Back in June, Samsung launched the Galaxy A9 Star smartphone exclusively in China. Now, the company launched the same smartphone as the Galaxy A8 Star in India. It is priced at Rs 34,990 and will be sold exclusively via Amazon India starting August 27th. The device will be available only in Black color options. While we are seeing flagship smartphones around Rs 35,000 price range, the Galaxy A8 Star comes with mid-range specifications.
It comes with the metal frame featuring 2.5D curved glass on the front and rear. As seen on other high-end Samsung smartphones, the Galaxy A8 Star also sports a dedicated Bixby button on the left edge. The power button and volume rocker are placed on the right edge. On the front is the 6.28-inch Super AMOLED Infinity display with Full HD+ (1080×2220 pixels) resolution and 18.5:9 aspect ratio.
The device comes powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Mobile Platform coupled with Kryo 260 COU and Adreno 512 GPU. It offers 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. There is also a MicroSD card slot for expanding the storage additionally up to 400GB. It still runs on Android 8.0 Oreo with Samsung Experience skin on top. The device comes with the rear-facing fingerprint sensor and also offers face unlock support.
It can also be used for making mobile payments using Samsung Pay. Talking about the cameras, there is 16MP + 24MP dual camera setup on the rear with f/1.7 aperture and a single 24MP selfie camera on the front with f/2.0 aperture. The Galaxy A8 Star is backed by a 3,700mAh battery and supports adaptive fast charging. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, 3.5mm audi0 jack, and USB Type-C port. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more details!