Samsung unveils Galaxy A8 Star

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Samsung Electronics has launched a new mid-range smartphone called the Galaxy A8 Star. Similar to the Galaxy A8 unveiled in January this year, the Galaxy A8 Star is also targetting at our social media savvy millennials, with some new touches and tweaks.

The new Galaxy A8 Star comes equipped with a 16MP and 24MP Dual rear cameras with an aperture of f1.7.

Unlike the Galaxy A8, the new addition to Samsung’s A-series does not have a dual front-facing camera. Instead, it has a 24MP front-facing camera with an aperture of f2.0, which can intelligently adapt to lighting conditions for an excellent selfie shot.

Also, the Galaxy A8 Star is no pushover when it comes to the display. It has a 6.3-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display and an aspect ratio of 18.5:9, which phablet-lovers will love.

Setting it distinctively apart from the other smartphones that Samsung has right now is Galaxy A8 Star’s 3,700mAh battery and its superior expandable storage of up to 400GB.

The Samsung Galaxy A8 Star will be available in Black and White starting 7 July 2018 at the retail price of S$748, inclusive of GST.

It will be available at all the local telcos, selected consumer electronic stores, authorised mobile retailers, Samsung Experience Stores and selected online marketplaces.

Galaxy A8 Star Product Specifications

Galaxy A8 Star

Display

6.3” FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display

Camera

Front: 24MP FF (F2.0)
Rear: 16MP PDAF (F1.7) + 24MP CAF (F1.7)

Camera Features

Front: Smart Beauty, Selfie Focus, Pro Lighting, AR Stickers, Wide Selfie, Night Mode. Rear: Live Focus, Bokeh Effect, Camera modes (Auto, Night, Panorama, Pro, Beauty, Slow Motion, AR Stickers, Hyperlapse), Pro Lighting

Dimensions

162.4 x 77.0 x 7.6 mm

Processor

Qualcomm (SDM660) Octa-Core (2.2GHz Quad + 1.8GHz Quad)

Memory

RAM: 4GB
ROM: 64GB microSD support up to 400GB

Battery

3,700mAh (built-in)

Charging

Fast wired charging supported

OS

Android 8.0

Network

LTE Cat.9 (Up to 450 Mbps, network dependent), VoLTE, VoWIFI

Connectivity

Wi-Fi® 802.11 a/ b/g/n/ac 2.4GHz+5GHz, VHT80, WiFi-Direct, Bluetooth® v 5.0, USB Type-C, NFC(UICC, Ese), Location (GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo)

Audio

Format and Codec supported:

MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC+,eAAC+, AC3, AC4, EAC3, Vorbis, Opus

Video

Playback format supported:

UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) @30fps; MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM, H.263, H.264 (AVC), MPEG4, VC-1, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8, VP9, H.265 (HEVC)

Recording Format:

UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) @ 30fps; MP4, 3GP

Sensors

Accelerometer, Geomagnetic, RGB Light, Gyro, Fingerprint, Proximity, Light and Magnetic Sensors

Other Features

Fingerprint Security, Face Recognition, Samsung Pay (NFC only), Bixby (Home, Reminder, and Vision at launch)5, Dual Messenger, Game Launcher, Knox 3.1, Samsung Cloud, Samsung Pass

In-box Accessories

Headset, Adaptor, Type-C USB Cable, Ejection Pin, Quick Start Guide, Transparent clear cover

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Mark Ko

Besides tech, I love chicken rice. Point me in the right direction and I'll go and try it. :)

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