Samsung Galaxy A8s and Huawei Nova 4 with in-display camera get official launch dates

Samsung Galaxy A8s and Huawei Nova 4 with in-display camera get official launch dates
Samsung and Huawei are in a tight race to commercially release the world’s first smartphone with in-display camera technology, but the global leader in shipments just pulled (narrowly) ahead by confirming an earlier Galaxy A8s announcement.

It’s probably no coincidence that both companies took to Weibo today to officially schedule highly anticipated product launch events for December 10 and December 17. The two Chinese microblogging accounts shared eerily similar teaser images revealing the groundbreaking outlines of their impending mid-range handsets.

The Samsung Galaxy A8s and Huawei Nova 4 will both adopt (nearly) full-screen designs with no “conventional” notch, almost non-existent “foreheads”, and relatively thin “chins.” A small hole appears to be drilled into both displays to house the selfie camera, coincidentally located in the same top left corner.

While the December 10 Galaxy A8s and December 17 Huawei Nova 4 announcements are slated to take place in China, the two avant-garde devices are expected to go global shortly thereafter. 

Of course, US commercial rollouts are by no means guaranteed (quite on the contrary if we’re talking about Huawei’s phone), but these are also momentous products for what they might anticipate.

The Galaxy S10 is no longer tipped to look identical to the A8s, nonetheless aiming to employ the same general “punch hole” aesthetic. As for the Huawei P30, the rumor mill has been surprisingly quiet until now, but it’s safe to expect some sort of a resemblance with the Nova 4 as well.

Keep in mind that the Huawei Nova 4 has already been seen out in the real world (complete with a headphone jack), while the key Galaxy A8s specs and features were purportedly revealed just last week, including a grand total of four cameras. That’s a lot to be excited about, don’t you think?

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6 Comments

1. Yousefjaber206

Posts: 99; Member since: Jan 09, 2018

They look exactly the same !

3. alanrock

Posts: 224; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

same screen from BOE on both of them.

4. ShaikhJGI

Posts: 356; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Camera aperture looks bigger on Galaxy though :)

2. Novage

Posts: 51; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

I love how the background picture from Samsung is a Galaxy and from Huawei is a SuperNOVA.

6. Smat1234 unregistered

Both are galaxy images. I am impressed by how subtle you are to insinuate Huawei's image is their own idea.

5. Vokilam

Posts: 1002; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

huavey: can I copy your homework? Samsun: yah just change it a little so it doesn’t look like you copied. Huawy: got it - “nova”

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