Updated on December 5th, 2018:
Galaxy A8s was spotted at the Wi-Fi Alliance to obtain Wi-Fi certification ahead of the December 10 launch.
This passage allows us to confirm new details on Samsung’s next-generation smartphone, which is based on Android 8.0 Oreo operating system, no to latest Android Pie. The latter is currently being tested on the Galaxy S9 and Note 9 and will be released in a stable version in January, while Galaxy S10 will be the first Samsung smartphone to have it as a standard launch.
Galaxy A8s may be the first Samsung device to adopt one of the new Infinity-O display, and the device will be officially announced at the SDC 2018 on December 10.
The image was published by Samsung and confirmed that the new Galaxy A8s with a small hole in the display to accommodate the front camera and get rid of the notch, head of the Huawei’s Nova 4 that is also expected to go official on December 17.
Samsung Galaxy A8s is due to debut on next December 10 during an event in Beijing and according to recent rumors, the device will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC – placing it on a higher band than the new Galaxy A9 – and will have a 24MP front camera and 3400mAh battery capacity.
Although the launch is very close, Galaxy A8s should not go commercially before the month of January; this is certainly not a problem since the most important Chinese holidays fall just in February and the importance of the Christmas period is relatively small. Now we just have to find out when it will be announced in the US.