Samsung just launched its new Galaxy series phone in India, Samsung Galaxy A8 Star. Simply put, the phone is just a rebranded version of Samsung Galaxy A9 star, that was launched in China, in the month of June. This mid-range phone carries a price tag of Rs. 34,990 in India and features Full-HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display panel with thin bezels, Face Unlock feature, pre-installed Secure Folder functionality to secure your personal data, Bixby integration, and Snapdragon 660 as its major attractions.

At its given price, Samsung Galaxy A8 Star has been pitched by the company to compete against several other mid-range phones like Xiaomi’s latest Poco F1, OnePlus 6, and Asus ZenFone 5Z. 

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Highlights

  • Full-HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display
  • The smartphone comes with a price tag of Rs. 34,990
  • Snapdragon 660 Chipset

Samsung Galaxy A8 Star Features

A 6.28-inch FHD+ (1080×2220p) Super AMOLED Infinity display is installed as the Galaxy A8 star’s front panel. As for its main hardware, the phone features Octa Core Snapdragon 660 processor along with Adreno 512 GPU. Its processors are assisted by 6GB RAM + 64GB primary storage, expandable up to 256GB (microSD).

A 3700mAh battery component having adaptive fast charging support powers the Samsung Galaxy A8 Star, and the phone features Android 8.1 Oreo and Samsung Experience UX layer as its software aspects.

The phone equips Samsung’s proprietary Dual Rear IntelliCam camera having 16MP (f/1.7) as the mobile’s main sensor with LED Flashlight assistance. A 24MP secondary sensor is also present alongside the main sensor. For shooting selfies, a 24MP front camera has been deployed, with an aperture of f/2.0. Other features backing the front camera of this phone include Smart Beauty and Pro Lighting technology and AR Stickers.

Connectivity options like 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS with GLONASS, NFC and USB Type C are present within Galaxy A8 Star. A rear-mounted dedicated fingerprint scanner, placed centrally on the top of its back cover, and Face Unlock technology are some of its additional features.

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Samsung Galaxy A8 Star Price

Samsung Galaxy A8 Star has been announced in India for Rs. 34,990. The phone will be retailed initially via Amazon India, beginning August 27. As per reports doing round in markets, Samsung will offer convenient EMI options on Galaxy A8 Star.

Specifications

Model Samsung Galaxy A8 Star
Display 6.3-inch full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) Super AMOLED Infinity Display panel, 18.5:9 aspect ratio, 2.5D and 3D glass protection
Processor Octa-Core Snapdragon 660 (quad-core 2.2GHz Kryo 260 + quad-core 1.8GHz Kryo 260), Adreno 512 GPU
RAM 6GB
Internal Storage 64GB, expandable memory up to 256GB (microSD)
Software Android 8.1 Oreo, Samsung Experience UX layer
Primary Camera 16MP + 24MP
Secondary Camera 24MP
Dimensions and Weight 162.4x77x7.5mm; Weight: 188 grams
Battery 3,700mAh battery, Super VOOC charging support
SIM Dual-SIM (Nano)
Connectivity on board 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack
India Price Rs. 34,990

 

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