Samsung Galaxy A8s may have LCD Infinity-O display, manufactured by BOE


Of late, we are getting an unconfirmed industry report regarding the displays on the upcoming Galaxy A8s. Interestingly the report claims, Samsung may use AMOLED displays from the Chinese display maker BOE to produce the Infinity-O panel. Looking at our sources, we can expect the Galaxy A8s to make use of the LCD panels, instead of OLED, as a cost-saving measure.

Currently, BOE is meeting the demands among the 6.39-inch OLED display panels on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. We know that Huawei will bring its first smartphone with Infinity-O display in the market. It is quite possible for Samsung to make use a BOE-made LCD panel on the Galaxy A8s.

Samsung Galaxy A8s may have LCD Infinity-O display, manufactured by BOE

Note that it is harder to make an LCD with a hole in display than producing an OLED with one. Our sources also claim that the cutout on the Galaxy A8s will be 6.7mm wide. The cut out on the Galaxy S10 will be around 2-3mm narrower.

The Galaxy A8s will come with triple cameras on the back. Rumors say that it will be the same camera setup as we’ve got to see with the Galaxy A7 2018. Also, the handset is rumored to pack the Snapdragon 710 chipset with 6GB of RAM. Sadly, the fingerprint scanner will remain on the back, and there will be no in-display fingerprint reader. The handset may get official in January 2019, but the rumors also suggest an early launch in December 2018. We’ll soon update you with more details when available.