Samsung Galaxy A8 Star with 6.3-inch Infinity Display Launched in India for Rs 34,990

Samsung Galaxy A8 Star with 6.3-inch Infinity Display Launched in India for Rs 34,990

Samsung Galaxy A8 Star with 6.3-inch Infinity Display Launched in India for Rs 34,990

by August 26, 2018

Samsung-Galaxy-A8-StarSouth Koran tech giant Samsung has silently launched its new Galaxy series smartphone dubbed as Galaxy A8 Star. The device was being teased via eCommerce giant Amazon India’s website since last few days and now it has finally been launched. “Galaxy A8 Star comes with the first ever dual ‘Intellicam’ proposition that can turn anyone into a professional photographer. Its Immersive 6.3 inches display and slim design are sure to make a style statement”, said, Aditya Babbar, General Manager of Samsung India while commenting on the launch of new phone.

Samsung Galaxy A8 Star Price and Availability in India:

The Galaxy A8 Star is priced in India at Rs. 34,990. It will be sold via Amazon India starting from August 27 and in retail stores across the country starting September 5. There will be two color options available for the buyers- Midnight Black and Ivory White.

Samsung Galaxy A8 Star Features and Specifications:

The Galaxy A8 Star sports a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED “Infinity Display” with FHD+ resolution. It has a tall 18.5:9 aspect ratio which means more real-estate for watching videos. The phone features a 2.5D on the front and 3D curved glass body with a metal frame on the side. The device runs Android Oreo 8.1 operating system out of the box.

For the camera buffs, there’s a vertically stacked ‘Dual Intellicam’ camera set up on the rear with a combination of 16MP primary sensor + 24MP secondary sensor with f/1.7 aperture. The rear camera set up features Live Focus which is Samsung’s take on the ‘Bokeh effect’ to blur out the background. For selfies, there’s a 24MP snapper on the front with f/2.0 aperture. The company claims that the phone is capable of capturing good images and selfies even during low lighting conditions.

The Galaxy A8 Star is backed by 2.2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor along Adreno 512 GPU, 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The storage can be extended further up to 400GB, thanks to the dedicated microSD card slot. The device packs 3,700 mAh battery with a Type-C USB port at the bottom.

Key Specifications of Samsung Galaxy A8 Star:

  • 6.3-inch Super AMOLED “Infinity Display”
  • 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor
  • Adreno 512 GPU
  • 6GB of RAM
  • 64GB of onboard storage (400GB expandable)
  • 3,700 mAh battery capacity
  • Android Oreo 8.1 OS
  • ‘Dual Intellicam’ camera set up (16MP + 24MP)
  • 24MP selfie snapper

For security purpose, the Samsung Galaxy A8 Star has a Face Recognition feature as well as a rear mounted fingerprint scanner. In addition, the phone also supports Samsung Pay and the company’s own Bixby voice-assistant too.