It is very likely that Samsung is going to launch the new Galaxy A8 Star in India within a very short period of time as the new teaser by Amazon India has already been put out. The page dedicated to all the new releases by Samsung at this popular e-commerce site has also guessed its approximate price, which is going to be over Rs. 30,000/-. The major attractions of the model are going to be a dual rear camera, 24MP selfie shooter, and a thin-bezel Infinity display.
Launching history: Galaxy A9 Star to reappear?
The model has been previously launched in China as the Galaxy A9 Star in June and in a while, it was rebranded and launched as the Galaxy A8 Star in the Philippines. However, the Amazon page has not explicitly pointed out the name of the phone. It has only been speculated to be the Galaxy A8 Star as the model is by now available in the global market together with Philippines, Hong Kong, and so on. In China, the phone costs Yuan 2,999 that is around Rs. 30,600 in India. According to the experts, possibilities are there that the model would become an Amazon exclusive product.
Features that might grab the attention of the potential buyers
The online listing of the phone at Amazon shows that there is a dual rear camera, high battery life, and a metal build with an arched glass on the crest. In addition, the fingerprint sensor of the handset has also been emphasized in one of the images. The dual rear camera of the phone comes with a combination of 16MP and 24MP sensors with f/1.7 apertures on both the lens. The front camera comes with a 24MP sensor with a f/2.0 aperture.
In addition to that, Samsung Galaxy A8 Star also features a 6.3-inch full HD+ Super AMOLED display that is presented with a resolution of 1080×2160 pixels. The handset is powered by the Snapdragon 660 processor, together with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage, which can be expanded up to 400GB by the use of a micro SD card slot. A 3,700mAh battery is incorporated in the phone. Galaxy A8 Star supports 4G VoLTE along with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C, and a headphone jack of 3.5mm on the connectivity front. Sensors on the gadget take account of an accelerometer, fingerprint sensor, gyro sensor, geomagnetic sensor, RGB light sensor, and proximity feeler. The following list contains the details:
- Display: 6.28-inch
- Processor: octa-core
- Front Camera: 24-megapixel
- Resolution: 1880×2220 pixels
- RAM: 4GB
- OS: Android 8.0
- Storage: 64GB
- Rear Camera: 16-megapixel
- Battery Capacity: 3700mAh
An opportunity to get the notification upon the availability of the Galaxy model has been provided for the interested customers. Those who are willing to get hold of the handset can click on the “Notify me” option to get notified immediately at the time when the phone becomes obtainable on the site. This way Amazon is providing access to its customers to the information of the smartphone before the launch.