Samsung just recently announced the launch date of its first Infinity-O toting Galaxy A8s yesterday on Chinese social media. The handset is now due to launch in just a few days on December 10 ahead of the similar Huawei Nova 4 that also bears a punch-hole camera design. The Galaxy A8s recently also appeared on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the US spilling some of its key specifications in the process. Now, the handset has appeared on another major certification portal -the WFA (Wi-Fi Alliance) indicating that it’s US launch is also very well nearing fast.
As usual, the WFA certificate contains info regarding the Wi-Fi capacities of the upcoming premium smartphone. It has the model number SM-G8870 just as it had at the FCC. The Galaxy A8s will support dual-band Wi-Fi, reveals the document which was even suggested by the FCC listing, so there’s nothing much new to state here. Besides this, there’s a wealth of info coming from leaks that tell us quite a bit about the bezel-less smartphone. It will have a pretty high screen-to-body ratio as the Infinity-O Display will make sure there are no notches. A recent report also stated that the mid-range smartphone would do away with the beloved 3.5mm headphone jack. However, this is not confirmed right now. Also, the front will have just one camera, which is obvious since there will be a single hole in the Infinity-O Display as compared to the alleged CAD renders of the Galaxy S10 Plus that surfaced yesterday.
As for other rumoured specifications, the display is believed to be a 6.3-inch IPS LCD panel manufactured by BOE. It’s likely to sport a Full-HD+ resolution. Inside the chassis, the Galaxy A8s could boast either a Snapdragon 710 SoC or a Snapdragon 660 AIE processor. The former is a more recent chip from Qualcomm fabricated on the 10nm process coupled with an Adreno 616 GPU.
Speculation is rife that the rear of the Galaxy A8s will be home to a triple camera setup very similar to the Galaxy A7 (2018). Up front, there will be a 24MP sensor sitting inside the display hole. The Galaxy A8s will launch on December 10 after which it should make its way to other countries, notably the US, as suggested by these certifications.