Samsung is bringing some new tech to its midrange lineup – the A-series smartphones – and is looking to change a number of things, especially in the design department.
We had already heard rumors that Samsung is working on a way to completely remove notches and bezels by placing the selfie camera underneath the display, possibly by making a camera hole. And that idea just might become part of the upcoming Galaxy A8s, that was shown off at the event.
Apparently, the company placed the A8s’ front camera on the top-left corner of the display, by leaving out a hole in it without a cutout or a notch. Reports say that the same hole will house other components like the proximity sensor as well as an ambient light sensor.
This is being done to end notched phones and to increase screen real-estate on smartphones. Vivo, Oppo, and even Xiaomi have launched their phones with all-screen displays and no notches by moving the front camera onto a retractable slider that hides underneath the display. As you can guess, these phones cannot be fully waterproof or dust-proof if their internals need to be exposed like that.
If Samsung’s technique actually works, we might get to see actual full-screen phones, that are both durable and practical in the coming months.
At the event, the Samsung spokesperson didn’t say much about the rest of the specs. Galaxy A8s’ siblings – the A7 and A9 – are already expected to come with some top-tier features, with a triple and quadruple camera set up respectively.