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Samsung Galaxy A Star gets certified with Bluetooth 5.0: Expected to come with mid-range features

The Samsung A Star just got certified by the Bluetooth SIG. The smartphone is expected to come with mid-range specifications. Here's all we know about it

  • Published: May 11, 2018 6:42 PM IST
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The Bluetooth SIG has just certified a Samsung smartphone, which is going to be called the Galaxy A Star. The smartphone was earlier expected to be called the Galaxy A8 Star, but the certification has it dubbed simply as A Star. The phone is codenamed SM-G885 and comes with Bluetooth 5.0.

Besides Bluetooth, the certification document doesn’t reveal a lot of information about the device. Leaks in the past though, have suggested that the phone will be featuring a 6.28-inch full HD+ Infinite display, with a resolution of 2220 x 1080. The phone is rumored to come with either the Exynos 7885 or the Snapdragon 660 SoC. It is also expected to support 4GB or 6GB of RAM, with 64GB of internal storage.

For taking pictures, the phone is said to feature a dual-camera setup at the back, which consists of a 16-megapixel sensor, paired with a 24-megaixel sensor. The phone is also said to support dual-tone LED flash. For selfies, there is a 24-megapixel camera at the front. Underneath the hood, there is a 3,700 mAh battery, which is said to support fast charging technology.

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We’re not sure when Samsung plans on launching the phone, but given that Bluetooth certification is one of the last steps in releasing a phone, that day might not be far. Earlier reports had stated that the phone was only going to launch in the Chinese market. However, the certification also has an International model listed, which means that there is a good chance that it will be coming to other markets as well.

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  • Published Date: May 11, 2018 6:42 PM IST