As soon as we thought that Samsung was done with their A-series of devices with the launch of the Galaxy A7 and A9, it seems like renders are suggesting that Samsung may have already begun working on yet another A-series device slated for release in 2019. As the company continues to feel pressure from its Chinese rivals, Samsung could be betting big with their next A-series launch that’s being dubbed as the Galaxy A8s for now.
Concept renders have popped up via a German website, AllAboutSamsung. Their article suggests that Samsung could have the Galaxy A8s behind their curtains brewing in the dungeon until the phone is ready.
Based on the renders and what the report suggests, there’s a ton of key points to take note of over here. From the pin-hole camera setup to the triple camera stack behind the phone, this launch could be mesmerizing if true and could introduce a ton of insights into what Samsung has planned for the near future with the Samsung Galaxy S10. Additionally, we also note that the side bezels on the device are a whole lot thinner than what most of the competition currently offers. While its respectable as a concept, it seems like its highly unlikely that Samsung would be able to trim down the side bezels as much.
While they certainly do scream “concepts”, what’s interesting is how much Samsung has put forward this far regarding their plans for the future. Given that the device would most probably launch next year, we’d expect some spec bumps internally, most notably in the SoC department.
Given the current philosophy Samsung has been following for the past few years and how Samsung has been moving forward along with these changes, we’d expect the Galaxy A8s to pack a successor to the Galaxy A9s Exynos 7885, a SoC that was recently rumored to power the likes of the new budget-oriented Galaxy M20.
Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy M20 and Galaxy S10 have a ton of shoes to fill this year. As the company continues to face competition, Samsung is struggling to compete with its Chinese rivals in areas like Asia and Europe.