will have a bogo with old trash phones from ur beloved ahole.

21. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

He probably has more than you. I know I have more than you.

28. OneLove123

Posts: 966; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

That's why you borrowed $10 from me last week.

15. tjdcks1245

Posts: 6; Member since: Feb 19, 2014

samusn said...they have no whole! no need the camera whole!

17. cmdacos

Posts: 4095; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

A hole is just as moronic as a notch. Sensors embedded under the screen or a thin full bezel. Those are the only options I want to see.

22. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

I agree, any obstruction to the display is a foolish concept. Samsung doesn't need to do this. Keep the bezel unless under the screen sensors become an impossibility, then holes may be an alternative. Considering the usual feint of Samsung Galaxy phones, too many sensors mean to many holes. But one small hole that would house proximity and camera, I wouldn't be totally against if it was the only way.

19. Nionx

Posts: 196; Member since: Oct 30, 2017

I approve. Much better than a notched design. I especially like the hole in the corner. I do hope that's the concept the go with.

23. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Corner is better than middle. But middle is better for selfie photos because you won't have to off-center the camera.

24. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

I posted Samsung would have an all-screen design for the Galaxy S after they reduced the bezels on the S8. It was an obvious evolution. But the haters came out in droves saying I didn't know what I was talking about. Looks like it's the Apple loving Samsung haters with egg on their faces now...hahahah. Samsung is the true innovator. This would be a better option vs the Vivo that has the popup camera which comes out too slow to take a spur of the moment shot.

29. Alcyone

Posts: 304; Member since: May 10, 2018

May be off subject, but related to Samsung. https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2018/10/21/samsung-galaxy-s10-smartphone-galaxy-f-s9-note9/ If, true, then that really changes the game quiet a bit.

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