Samsung Introduces Brand-New Series of Galaxy Smartphones

Galaxy A8 Star Features Powerful Camera and Slim Design
Galaxy A6+ Comes with Adjustable Front LED Flash for Perfect Selfie
Galaxy J6 Offers Sleek Design with Comfortable Grip

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Hong Kong – June 14, 2018 – Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd. today introduces three brand-new series of enhanced Galaxy smartphones, Galaxy A8 Star, Galaxy A6+ and Galaxy J6, to fully meet the needs of different users. 

“In line with millennials’ pursuit of smartphones, Samsung is adding various features and advanced camera for the new Galaxy A8 Star, Galaxy A6+ and Galaxy J6. With a powerful smartphone, multitasking and entertainment experiences have never been more delightful. Samsung cares deeply about users’ preferences, which is why we have designed the smart devices that best suit their needs and enable a more convenient life,” said Yiyin Zhao, Vice President and Head of IT and Mobile Communication Business for Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd. 

Galaxy A8 Star Equipped with Powerful Camera for a Fully Immersive Multimedia Experience

Galaxy A8 Star has Dual Rear Camera with 24MP and 16MP and super wide F1.7 aperture lens, enabling users to capture the perfect moment no matter day or night. With Live Focus, users can adjust and preview the depth of field before or after shooting, enabling stunning self-portraits. The 24MP front camera with F2.0 aperture lens captures clear and high-quality photos in well-lit condition. The rear camera can be switched intelligently between 24MP and 16MP lens for a bright and detailed photo. To inject more fun into photo taking, Galaxy A8 Star allows users to customize photos with various options. Smart Beauty extends beautification with new features; and Pro Lighting creates impressive photos with studio-like scenes as well as interesting AR stickers.    

Galaxy A8 Star is only 7.6mm thick with super large 6.3-inch FHD Super AMOLED Infinity Display with aspect ratio of 18.5:9, enabling users to enjoy a fully immersive multimedia experience. Multitasking feature allows users to work efficiently, for example, watching a video and texting simultaneously without hiding the video clip. Meanwhile, the snap window function lets users select a specific screen area and pin it on top of the screen. 

Samsung understands instant communication is essential for millennials. With Dual Messenger, users can easily use two messenger accounts on single device. Galaxy A8 Star supports Samsung Pay [1] , Smart Octopus and Samsung personal assistant Bixby [2] , so users can enjoy the full power of a smartphone. Bixby makes life easier by helping users complete everyday tasks, explore everywhere, receive content they care about and get reminders. Users can retrieve latest information through Always On Display without unlocking the phone. Also, Galaxy A8 Star is equipped with Samsung features, including Samsung Health for monitoring users’ activities, nutrition and sleep. 

Samsung values users' mobile security. With Secure Folder [3] , which requires fingerprint to access, Galaxy A8 Star saves all confidential personal files and apps, giving users peace of mind. 

Galaxy A6+’s Multifunction Camera for Taking Lively Selfie

Equipped with 16MP F1.7 and 5MP F1.9 Dual Rear Camera and 24MP F1.9 front camera, Galaxy A6+ features adjustable front LED flash for users to snap stylish selfies from day to night. The Galaxy A6+’s Dual Rear Camera can even further enhance the moments that matter with Live Focus mode, meaning that users can control the depth of field and bokeh effect before or after the shot is taken. Users can enrich their photos with unique background blur patterns in a range of shapes including hearts, stars and more. Also, unique AR stickers let users add more fun to their selfie. 

Galaxy A6+ comes with 6-inch FHD Super AMOLED Infinity Display with screen ratio of 18.5:9. Its streamlined smooth curves and metal design have been engineered to offer improved durability and comfortable grip for maximum usability, without compromising on style. Users can experience a richer surround sound experience to enjoy movies, music and more with headphones supported by Dolby Atmos optimized audio.

With App Pair, Dual Messenger and Always On Display, Galaxy A6+ offers an easier life for users who strive for efficiency. Also, Galaxy A6+ brings together Samsung personal assistant Bixby [4] for a smart life. Hassle-free security with face recognition and fingerprint scanning provides multiple protection for users’ privacy.

