“The Galaxy A8 Star is expected to rock the Snapdragon 660 SoC and house a 3,700mAh battery”
A couple of days ago, Samsung started teasing the launch of the Galaxy A8 Star smartphone in India through Amazon. The brand had shared some of the details about the forthcoming smartphone, including its design, features and price. Now, according to a report by MySmartPrice, the Galaxy A8 Star will come to India with a sticker price of Rs 34,990. Notably, the handset will be launched as a global variant of the Galaxy A9 Star, which launched in China earlier this year.
While the launch date of the Samsung Galaxy A8 in India is yet to be confirmed, we do know that the smartphone will be available on Amazon in the country. Since the Galaxy A8 Star will be a variant of the Galaxy A9 Star, we can expect the former to offer a glass-sandwich design.
To refresh your memory, the Samsung Galaxy A9 Star offers a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED Infinity display with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9 and a resolution 1,080 x 2,220 pixels. At its core, the dual-SIM smartphone is expected to pack the 14nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC, aided by an Adreno 512 GPU and 4GB of RAM. The phone sports 64GB storage, which can be further expanded up to 512GB via a microSD card.
For photography, the Galaxy A9 Star features a dual rear camera setup comprising a 16MP primary shooter, aided by a 24MP secondary snapper with f/1.7 aperture lens. The phone also has an LED flash unit and phase-detection autofocus. For selfies, the handset gets a 24-megapixel shooter with f/2.0 aperture. The handset boots Android Oreo, and is fuelled by a 3,700mAh battery. For security, the device gets a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. Connectivity options of the Samsung Galaxy A9 Star include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0 LE, A-GPS with GLONASS, and NFC.
Considering the specifications, we can expect the Samsung Galaxy A8 Star to be a premium offering in India. We should get to know more about its official pricing and availability in the country in a matter of days, so stay tuned for more details.
|Octa core (2.2 GHz, Quad Core + 1.8 GHz, Quad core)|
|6 GB RAM|
|6.3 inches (16 cm)|
|1080x2220 px, 392 PPI|
|16 MP + 24 MP Dual Primary Cameras|
|24 MP Front Camera|
|USB Type-C port|