Samsung Galaxy A8 Star Launched in India at Rs 34,990; To Rival OnePlus 6 and Poco F1
Samsung Galaxy A8 Star (Photo Credits: Samsung China Website)

After India debut of Galaxy Note 9 earlier this week, Samsung India now silently has launched the new Galaxy A8 Star smartphone in India at Rs 34,990. Offered in 2 shades - Midnight Black and Ivory White, the new Samsung Galaxy A8 Star will be retailed online exclusively via Amazon India from August 27. However, the smartphone will be available at retail stores from September 5. Ahead of launch, the company teased the phone on Amazon India revealing the approximate pricing. Samsung’s First Android Go Device Galaxy J2 Core Smartphone Launched in India.

Talking about the specifications, the new Samsung Galaxy A8 Star boasts a 6.3-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. In the camera department, the smartphone carries a dual camera module comprising 16MP primary sensor with f/1.7 aperture and 24MP secondary lens with f/1.7 aperture along with dedicated LED flash. Upfront, the phone features a 24MP shooter with f/2.0 aperture for selfies and video calling. Under the hood, the phone is fitted with an Octa-core Qualcomm 660 processor clubbed with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage, expandable up to 400GB via microSD card. The smartphone comes with a 3700 mAh of battery backup. Running Android 8.1 Oreo OS, the phone features Fingerprint reader, Face Recognition, Samsung Pay (NFC only), Bixby and much more. Samsung Galaxy A8 Star Price Revealed Ahead of India Launch; To be Sold Online as Amazon Exclusive.

Aditya Babbar, General Manager, Samsung India stated that, “Galaxy A8 Star comes with the first ever Dual Intellicam proposition that can turn anyone into a professional photographer. It lets you click the perfect picture anywhere, anytime and in any light. And A8 Star is one gorgeous smartphone. Its Immersive 6.3 inches infinity display and slim design are sure to make a style statement again just like all of our other Galaxy A Series devices.”

Noor Patel, Director – Category Management, Amazon India said, “We are excited to announce the launch of the premium and stylish Galaxy A8 Star from Samsung exclusively on Amazon.in. Samsung has been one of our trusted partners in providing customers with great quality smartphones across India. With upgraded features and superior quality camera, the all new Galaxy A8 Star is best suited for performance savvy millennials who can purchase the smartphone exclusively on Amazon.in starting August 28th.”