Earlier today, Samsung announced the Galaxy J2 Core for Malaysia and India. And as if it wasn’t enough for today, the company has launched another handset – the Samsung Galaxy A8 Star. Said to be available in Black and White color options, the smartphone will compete with Xiaomi Poco F1, OnePlus 6 and Zenfone 5Z.
Samsung Galaxy A8 Star Price and Availability
The Samsung Galaxy A8 Star has been launched in India with a price tag of ₹34,990. It will be exclusively available through Amazon India starting from the 27th of August.
Samsung Galaxy A8 Star Specifications and Features
Built around a 6.28-inch full HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display with 1080×2220 pixels of resolution, the Samsung Galaxy A8 Star is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660 SoC which packs an octa-core processor coupled with Adreno 512 graphics processing unit. Other internals of the handset include 6GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM which can be expanded up to 256GB via MicroSD.
For photography, the Samsung Galaxy A8 Star comes with Samsung’s own Dual Rear IntelliCam camera setup: 16MP (f/1.7) + 24MP with LED flash. The company has also placed a 24 megapixels camera at the front for selfies and video calling. The front-facing camera comes with face unlock, AR stickers and Smart Beauty features.
Running on Android 8.0 Oreo, the Samsung Galaxy A8 Star comes with USB Type-C, NFC, GPS with GLONASS, Bluetooth v5.0 LE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (dual band 2.4GHz and 5GHz) and 4G with VoLTE in connectivity options. Further, backed by a 3,700 mAh battery (adaptive fast charging), the handset measures 162.4x77x7.55mm in dimensions and weighs 188 grams.