Samsung launching punch-hole display phone first

Samsung launching punch-hole display phone first

United States telecom carrier Verizon and Samsung have announced to jointly launch one of the first commercial 5G smartphones in the USA in the first half of 2019. Samsung's announcement came in just a day after Huawei announced about its Nova 4 that will also have the same top corner hole for selfie camera to be unveiled a week later on December 17. So, with the official confirmation of the Galaxy A8 launch, Samsung seems to have taken the segment by the scruff of it neck. This brand-new model, which includes the latest Kirin 980 SoC, 6GB RAM, 128GB storage is going to release in China first. Smartphones with in-display cameras will start popping up this month, with Samsung and Huawei both set to announce one before the holidays. The two phones actually look extremely similar, as you can see in the provided image. Unfortunately, the device won't feature an in-display fingerprint scanner, but will have a rear-mounted sensor instead. The smartphone is said to have a cutout on the top left side.

We don't know the specifications yet so better wait for some leaks in the coming days.

Samsung teased the Galaxy A8s phone on Chinese social media platform Weibo revealing the screen design. In this, we can see Huawei Nova 4 has a striking resemblance to the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10, if we go by its leaked renders, too. It's able to read specific pressure from a finger press that the document refers to as "force touch", with Samsung noting that the force touch recognition will be confined to the lower part of the display.

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What To Expect In The Spec Department? So, even if it comes second, it will still have an advantage over the Galaxy A8s (expected to have a Snapdragon 710). Up front, there will be a 24MP sensor sitting inside the display hole.

The Samsung Galaxy A8s will ship with Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box which is a bit let down considering that Google had already released the stable Android 9 Pie back in August this year.

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