Samsung gearing up to launch the Galaxy A8 Star in India

There were reports in Indian media a few days back stating that Samsung is planning to launch a new Snapdragon 660-powered Galaxy smartphone in the country. In line with the reports, Amazon India is teasing a new Galaxy smartphone on its website. The “Here comes the star!” wording and other hints on the teaser page is a strong indication Samsung could be launching the Galaxy A8 Star in India.

If this is indeed the Galaxy A8 star, we already know it comes with a 6.3-inch SuperAMOLED Infinity display, Snapdragon 660 SoC, 4 GB of RAM, 64 internal storage, 3,700 mAh battery, and Android 8.0 Oreo. On the imaging front, it sports a 16MP + 24MP dual-camera setup on the back and a 24MP for selfies.

Galaxy A8 Star will be priced in the range of the OnePlus 6

The teaser page doesn’t offer any exact launch details but has a ‘Notify me’ option along with the words “Shining soon”. Though the exact pricing is not yet revealed, the teaser does confirm the new device will retail for INR 30,000 (~$430) or above. This positions the Galaxy A8 Star in direct competition with the Asus ZenFone 5Z and OnePlus 6 – both of which are far more well-specced than the Galaxy A8 Star.

Interestingly, Samsung is selling the same device as the Galaxy A9 Star in China, while marketing it as the Galaxy A8 Star in other regions. We don’t know what moniker Samsung will choose for the Indian market.


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