Galaxy J6’s Light and Sleek Design for a Comfortable Grip

Galaxy J6 is equipped with 5.6-inch HD Super AMOLED Infinity Display with aspect ratio of 18.5:9. Featuring Black, Gold and Purple, Galaxy J6 is designed with lightweight materials and seamless lines for a perfect grip. Galaxy J6 has a 13MP F1.9 rear camera. Together with 8MP F1.9 front camera and adjustable LED front flash, Galaxy J6 makes every selfie special. Using face recognition, the vivid stickers highlight the characters and create personalized photos. For an enhanced audio experience, the headphone of Galaxy J6 supports Dolby Atmos optimized audio.

Various built-in features on Galaxy J6, including Samsung Health, Dual Messenger and App Pair, improve the quality and ease of life. Galaxy J6 comes with Secure Folder [5] , face recognition and fingerprint scanning, protecting users’ data while giving users a peace of mind. Galaxy J6 supports Dual-SIM model, so users can use a microSD card as well as two SIM cards at the same time. With an external microSD card, the storage capacity can be increased up to 256GB for maximizing the storage of information and photos. 

 

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Special Offers

Any pre-order of Galaxy A8 Star between Jun 15 and Jun 28, 2018 will be rewarded a 5100mAh fast charge battery pack (valued at HKD428) for free. Customers can also enjoy a HKD200 Smart Octopus rebate for any Trade-in of designated smartphone models between Jun 29 and Aug 31, 2018.

Any purchase of Galaxy A6+ between Jun 15 and Aug 31, 2018; or any purchase of Galaxy J6 between Jun 29 and Aug 31, 2018, will be rewarded a black dual layer cover (valued at HKD198) for free.

Availability and Suggested Retail Price

Three new Samsung Galaxy series smartphones will be available on the following dates with the suggested retail price:

Model

Color

Available Date

Suggested Retail Price

Galaxy A8 Star

Black and White

Jun 29

HKD3,998

Galaxy A6+

Black, Gold and Lavender

Jun 15

HKD2,998

Galaxy J6

Black, Gold and Purple

Jun 29

HKD2,398

Samsung Galaxy A8 Star Specifications:

Special Features

Advanced Camera

Live Focus Dual Rear Camera (24MP + 16MP F1.7 aperture)

You can adjust the degree of background blur before or after taking the photo

Bright & Clear Photos: Improved Brightness & Noise in Low-light Shooting

24MP Front Camera with Selfie Focus: Take out-of-focus selfies in preview mode

Make yourself more beautiful and fun: Customize your photos with various options such as beauty modes, filters, lighting effects and stickers

Infinity Display with Sleek Design:

6.3” FHD+ Super AMOLED screen (18.5:9)

Slim design with an ergonomic grip

Enriched Features for Convenient life:

Intelligence (Bixby): A smarter way to use your phone. Assisting in completing tasks, telling you what you’re looking at, learning your routine and remembering what you need to do.

Always On Display: You can get information at a glance without waking up the phone

Dual Messenger: Able to use two different accounts for the same IM

Secure Folder: Hidden for your protection

Operating Platform***

Android 8.0

Band^^

4G FDD-LTE: B1(2100), B3(1800), B4(AWS), B5(850), B7(2600), B8(900),B12(700),B17(700)

4G TDD-LTE: B34(2010), B38(2600), B39(1900), B40(2300), B41(2500)

3G CDMA: BC0(800)

3G UMTS(WCDMA): B1(2100), B2(1900), B5(850), B8(900)

3G TD-SCDMA: B34(2010), B39(1880)

2G CDMA: CDMA800

2G GSM: GSM850, GSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900

Dimension

162.4 (L) x 77.0 (W) x 7.6 (D) mm

Weight

191g

Display**

6.3” FHD+ Super AMOLED Display (2220 x 1080)

Processor

Qualcomm SDM660

Octa Core Processor 2.2GHz + 1.8GHz

Memory

Internal Memory: 64GB (RAM: 4GB)

Support microSDä (up to 400GB)

Color+

Black, White

Battery *

3,700mAh

Camera

 

 

 

Rear: 24MP + 16MP Dual Camera with LED Flash (F1.7 aperture)

Front: 24MP Camera (F2.0 aperture)

