The smartphone is already available in North America, Southeast Asia, Europe and India.
In terms of specifications, the Galaxy A8 Star features a 6.3-inch full-HD+ display with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. This is the first Android Go edition based device from the company and it comes with a long-lasting battery life, spacious storage capacity and lightning-quick processing power. Furthermore, the CPU is paired with an Adreno 630 GPU and 6GB or 8GB of RAM. It includes an internal storage of 64GB which can be further expanded up to 400GB via microSD card. On the front, it features a 5-megapixel sensor for taking selfies and video calling.
On a smartphone running Android 8.1 Oreo Go, and it is sold only in gold color case and so far only in India and Malaysia, while the worldwide release is not far off. The handset has 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. A 3700mAh battery completes the package.
The Note 9, which was unveiled by Samsung in NY on August 9, also includes other upgrades over the year-old Note 8 model it supersedes including a larger 4,000mAh battery which Samsung says will provide all-day use without a recharge, a faster processor for improved performance and a microSD card slot that will handle storage cards of to 512GB. The 8 GB RAM and 512GB storage variants will cost Rs 84,900. Samsung's latest smartphone, moreover, can be connected to a computer monitor via its DeX dongle that allows it to be used like a pocketable computer.
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The Samsung Galaxy A8 Star features a 6.28-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display.
The Note 9 is available in 128-gigabyte and 512GB models, with support for up to 1 terabyte of storage via expandable memory.
Previously, the ZTE Tempo Go was released which also runs on Android Oreo's Go version.