The new smartphone is significant as the display fully covers the front part of the device except for a small hole for the camera. Accordingly, it delivers a wider viewing angle for users compared with rivals, including Apple’s iPhone that use the so-called notch design.
The phone will be launched under a new name, the Galaxy A9 pro, in the domestic market, and the price tag is expected to be around 500,000 won (US$442) to 600,000 won, according to the official.
The smartphone is also the first Samsung handset to exclude a headphone jack. Industry sources said the company is expected to ditch the jack for the upcoming Galaxy S10, which will be showcased in February as well.
By Song Seung-hyun and newswires (firstname.lastname@example.org)