Quick Launch: Double click Power button to directly access to camera

Selfie: Gesture control, Voice control

Beautifying Effect:Eyes, Pro Lighting , Skin, Face, Smart Beauty 

Shooting Mode: Auto, , Hyperlapse, LiveFocus, Night, Panorama, Pro, Selfie, SelfieFocus, Slow Motion, Sports, Stickers, Wide Selfie

Effect: Auto, Blossom, Breeze, Classic, CookieCream, Cream, Deep, Evergreen, Forest, Grayscale, Maple, Memory, Nostalgia, Riddle, Sunshine

White Balance: Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent

Functions: Exposure value, Face detection, Location tags, Timer, Metering modes, ISO, Voice Control

Video Recording and Playback:

Playback: UHD 3840 x 2160pixel @30fps

Recording: UHD 3840 x 2160pixel @30fps

Music Player

3.5mm Stereo Headset Jack

Audio / Video Play Format

 

Video Play Format: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

Audio Play Format: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA

Internet Tool

 

Play Store TM

GoogleTM (Google, Chrome, Gmail, Maps, YouTube TM, Drive, Play Movies & TV, Duo, Photos)

YouTube TM

Samsung Galaxy Apps

Connectivity

Data Transfer^^

LTE Cat12 (600Mbps/150Mbps) / HSPA+ 42.2Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps / 3G / EDGE / GPRS

Wi-Fi

IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4GHz/5.0GHz, VHT80

Wi-Fi Direct

Bluetooth#

v5.0 (A2DP, AVRCP, DI, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP)

Data Connectivity

USB Type-C

Wireless Connectivity

GPS(Support A-GPS)/ GLONASS/ Beidou D

NFC

* Performance of the battery is subject to the network, signal strength, function, selection and profile.

▲ Actual available memory for end user usage may vary due to pre-configuration. The pre-configuration includes preloaded operating system and applications.

Δ GPS/A-GPS connection is subject to local network and data services and network providers may charge additional service fees. Additionally, connection times can be affected by external factors, such as surrounding environment, weather, etc.

^^ Subject to local network, data and messaging services.

+ For reference only, please check with our staff for details.

# Stereo Bluetooth is only applicable to specific headsets.

***Please visit http://www.samsung.com/hk_en for latest Operating Platform

** Measured diagonally, the screen size is 153.6mm in the full rectangle and 151.8mm with accounting for the rounded corners

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Samsung Galaxy A6+ Specifications:

Special Features

Infinity Display With Classy Design

Infinity Display with 6.0” FHD+ Super AMOLED screen (18.5:9)

Fluid Design with Comfortable Grip

Fully metal body construction and 2.5D glass

Advanced Camera

Live Focus Dual Rear Camera 16MP (F1.7 aperture) + 5MP (F1.9 aperture)

With Live Focus, you can freely adjust the degree of blurring before or after taking the shot. Make images more emotional and beautiful with light effects.

Outstanding Selfie: 24MP (F1.9 aperture) Camera take high-quality self-portraits.

Front Flash: In Selfie mode, you can adjust the Front LED Flash levels.

Everyday Convenience

Face Recognition: It's a fast and effortless way to unlock your Galaxy A6+.

Always On Display: With Always On Display, you can get information at a glance without waking up your phone

Bixby (Vision, Home, Reminder): A smarter way to use your phone

Dual Messenger: Allows for the setup of two accounts for the same Messenger with different purposes

Operating Platform***

Android 8.0

Band^^++

4G FDD-LTE: B1(2100), B3(1800), B5(850), B7(2600), B8(900)

4G TDD-LTE: B34(2010), B38(2600), B39(1900), B40(2300), B41(2500)

3G CDMA: BC0(800)

3G UMTS(WCDMA): B1(2100), B2(1900), B5(850), B8(900)

3G TD-SCDMA: B34(2010), B39(1880)

2G CDMA: CDMA800

2G GSM: GSM850, GSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900

Dimension

160.2 (L) x 75.7 (W) x 7.9(D) mm

Weight

191g

Display**

6.0” FHD+ Super AMOLED Display (2220 x 1080)

Processor

Qualcomm SDM450

Octa Core Processor 1.8GHz

Memory

Internal Memory: 64GB (RAM: 4GB)

Support microSDä (up to 256GB)

