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Samsung Galaxy A8 Star (A9 Star)

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  Samsung Galaxy A8 Star (A9 Star)

Launch

Announced 2018, June
Status Available. Released 2018, June

Network

Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 | CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA - China
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) - Global | TE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) - China
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat9 450/50 Mbps
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes

Body

Dimensions 162.4 x 77 x 7.6 mm (6.39 x 3.03 x 0.30 in)
Weight 191 g (6.74 oz)
SIM Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Build Front/back glass, aluminum frame
Others - Samsung Pay

Display

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)
Others - Samsung Experience 9 UX

Platform

OS Android 8 (Oreo)
Chipset Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)
CPU Octa-core (4x2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260)
GPU Adreno 512

Memory

Card Slot microSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal 64 GB, 4/6 GB RAM

Camera

Primary Dual - 24 MP, f/1.7 | 16 MP, f/1.7, PDAF
Features LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
Secondary Single - 24 MP, f/2.0 | 1080p@30fps

Sound

Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm Jack Yes
Others - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic | - Dolby Atmos sound (headphones only)

Comms

WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC Yes
Radio FM radio
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

Features

Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Others - ANT+

Battery

Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3700 mAh battery | Fast battery charging 9V/1.67A 15W

Misc

Colors Black, White
SAR EU 0.43 W/kg (head) 1.79 W/kg (body)
Price group About 350 EUR