Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy A8 Star, a premium midrange smartphone which took design cues from the Galaxy Note 8.

The Samsung Galaxy A8 Star has edgy and boxy sides, which resembles the company’s phablet flagship. It’s also the first ever device to have a dual-camera setup positioned on the upper left side of the back panel, instead of the usual location in the middle. It’s surprising notch-less as well, just like other high-end Samsung smartphones.

It is equipped with a respectable Snapdragon 660 chipset, 4GB RAM, and 64GB of onboard storage. Like any other decent midrange Samsung device, the Samsung Galaxy A8 Star has a Super AMOLED screen.


Samsung is stepping up its selfie game as well, as the A8 Star sports a 24-megapixel sensor. On the back, there’s a combination of a 16-megapixel and 24-megapixel shooter.

Samsung Galaxy A8 Star Specs

  • Android 8.0 Oreo, Samsung Experience
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • 6.3-inch Full HD Super AMOLED Infinity display, 2160 x 1080 pixel resolution
  • 2.2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage, expandable up to 400GB
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/ b/g/n/ac (Dual-band 2.4GHz+5GHz)
  • HSPA+, LTE Cat.9 voLTE
  • 16-megapixel f/1.7 + 24-megapixel f/1.7 rear cameras, LED Flash
  • 24-megapixel f/2.0 front camera
  • Fingerprint scanner, Face Unlock
  • NFC, Bluetooth 5.0 LE
  • USB Type-C
  • Dolby Atmos
  • GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou
  • Dimensions: 162.4 x 77.0 x 7.6 mm
  • Colors: White, Black
  • 3,700mAh non-removable battery

Samsung Galaxy A8 Star has a price tag of CNY 2,999 (~USD469 / Php24,900). It will be available in China on June 14, to be followed by international markets release in the next few weeks.

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