Color+

Black, Lavender, Gold

Battery *

3,500mAh

Camera

 

 

 

Rear: 16MP (F1.7 aperture) + 5MP (F1.9 aperture) Dual Camera with LED Flash

Front: 24MP Camera (F1.9 aperture)

Quick Launch: Double click Power button to directly access to camera

Selfie: Gesture control

Beauty:Eyes, Skin, Face,

Shooting Mode: Auto, Beauty, Live Focus, Continuous Shot, Selfie Focus, Wide Selfie, Panorama, Selfie, Night, Pro, Stickers

Video Recording and Playback:

Playback: FHD (1920 x 1080) | @60fps

Recording: FHD (1920 x 1080) | @30fps

Music Player

3.5mm Stereo Headset Jack

Audio / Video Play Format

 

Video Play Format: MP4, AVI, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, FLV, MKV, WEBM

Audio Play Format: MP3, AAC, WMA, AMR, FLAC, M4A, 3GA, OGG, OGA, WAV, AWB, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA

Internet Tool

 

Play Store TM

GoogleTM (Google, Chrome, Gmail, Maps, Drive, Play Music, Play Movies & TV, Duo, Photos)

YouTube TM

Samsung Galaxy Apps

Connectivity

Data Transfer^^

LTE Cat 6 (300Mbps/50Mbps) / HSPA+ 42.2Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps / 3G / EDGE / GPRS

Wi-Fi

IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4GHz/5.0GHz

Wi-Fi Direct

Bluetooth#

v4.2 (A2DP, AVRCP, DI, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP)

Data Connectivity

Micro USB

Wireless Connectivity

GPS(Support A-GPS)/ GLONASS/ Beidou Δ

NFC

* Performance of the battery is subject to the network, signal strength, function, selection and profile.

▲ Actual available memory for end user usage may vary due to pre-configuration. The pre-configuration includes preloaded operating system and applications.

ΔGPS/A-GPS connection is subject to local network and data services and network providers may charge additional service fees. Additionally, connection times can be affected by external factors, such as surrounding environment, weather, etc.

^^ Subject to local network, data and messaging services.

+ For reference only, please check with our staff for details.

++ Support 4G Network in HK and China: FDD-LTE and TDD-LTE; 3G Network in HK: WCDMA; 3G Network in China: TD-SCDMA, WCDMA and CDMA. Subject to local network, data and messaging services. If one of the SIM Card is using 4G or 3G Band, the other SIM Card supports 3G or 2G band only, vice versa. Users can choose 4G or 3G network ^ with either SIM 1 or SIM 2 without changing the SIM card.

# Stereo Bluetooth is only applicable to specific headsets.

***Please visit http://www.samsung.com/hk_en for latest Operating Platform

** Measured diagonally, the screen size is 153.6mm in the full rectangle and 151.8mm with accounting for the rounded corners

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Samsung Galaxy J6 Specifications:

Special Features

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excellent multiscreen experience:

5.6” HD+ sA 18.5:9 Infinity Display (720 x 1480)

App Pair: Launch two apps at once for fast multitasking

Best Camera Experience:

13MP Rear & 8MP Front Camera with F1.9 aperture (both)

Front flash for outstanding selfie

Take selfie focus and wide selfie

Fun camera features: sticker, stamp and beatifying effect

Large Storage Capacity & Smooth multitasking:

64GB internal storage and 4GB RAM

Support microSDä (up to 256GB)

Octa Core Processor: Exynos 7870 (Octa-core 1.6GHz)

Dual messenger:

Able to use two different accounts for the same messenger app

Easy to install and manage 2nd messenger app

Share the same storage (Photos, Documents, Videos)

Both of Single SIM and Dual SIM user can use Dual Messenger

A new way to interact with your phone: Bixby ^

Bixby Home:

Slim design:

Fluid slim design

Seamless design with zero camera protrusion

Handy for travel:

Support China and Hong Kong 4G & 3G & 2G networks++  

Dual-SIM Dual-Standby^

Operating Platform***

Android O (8.0)

Band++

 

4G FDD-LTE: B1(2100), B2(1900), B3(1800), B4(AWS), B5(850), B7(2600), B8(900), B12(700), B13(700), B17(700), B20(800), B28(700), B66(AWS-3)

