Samsung has launched the new Galaxy A series smartphone Samsung Galaxy A8 Star in the Indian market today where it is priced at INR 34990 (around $501). The highlight of the Galaxy A8 Star is its dual rear camera setup and a bigger infinity display. It will be available with Midnight Black and Ivory White color options and will be available via Amazon India website on August 27th in the country. The front camera of the device comes with smart beauty, pro lighting and AR stickers features and Samsung call it a Dual camera Intellicam since it adjusts itself intelligently to take images in every light condition.
The Samsung Galaxy A8 Star features a 6.28-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display with 1080×2220 pixels resolution and is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 660 14nm Mobile Platform (Quad 2.2GHz Kryo 260 + Quad 1.8GHz Kryo 260 CPUs) with Adreno 512 GPU. It comes with 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 64GB of internal storage capacity that is expandable up to 256GB with the help of a microSD card. It runs on the Android 8.0 (Oreo) OS out of the box and supports Dual SIMs.
It features a dual rear camera with a 16-megapixel camera with LED Flash, f/1.7 aperture along with a 24-megapixel secondary rear camera. It also carries a 24-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture. It is backed up by a 3700mAh battery with adaptive fast charging and supports 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS with GLONASS, NFC connectivity options. It also supports fingerprint sensor and face unlock features along with Samsung Pay as well. It measures 162.4×77.0×7.55mm and weights 188 grams.
To recall, the Galaxy A8+ 2018 was launched with a 6-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display with 1080×2220 pixels resolution and is powered by an octa-core (2.2GHz Dual + 1.6GHz Hexa) Exynos 7885 14nm processor with Mali-G71 GPU. It comes with two variants with one having 6GB of RAM + 64GB internal storage while the second one having 4GB of RAM + 32GB inbuilt storage and both supporting expandable storage up to 256GB via micro SD card slot. It runs on the Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) and supports Dual SIMs. It features a 16-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, f/1.7 aperture and also features a dual front camera with a 16-megapixel camera with the f/1.9 aperture along with a secondary 8-megapixel camera with f/1.9 aperture. It is backed up by a 3500mAh battery with adaptive fast charging and supports 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth v5, NFC, USB Type-C connectivity options. It comes with water and dust resistant body with IP68 ratings and has a fingerprint sensor on the rear side below the rear camera. It measures 159.9×75.7x 8.3 mm and weighs 191 grams.