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Samsung Galaxy A8 Star to launch in India for Rs 34,990

By: Rohan Pal, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi Last updated : August 24, 2018 11:29 am

With this, the phone will give a competition to the OnePlus 6 (Rs 34,999), Asus Zenfone 5Z (Rs 29,999) and the recently-launched Xiaomi Poco F1 (starting price Rs 20,999).
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Samsung is all set to launch a new smartphone in India, dubbed as Galaxy A8 Star. We already know that the phone will be exclusively available on Amazon and now, the price of the upcoming smartphone has been leaked online.

 

According to a report by Mysmartprice, the latest smartphone will be available at a price tag of Rs 34,990. The Amazon listing reveals that the phone will be priced above Rs 30,000. With this, the phone will give a competition to the OnePlus 6 (Rs 34,999), Asus Zenfone 5Z (Rs 29,999) and the recently-launched Xiaomi Poco F1 (starting price Rs 20,999). It would be interesting to see whether the company will be able to make some comeback in the mid-premium segment, which is currently dominated by OnePlus.

 

Multiple reports suggest that the phone is a rebranded version of the Galaxy A9 Star, which was introduced in China this year. The phone is priced at 2999 Yuan in China, which roughly translates to Rs 31,600. Coming to key specifications, the Galaxy A8 Star might come loaded with a 6.3-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2220 x 1080 pixels.

 

  Samsung Galaxy A8 Star
Display 6.3-inch Full HD+ AMOLED
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
Rear Camera 16MP + 24MP
Front Camera 24MP
Memory 4GB + 64GB
Battery 3700mAh
Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo
Price Rs 34,990

 

The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor along with Adreno 512 GPU. The device will be backed by a 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which could be further expanded up to 256GB via micro SD card slot.

 

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For optics, the device features a dual-camera setup which comes with a combination of 16-megapixel primary lens with f/1.7 aperture and a 24-megapixel secondary lens. For the front, there is a 24-megapixel shooter for selfies and videos. The Galaxy A8 Star might feature a 3,7000mAh battery.

 

The phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo and it will feature fingerprint sensor at the back and a face unlock feature as well. On the connectivity front, you get 4G VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 5, GPS, GLONASS, dual-SIM and USB Type-C port. The phone measures 162.4 x 77 x 7.55 mm and weighs 188 grams.


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