4G TDD-LTE: B38(2600), B40(2300), B41(2500)

3G WCDMA: B1(2100), B2(1900), B4(AWS), B5(850), B8(900)

2G GSM: GSM850, GSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900

Dimension

149.3 (L) x 70.2 (W) x 8.2(D) mm

Weight

154 g

Display

5.6” HD+ sA Infinity Display (720 x 1480)  

Processor

Octa Core Processor: Octa-core 1.6GHz Exynos 7870

Memory

Internal Memory: 64GB (RAM: 4GB)

Support microSDä (up to 256GB)

Color+

Black, Gold, Purple 

Battery *

3,000 mAh

Camera

 

 

Rear: 13MP Auto-focus Camera (F1.9 aperture)

Front: 8MP Camera (F1.9 aperture) with LED flash

Front: LED flash

Quick Launch: Double click power key to directly access to camera

Selfie: Beautifying effect, Gesture control, Selfie focus, Wide Selfie; Auto Flash

Beautifying Effect: Skin, Face, Eyes 

Shooting Mode: HDR (Rich tone), Night, Panorama , Pro, Beauty, Auto, Stickers and Continuous shot 

Effect: Blossom, Breeze, Evergreen, Sunshine, Greyscale, Cookie Cream, Nostalgia, Riddle, Autumn, Cream, Deep, Forest, Classic, Cosy, Memory, Maple

White Balance: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent

Functions: Exposure value, Face detection, Metering Modes, Location tags, Timer, ISO

Video Recording and Playback:

Playback: Full HD 1920 x 1080pixel

Recording: Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixel

Music Player

3.5mm Stereo Headset Jack

Audio / Video Play Format

 

Video Play Format: H.263, H.264(AVC), MPEG4, VC-1, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8, VP9, H.265(HEVC)

Audio Play Format: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, Opus

Internet Tool

 

Play Store TM  

GoogleTM (Google, Chrome, Gmail, Maps, Drive, Play Movies & TV, Duo, Photos, Voice Search, Play Music) 

YouTube TM

Samsung Galaxy Apps

Connectivity

Data Transfer^

LTE Cat4 (150Mbps/50Mbps) / HSPA+ 42.2Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps / 3G / EDGE / GPRS

Wi-Fi

IEEE 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz

Wi-Fi Direct

Bluetooth#

v4.2 (A2DP, AVRCP, DI, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP) 

Data Connectivity

Micro USB type

Wireless Connectivity

GPSΔ / GLONASS/Beidou  

▲▲ It must be charged by dedicated Samsung Charger and Battery.

* Performance of the battery is subject to the network, signal strength, function, selection and profile.

++ Support 4G Network in HK and China: FDD-LTE and TDD-LTE; 3G Network in HK: WCDMA; 3G Network in China: WCDMA. Subject to local network, data and messaging services. If one of the SIM Card is using 4G or 3G Band, the other SIM Card supports 3G or 2G band only, vice versa. Users can choose 4G or 3G network ^ with either SIM 1 or SIM 2 without changing the SIM card.

ΔGPS/A-GPS connection is subject to local network and data services and network providers may charge additional service fees. Additionally, connection times can be affected by external factors, such as surrounding environment, weather, etc.

^ Subject to local network, data and messaging services. Users could choose to insert both SIM cards.

▲ Actual available memory for end user usage may vary due to pre-configuration. The pre-configuration includes preloaded operating system and applications.

+ For reference only, please check with our staff for details.

# Stereo Bluetooth is only applicable to specific headsets.

***Please visit http://www.samsung.com/hk_en for latest Operating Platform 

[1] Support NFC only. .

[2] Galaxy A8 Star supports Bixby Voice, Vision, Home and Reminder. The availability of Bixby services may vary by country and region.

[3] The availability of this service will vary according to the nature of the content being encrypted. Secure Folder separates storage at the software level without taking up additional space.

[4] Galaxy A6+ supports Bixby Vision, Home and Reminder. The availability of Bixby services may vary by country and region.

[5] The availability of this service will vary according to the nature of the content being encrypted. Secure Folder separates storage at the software level without taking up additional space. 

For more product information, please visit http://www.samsung.com/hk_en or contact Samsung customer service hotline at (+852) 3698-4698. 

* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.              

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