India is perhaps the most competitive smartphone market in the world, but Samsung does not seem to care much. The company has launched a number of phones aimed at India in recent months, such as the Galaxy On6, On8 and J2 Core; Everyone is priced much higher than comparable units from Xiami, OnePlus and others.

Samsung has announced another phone for the Indian market – the Galaxy A8 Star. It looks like normal A8 201

8, but with higher quality cameras, a Snapdragon 660 instead of an Exynos chip, and a larger battery. Samsung says that A8 Star "Dual Intellicam" is calibrated for both day and night images.

Galaxy A8 Star will be an exclusive Amazon India, with general availability as of August 27th. The phone will cost INR 34,990 – about $ 501 US dollars. In comparison, OnePlus 6 is almost identical in price, or you can get a Mi Mix 2 for less. It remains to see if the A8 star can perform these phones with regard to camera retribution, but it will definitely be short everywhere.