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Samsung SM-G8750 and SM-G8850 to be launched as Galaxy S8 Lite and Galaxy A8 Star

One major mystery regarding Samsung’s upcoming devices has finally been solved, if the latest tweet from Twitter leakster MMDDJ_ is to be believed. Remember that Galaxy S9 for China – model number SM-G8850 – that popped up on TENAA with specs from the Galaxy S9+ and an iPhone-like design? Well, that device’s TENAA listing has now been updated with mid-range specs and it will reportedly be launched as the Galaxy A8 Star. The SM-G8750, meanwhile, is confirmed to be the Galaxy S8 Lite, just as we had speculated recently.

Galaxy A8 Star is an upgraded Galaxy A8+ (2018)

The Galaxy A8 Star seems to be an upgraded Galaxy A8+ (2018) for China, possibly as an answer to phones from companies like Vivo and Oppo as suggested by the 24-megapixel and 16-megapixel rear camera pair. The front camera resolution isn’t mentioned, but the pictures suggest the A8+’ dual front camera isn’t coming along for the ride. The screen size has been increased to 6.3 inches (though the resolution remains Full HD+) and the battery capacity is 3,700 mAh, 200 mAh more than the A8+.

The processor and RAM seem to be the same – an Exynos 7885 processor with eight cores and 4GB of RAM. A 6GB RAM variant is probably in the works as well, as it would otherwise be a downgrade over the A8+. TENAA says there’s 64MB of storage, which likely means 64GB, and on the software front, you get Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. Yes, your Galaxy A8 (2018) or A8+ might not be getting the Oreo update anytime soon, but the Galaxy A8 Star will certainly be running the latest and greatest version of Android upon launch, as any device should.

As for the Galaxy S8 Lite, the specs seem to be similar to the A8 Star. It was spotted with the Snapdragon 660 SoC (which should be comparable to the Exynos 7885), 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and Android 8.0 Oreo. The display resolution is 2220×1080 pixels, and while Samsung’s flagships come with Full HD as the default resolution even though the display can go up to Quad HD (or HD+, if it’s an Infinity display), it’s unlikely that the same will be the case for a Lite version of the Galaxy S8 with a mid-range processor.

And, as usual, these phones will have to go official before we can believe any of the leaks and rumors, as solid and accurate as they may seem at the moment. These devices are also likely to be exclusive to China as the company looks forward to reclaiming some of its recently lost popularity in the country, though the Galaxy A8 Star looks better poised to help Samsung do that compared to the Galaxy S8 Lite.

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Mohammed Yasser
Mohammed Yasser

I was about to buy the A8+ but ended up getting the iPhone SE because the PayTM cashback on the A8+ wasn’t working at the retail store. I’m glad I chose the iPhone SE. It’s small, runs fast, and has decent battery life. And unlike Samsung midrange phones that tend to get slow after a year, I’m expecting the iPhone SE to last much longer. I know a friend who’s still using the iPhone 5S for the last three years.

yeyelol1
yeyelol1

What is the screen size for the S8 Lite? I’m dying to get a small, water resistant and wireless charging phone to replace my S5 mini. All rumors for the S9 mini gave me hope

Kathan Gandhi
Kathan Gandhi

I am very disappointed with how Samsung is treating its some of the latest devices. I don’t like the way Samsung is ignoring A8+ 2018. I have mentioned many suggestions and asked for some solutions through Samsung Members and there is no improvement in any case. Besides now a8+ will get only quarterly updates & being 2018 phone it is still not upgraded to oreo or didn’t come with latest OS out of box. This phone has many issues related to Camera, Network and Performance. The most hurting thing for me is A8+ REAR camera lacks Bokeh mode which is… Read more »

Mabdullag131807
Mabdullag131807

The Snapdragon 660 is better than the Exynos 7885, specially in gaming

killer58
killer58

“TENAA says there’s 64MB” 64GB*