Just a couple of days ago, the South Korean electronics giant Samsung unveiled the Galaxy A8 Star in India. At that time, the company did not reveal the pricing as well as availability details of the device. Well, now the device is available for purchase and it will be available through the online and offline channels.
The Galaxy A8 Star is coming with a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED 2.5D curved glass display along with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9 and has 2220 x 1080 pixels resolution. The device is powered by 2.2 GHz octa-core Snapdragon 660 processor and paired with 6 GB of RAM along with the Adreno 512 GPU for the graphical task. That said, the device will have 64 GB of internal storage and it can be expandable up to 400 GB via MicroSD card.
The camera department of the Galaxy A8 Star features a Dual Intellicam, (Samsung fan boys don’t get excited), it is actually a dual camera setup and in the combination of 16 megapixel (f/1.7, PDAF) + 24 megapixel (f/1.7) rear camera with LED flash, and the company claims that the camera department can we adjust intelligently to capture stunning images in any kind of lighting condition. The smartphone also has a 24 megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture, Smart Beauty, Pro Lighting and AR Stickers. Moreover, the device also features dual messenger, Samsung pay along with the company’s virtual assistant Bixby.
Regarding the connectivity options, the Galaxy A8 Star supports 4G VoLTE, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC, and USB Type-C. For security, the device has a fingerprint scanner and face unlock. The smartphone boots on Android Oreo 8.0 and the device ships on 3,700 mAh battery with 15W fast charging.
Pricing and availability of Galaxy A8 Star
It has the price tag of ₹34,990, and the smartphone will be available exclusively on Amazon India from today and the device will be available via retail stores as well but only from September 5.
Well, if you ask me for a suggestion to buy the device then I will not encourage you to buy the Galaxy A8 Star. The reason is the pricing, I’ll say that Samsung hasn’t done fair with the pricing, or in other words, the smartphone is overpriced. That said, the OnePlus 6 would be a good choice to buy for the given price bracket, or I would also like to say you to wait a few more days for the Poco F1 which was launched a couple of days back and it will go on sale from August 29. As the device is also a great option and it is not even cost this much.