Today, December 10, Samsung Electronics made official its first smartphone with one of the newly developed Infinity displays the company showcased not long ago during a presentation on stage at Samsung Developers Summit 2018, in the USA.
Galaxy A8s is the first Samsung smartphone of many to come with a brand new Infinity display that’s not featuring an AMOLED panel but rather an LCD screen (rumoured developed by Chinese company BOE Display), which means less expensive Galaxy A-series devices in 2019.
The hole in the 6.4-inch Infinity-O display is 6.7mm wide and houses the 24MP selfie snapper with f/2.0 aperture (in the upper left corner of the screen). The new display has a 19,5:9 aspect ratio, no notch and 1,080 x 2,340 pixels screen resolution. You might expect it to drop the notch and the bezels now that it has a circular cutout, however, there is still a tiny chin left at the bottom of the screen.