Huawei’s first notch-free all-screen smartphone is the Nova 4

Samsung Galaxy A8s

Samsung Galaxy A8s

Now, just ahead of its official launch the Samsung Galaxy A8s has been certified by Wi-Fi Alliance. The promo image also states that the device will launch on December 10 at an event in China. While Samsung was bedazzling the world with its new breakthrough technology which allowed a hole to be punched in the front display of the phone, Huawei was also working on the same technology and may have been successful in releasing the first smartphone with front camera-cutout hole, therefore beating Samsung. It now seems Samsung wants to get out in front by announcing the Galaxy A8s on December 10, a full week earlier than the Nova 4. The company is scheduled to announce the Nova 4 on December 17 and Samsung may have moved up its launch to beat the Chinese smartphone maker. Galaxy A8s is expected to have a 6.39-inch TFT LCD display, with a screen aspect ratio of 19.5:9.

As usual, the Wi-Fi Alliance certificate for the Galaxy A8s doesn't reveal anything more apart from its Wi-Fi capabilities. And there's another difference - unlike Samsung's S10, the Huawei Nova 4 is unlikely to be sold in the U.S.

Verizon, Samsung promise 5G smartphone for next year

Samsung and Huawei both teased the announcement of almost all-screen phones with a circular cutout for the front-facing camera before the end of the year. Samsung calls it an Infinity-O display, which will replace the notch with a hole within the display to host the selfie camera and other sensors. The poster shows the outline of the phone and the camera hole on the top left corner. Powered by an octa-core Kirin 710 processor (four 2.2GHz Cortex A73 cores + four 1.7GHz Cortex A53 cores), paired with 4GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage. A Type-C USB port will be placed on the bottom of the phone, along with the phone's loudspeaker, while we still do not know whether Samsung plans to include da 3.5mm headphone jack on the bottom or not. The smartphone will also be seen with a triple rear camera setup that might be of 25MP+5MP+10MP, and the battery is assumed to be of 3500mAh.