Is This What The Samsung Galaxy S10 Will Look Like?

Damien McFerran

20/11/2018 – 9:04am

Our first take a look at the next-gen Infinity Display

Outside of Apple, Samsung is in all probability the one corporate running within the smartphone area that may forestall other people of their tracks in terms of bulletins, and this 12 months, the South Korean company is operating on no longer one however two huge tasks – the Galaxy S10 and its highly-anticipated folding telephone.

While the folding instrument – which some are regarding because the ‘Galaxy X’ – is in all probability extra of an experiment and may create an entire new marketplace for folding handsets, the Galaxy S10 is Samsung’s similar of the iPhone, and represents is maximum necessary annually smartphone liberate. It’s going to be the largest information from the corporate for 2019, put it that method.

Given that the Galaxy S8 presented the modern ‘Infinity Display’ and – in case you imagine Samsung’s hype – kickstarted the craze for all-screen handsets, we might be expecting the S10 to be one thing beautiful particular (the S9 used to be like an replace of the S8 so Samsung is past due for a large design step forward). But what does the corporate have deliberate? Well, we can have gotten our best possible trace but because of a leak on a Chinese tech web page.

Before you get too excited, this does not relate at once to the S10, however is a leak of Samsung’s new Galaxy A8s, a middleweight replace of the Galaxy A8, one of the company’s mid-range challengers. The telephone will likely be aimed on the Chinese marketplace to start with and may include a Snapdragon 660 or 670 chipset, along 6GB of RAM and a triple digicam configuration.

What makes this leak actually fascinating is that the Galaxy A8s seems to be the use of Samsung’s next-gen Infinity Display, which is rumoured to be coming in four (depend ’em) flavours. Infinity U has a teardrop-style notch no longer completely dissimilar to the one noticed at the recently-released OnePlus 6T, whilst Infinity V has a V-shaped notch as an alternative. Based on those leaked pictures, it is most probably that Infinity U would be the one incorporated at the Galaxy A8s.

The Infinity O and New Infinity Displays are in all probability those that Samsung is possibly to incorporate at the Galaxy S10, alternatively. The O has a unmarried cut-out which is rumoured to be positioned at the left-hand facet of the display, whilst New Infinity has no notch in any respect. How Samsung will accomplish that is still noticed, however it’ll make reasonably an have an effect on, must it’s true.

Even so, the Galaxy A8s provides us our first tantalising glimpse of Samsung’s smartphone long term; the corporate is obviously going all-in with the concept that of an all-screen telephone and if it may possibly make the New Infinity Display a forged truth then the likes of Apple, Sony, Google and HTC actually have a struggle on their palms.