Samsung, Huawei tease all-screen phones with tiny cutouts

Alfred Osborne
December 6, 2018

The Samsung Galaxy A8s is one of the most anticipated smartphones owing to its innovative display cut-out feature. This design is better than the notch design that we have seen this year in nearly all the phones. What's interesting about this launch is that the smartphone will bring a new solution to the notch. So, with the official confirmation of the Galaxy A8 launch, Samsung seems to have taken the segment by the scruff of it neck.

Along with the oval cutout housing the dual selfie cameras (there is nothing being hidden here in these renders unlike some companies who forbid showing the notch in advertising material) there is also a triple camera on the rear. The image shows the front panel of the Huawei Nova 4 and the circular cutout near the upper left corner of the display is clearly visible.

A new teaser image posted on Weibo has revealed that Huawei's Nova 4 smartphone will be coming later this month. The launch date of Huawei Nova 4 is set as 17th December, while the launch date of Galaxy A8s is set a full weak earlier i.e. 10th December, which will make it world's first smartphone to sport a display hole.

In another similar instance, previously Samsung had teased its foldable smartphone, but came second in that race as a relatively unknown Chinese company, Royole, stole Samsung's thunder by revealing a commercial foldable smartphone before.

There have been several leaks detailing the specs of the Samsung Galaxy A8s.

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Theres no in-display fingerprint reader, instead theres a classic reader on the back.

The new Galaxy A8s is expected to come with a mammoth 6.39-inch LCD screen with 2340x1080p resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio.

Yes, there will be a small hole in the screen on the top left edge for the front camera. The device could be fueled by a 3,400mAh battery with support for fast charging and run Android 9 Pie operating system out of the box with Samsung's latest OneUI on top.

The Galaxy A8s will be a mid-range smartphone, and if rumors are to be believed, it will be fueled by one of Qualcomm's mid-range chips, the Snapdragon 710.

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