Galaxy A8s hits TENAA, confirming LCD display and more
The Samsung Galaxy A8s' release may be more hotly anticipated than that of the average mid-ranger. This is because it has been widely touted to be the first device to exhibit an Infinity-O display. This technology puts the front-facing camera (most likely a single one, in the case of the A8s) right into the display a few millimeters from the edge, thus obviating the need for a notch.
We now know many more concrete details about the Galaxy A8s. It has passed through TENAA certification, which results in new images and a spec sheet for the upcoming phone. It seems the Galaxy A8s' Infinity-O camera will peek through an LCD display and not a Super AMOLED reserved for more premium Samsung phones. This display is 6.39 inches in size with a 2340x1080 resolution. This screen will not be getting a next-generation fingerprint scanner of any kind, as there is clearly a module for this on the back of the phone. This rear panel is also shown in a gradient white-to-gray shade, although the certification says it comes in black.
The Galaxy A8s is to be powered by a 2.2/1.7GHz chipset. While unnamed, this processor is most likely to be the Snapdragon 710. It is also listed as coming in 6GB or 8GB variants, although both will have 128GB of internal storage. The A8s is also described as having a 24+5+10MP triple rear camera and a selfie camera that is indeed a 24MP singular sensor. Unfortunately, the screen as pictured in the certification details is off, preventing a complete confirmation of its Infinity-O placement.
The Galaxy A8s (or SM-G8870) does not have a launch date as yet, although it will reportedly fail to precede that of the competing Huawei Nova 4.