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Galaxy A8 Star: Samsung’s 6.3″ smartphone with a large battery has arrived in Malaysia

Galaxy A8 Star Malaysia

Samsung Malaysia has introduced two new smartphones in our local market that offers a big Infinity Display experience and a large battery. The Galaxy A8 Star comes with a 6.3″ Super AMOLED display while the Galaxy J8 is an affordable alternative with a 6.0″ Super AMOLED display. At time of writing, both devices have not appeared on Samsung Malaysia’s official page but they are listed online via Lazada Malaysia.

Samsung Galaxy A8 Star

The Galaxy A8 Star is a premium mid-range smartphone which is priced lower than the Galaxy A8+. In terms of design, the rear gets an “iPhone-X” inspired vertical camera placement at the top left of the device.

In front, it has a 6.3″ Full HD+ display and it runs on a powerful Snapdragon 660 processor that’s mated to 4GB of RAM. There’s 64GB of onboard storage which is expandable via microSD.

In terms of optics, the rear gets a 16MP f/1.7 + 24MP f/1.7 dual-camera setup which supports Live Focus. Over at the front, it gets a 24MP f/2.0 selfie shooter that comes with Pro-lighting effects.

Unlike the Galaxy A8 and A8+, the A8 Star doesn’t come with dust and water resistance. Powering the device is a 3,700mAh battery and it charges via USB-C. Out of the box, it runs on Android 8.0 Oreo.

The Samsung Galaxy A8 Star is listed at RM1,999 RM1,799 but stocks are not available at the moment on the Samsung official store on Lazada. The Galaxy A8 Star comes in either Black or White.

Samsung Galaxy J8

If you’re looking for an affordable alternative, the Samsung Galaxy J8 comes with a 6.0″ HD+ Super AMOLED display and it runs on a Snapdragon 450 processor. For our market, the Galaxy J8 comes with 3GB of RAM and has 32GB of onboard storage that’s expandable via microSD.

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For imaging, it also gets a dual-camera setup with a 16MP f/1.7 main camera and a secondary 5MP f/1.9 shooter for Live Focus effects. In front, it is listed to come with a 16MP f/1.9 selfie camera.

Powering the Galaxy J8 is a 3,500mAh battery that’s charged via microUSB. It has a triple-slot design (2 SIM + 1 microSD Card) and it also comes with a fingerprint sensor.

The Galaxy J8 is listed at RM999 on Lazada Malaysia. It’s available in Black, Gold and Purple.

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Alexander Wong