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Samsung Galaxy A8 Star (A9 Star)

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Launch

Announced 2018, June 2017, March
Status Available. Released 2018, June Available. Released 2017, April

Network

Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 | CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA - China GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 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 LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700), 20(800), 28(700)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat9 450/50 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (4CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps
GPRS Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes

Body

Dimensions 162.4 x 77 x 7.6 mm (6.39 x 3.03 x 0.30 in) 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm (6.28 x 2.89 x 0.32 in)
Weight 191 g (6.74 oz) 173 g (6.10 oz)
SIM Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Build Front/back glass, aluminum frame Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
Others - Samsung Pay - Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified) - IP68 certified - dust/water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes

Display

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.3 inches, 100.7 cm2 (~80.6% screen-to-body ratio) 6.2 inches (~84.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2220 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~392 ppi density) 1440 x 2960 pixels (~529 ppi pixel density)
Others - Samsung Experience 9 UX - 3D Touch (home button only) - Always-on display - TouchWiz UI

Platform

OS Android 8 (Oreo) Android 7.0 (Nougat)
Chipset Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm) Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 - USA & China
CPU Octa-core (4x2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260) Octa-core (4x2.35 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo) - USA & China
GPU Adreno 512 Adreno 540 - USA & China

Memory

Card Slot microSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual-SIM model
Internal 64 GB, 4/6 GB RAM 64 GB, 4 GB RAM or 128 GB, 6 GB RAM

Camera

Primary Dual - 24 MP, f/1.7 | 16 MP, f/1.7, PDAF 12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash, check quality
Features LED flash, panorama, HDR 1/2.5" sensor size, 1.4 ยตm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, HDR, dual-video rec
Secondary Single - 24 MP, f/2.0 | 1080p@30fps 8 MP, f/1.7, autofocus, 1440p@30fps, dual video call, Auto HDR

Sound

Loudspeaker Yes Yes
3.5mm Jack Yes Yes
Others - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic | - Dolby Atmos sound (headphones only) - 32-bit/384kHz audio - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Comms

WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC Yes Yes
Radio FM radio No
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

Features

Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
Others - ANT+ - Samsung DeX (desktop experience support) - Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0) - Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent) - ANT+ support - S-Voice natural language commands and dictation - MP4/DivX/XviD/H.265 player - MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player - Photo/video editor - Document editor

Battery

Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3700 mAh battery | Fast battery charging 9V/1.67A 15W Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery

Misc

Colors Black, White Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple Gold
Price group About 350 EUR About 900 EUR