Many have pointed out, either in criticism and in praise, that Samsung has stubbornly refused to jump on the notch bandwagon. For better or worse, it could be making that jump now. Ekki bara það, það gæti verið að gera leaps with not one but three possible notch designs. De eerste zou kunnen landen op de Galaxy A8s, als deze nieuwe lek is te worden geloofd.
Samsung has applied for a couple of Infinity-related trademarks and the letters that accompany the name might, in fact, refer to the kind of notch the screen will have. Infinity-U, for example, might refer to a “waterdrop” notch that’s becoming a popular compromise lately. Infinity-V and Infinity-O, on the other hand, are cutouts we have yet to see.
We may see the latter soon, in the Galaxy A8s whose existence Samsung has already been teased a few weeks ago. That teaser showed no bezel at the top, and of course, the Web was abuzz with how Samsung plans to implement that without sacrificing the front camera at least. And according to some conjectures, it will be through an Infinity-O type panel.
Chinese website IT Home has gotten hold of photos of what are claimed to be panels for the aforementioned Galaxy A8s. These clearly show a circular hole dead center at the top for the front camera. Samsung Galaxy A8s is believed to be the precursor to the Galaxy S10’s under-display. The Galaxy A8s are believed to be the precursor to the Galaxy S10’s under-display. front camera. Forhåbentlig, det kommer ikke ha så en cutout, though. Not really a problem for a mid-range phone but it could make the premium flagship the laughing stock of 2019.