Samsung Galaxy A8 Star is official in India, available on August 27

As hinted at by Amazon’s teasers from yesterday, the Samsung Galaxy A8 Star has now become official for the Indian market. This follows its initial launch in China, where for some reason it’s known as the Galaxy A9 Star.

The handset will become available at Amazon India on August 27. It’s priced at INR 34,990, which right now translates into $501 or 431.

So what do you get for all that cash? A 6.3-inch 1080×2220 Super AMOLED Infinity Display with 80% screen-to-body ratio, the Snapdragon 660 chipset at the helm, 6GB of RAM, and 64GB of expandable storage. It has a 16 MP + 24 MP rear camera system (with f/1.7 aperture for both lenses), and a 24 MP f/2.0 snapper for selfies.

The battery is a 3,700 mAh cell which you fill up through a 15W USB-C charger. The A8 Star has a fingerprint sensor on the back, and also does face recognition for unlocking. Bixby is built-in and has its own button on the left side, under the volume keys. Software-wise, you’re getting Android 8.0 Oreo with Samsung Experience 9.0.

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