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Samsung Galaxy A8 Star (A9 Star)

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Huawei nova 3

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Samsung Galaxy A8 Star (A9 Star) Huawei nova 3

Launch

Announced 2018, June 2018, July
Status Available. Released 2018, June Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, August 7th

Network

Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
4G LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) - Global LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) - China
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat9 450/50 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps
GPRS Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes

Body

Dimensions 162.4 x 77 x 7.6 mm (6.39 x 3.03 x 0.30 in) 157 x 73.7 x 7.3 mm (6.18 x 2.90 x 0.29 in)
Weight 191 g (6.74 oz) 166 g (5.86 oz)
SIM Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.3 inches, 100.7 cm2 (~80.6% screen-to-body ratio) 6.3 inches, 97.4 cm2 (~84.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2220 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~392 ppi density) 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~409 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes Yes

Platform

OS Android 8.0 (Oreo) Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Chipset Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 Hisilicon Kirin 970
CPU Octa-core (4x2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260) Octa-core (4x2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU Adreno 512 Mali-G72 MP12

Memory

Card Slot microSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal 64 GB, 4 GB RAM 64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM

Camera

Primary 24 MP, f/1.7 16 MP, f/1.7, PDAF Dual 16 MP / 24 MP
Features LED flash, panorama, HDR LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video [email protected], [email protected] [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] (gyro-EIS)
Secondary 24 MP, f/2.0 Dual 24 MP / 2 MP

Sound

Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes Yes
3.5mm Jack Yes Yes

Comms

WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE 4.2, A2DP, LE, EDR, aptX HD
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Radio FM radio No
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

Features

Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass Infrared face recognition, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5 HTML5

Battery

Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3700 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Po 3750 mAh battery

Misc

Colors Black, White Black, Blue, Purple, Gold