At the Samsung developer conference earlier this week, the South Korean company showcased some of the upcoming Infinity Displays coming next year. While Samsung had so far stayed away from notches, the company will be releasing at least, a few smartphones with notched Infinity Displays next year. Four different Infinity Displays were shown off at the developer conference – Infinity-U, Infinity-V, Infinity-O, and New Infinity. If Eldar Murtazin, smartphone leakster and Mobile Research Group analyst is to be believed, the first Samsung smartphones to feature notched Infinity Displays will be the Galaxy A70 and Galaxy A90.
Galaxy A70, Galaxy A90 Will be Samsung’s First Smartphones to Feature New Infinity Displays
Eldar Murtazin may not be the most well-known smartphone leakster out there, but he does have a pretty impressive track record. Murtazin has been providing accurate information on unannounced devices for more than a decade now. Shortly after the Samsung Developer Conference ended, Murtazin published a tweet claiming that the first Galaxy smartphones to feature “new” Infinity Displays will be the Galaxy A70 and Galaxy A90. Both smartphones will reportedly be a class higher than the current Galaxy A7 and Galaxy A9. In terms of pricing, however, the leakster claims both smartphones will not be unreasonably expensive.
The first devices with new Infinity displays from Samsung will be the February Galaxy A70 / A90. Updated A-series, a class higher than the current A7 / A9.
— Ben Geskin (@BenGeskin) November 8, 2018
According to leakster Benjamin Geskin, the Galaxy A70 and Galaxy A90 will be the first Galaxy smartphones to feature new Infinity Displays but not the “New Infinity” Display that was showcased at the Samsung Developer Conference. As can be seen in the image above, the “New Infinity” display is a nearly all-screen design. It is expected that the “New Infinity” Display will first appear on Samsung flagship smartphones next year. Since the Galaxy A70 and Galaxy A90 will be mid-range models, they are likely to come with an Infinity-U, Infinity-V, or Infinity-O Displays instead. The Infinity-U Display features a waterdrop-style U-shaped notch at the top. Infinity-V Display, on the other hand, sports a V-shaped notch at the top. Infinity-O is the least attractive of the new Infinity Display line, featuring a circular cutout near the top left corner of the display. Sadly, however, Samsung will not be the only smartphone maker to launch smartphones with an off-center notch next year. Recently, leaked images of the ASUS ZenFone 6 revealed an off-center notch on the upper right corner of the smartphone.
What We Expect from Samsung’s Next-Generation Galaxy A-Series Mobiles
Since the Galaxy A70 and Galaxy A90 are expected to be a class higher than the current Galaxy A7 and Galaxy A9, we can expect both smartphones to be powered by a newer Exynos chipset such as, the Exynos 7 9610. The current Galaxy A9 runs on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660 AIE octa-processor, so we will not be surprised if the Galaxy A90 utilizes Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 710 or Snapdragon 675 chipset. In the memory department, however, the Galaxy A70 and Galaxy A90 are likely to be more or less identical to the current models.
The key selling point of both the Galaxy A7 and Galaxy A9 smartphones is their imaging prowess. While the Galaxy A7 sports a triple-camera setup at the rear, the Galaxy A9 has a quad-camera setup. Samsung Galaxy A70 and Galaxy A90 are expected to be similar to the current models in terms of imaging, although, Samsung may decide to use newer sensors for better performance.