Just two days after Samsung launched its flagship phablet – Note 9 – in India, it has taken wraps off its Galaxy A8 Star mobile phone too. The smartphone was launched in China in June this year where it was dubbed as Samsung Galaxy A9 Star. In India, it is priced at Rs 34,900 and competes directly with OnePlus 6 and Asus Zenfone 5Z.
Samsung Galaxy A8 Specifications
Samsung Galaxy A8 Star features a 6.3-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display which comes with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. The smartphone comes with 2.5D and 3D curved glass body coupled with metallic frames. Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor clubbed with 6GB RAM, the smartphone comes with 64GB onboard storage and can hold a microSD card of up to 400GB.
For imaging duties, Samsung Galaxy A8 Star comes with what it calls as ‘Dual Intellicam’ on its back panel with 16MP +24MP sensors. For selfies and video calls, there is a 24MP front facing snapper.
According to the company, the rear cameras of this smartphone can detect the lighting conditions and then accordingly choose the perfect lens to click photos. It also has a Live Focus feature – which is the South Korean technology giant’s take on the Bokeh effect.
Samsung Galaxy A8 Star houses a 3,700mAh battery and comes with a pre-installed Secure Folder functionality. This feature can be used to protect important files and sensitive content in the smartphone.
The smartphone also comes with Samsung Pay, face recognition technology and the company’s digital assistant – Bixby.
Price and availability
Samsung Galaxy A8 Star is priced at Rs 34,900 and will be available in two colours — Midnight Black and Ivory White. It will be available on Amazon India’s website starting August 27. It will hit the retail stores by September 5.