Samsung’s latest Galaxy A8 Star smartphone: 6.3 inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display


Samsung’s latest Galaxy A8 Star smartphone is featuring a large 6.3 inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display. Almost bezel-less design provides an immersive viewing experience for you to comfortably watch what’s on screen.

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After officially launching the Samsung Galaxy A8 some time ago, Samsung re-released its newest cellphone, the Galaxy A8 Star on June 14 for the first time in China.

In China this cellphone is known as the Galaxy A9 Star. This latest mobile phone is also launched in South Korea and Southeast Asia, including in Singapore. Learn more also: Galaxy A8 (2018) vs S8: Which is the best to buy?

Galaxy A8 Star: specs & features

This Samsung Galaxy A8 Star is quite unique compared to other Galaxy series, namely by placing the main dual camera in the upper left corner, unlike other Galaxy series in the middle.

Full HD + screen resolution

The bezelles screen design is indeed one of the main attractions of today’s smartphones, Galaxy A8 and A8 Star are also not left behind. A8 Star is known to have a larger screen size of 6.3 inches. The resolution reaches 2160 x 1080 pixels or Full HD + plus protection from Gorilla Glass 5 which can minimize scratches.

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Samsung Galaxy A8 Star is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa core 2.2 GHz chipset that can score AnTuTu 5776 scores on Multi-Core. Supported with 4 GB RAM and internal memory of 64 GB and MicroSD up to 512 GB.

For the UI, A8 Star uses the 9th Samsung Experience based on Android OS 8.0 Oreo. Some features on the A8 Star are Bixby, Dual Messenger, and Secure Folder personal assistants. You can read also: Samsung Galaxy A8 is already available with low price.

24 Megapixel Dual camera

In the camera sector, the A8 Star has a dual 24MP + 16MP f / 1.7 front camera and a 24MP f / 2.0 front camera. The combination of two 16 megapixel camera sensors and 24 megapixel camera produces sharp images during the day and lowlight conditions. The dual camera can also be set manually to produce bokeh photos.

Whether you’re basking in the sun or the glow of a flickering candle, you’ll be able to shoot every scene clearly with the improved low-light capability of the Galaxy A8 Star’s dual 16MP+24MP(F 1.7) rear camera. Its powerful sensors minimise noise, allowing you to take crisp and clear snapshots in both bright and dark environments.

You can also take gorgeous portrait shots with the Galaxy A8 Star. Its high-performance dual camera system with 16MP and 24MP lenses gives you the capability and freedom to manually manage your photos’ depth of field to focus on the object you want. Choose exactly where to accentuate, so your pictures will always stand out from all others.

Enhance your image with built-in features such as Smart Beauty to accentuate your best features and Pro Lighting to mimic studio lighting. With the Galaxy A8 Star, you’ll always look fabulous!

Add some creative flair and a dash of fun to your photos. The Galaxy A8 Star comes equipped with AR stickers, a range of camera features, and flattering filters – all to give you more ways to express yourself and augment your snapshots.

Stay up to speed with essential updates. Galaxy A8 Star features Always on Display, which lets you view key information such as date, weather alerts, time and incoming notification in a flash. Here to explore the Galaxy A8 – Samsung’s best selfie smartphone.

Accomplish more with greater ease and efficiency. The Galaxy A8 Star features App Pair*, which enables you to monitor and manage two apps simultaneously and seamlessly. Launch apps such as video and messenger at the same time, and view them side by side to make multi-tasking a breeze.

Change how you share your life and enrich your world with Samsung accessories and apps. Track your workouts with wearables* such as the Gear Fit2 Pro and Gear S3, explore virtual worlds with the Samsung Gear VR, and control your smart home with Samsung SmartThings. Whether at home or on the go, your life will be enhanced by a rich ecosystem of Samsung products and services alongside the Galaxy A8 Star.

Experience, achieve and share more of what you love without fear – for longer than before. Now with a larger 3,700mAH battery, you’ll be able to stay connected right through the day.

Here are the full specifications




  • Dimensions 162.4 x 77 x 7.6 mm (6.39 x 3.03 x 0.30 in)
  • Weight 191 g
  • Dual SIM Hybrid SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) – Samsung Pay


  • Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size 6.3 inches, 100.7 cm2 (~ 80.6% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution 1080 x 2220 pixels, 18.5: 9 ratio (~ 392 ppi density)


  • Android OS 8.0 (Oreo)
  • Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 chipset
  • Octa-core CPU (4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260)
  • GPU Adreno 512MEMORY
  • MicroSD card slot, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slots)
  • Internal 64 GB, 4 GB RAM


  • Primary Dual: 24 MP (f / 1.7) + 16 MP (f / 1.7)
  • Secondary: 24 MP (f / 2.0)


  • Alerts type Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
  • Dolby Atmos sound (headphones only)


  • WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector


  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3700 mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy A8 Star price

In Singapore, the official price of the Galaxy A8 Star SM-G885FZKDXSP from Samsung is around S$498.00 at!

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