Consumer electronics major Samsung released much awaited mid-range Galaxy J8 in India on June 28, 2018. It is the advanced version of the J6, which made its debut last month.
The USP of the Galaxy J8 is its camera. It boasts impressive 16MP+5MP dual-camera on the back with a boatload of features including Background Blur Shape, Portrait Dolly, and Portrait Backdrop. With Background Blur Shape, device owners can make the pictures turn in to animation by adding soft light effect in different contextual shapes. The Portrait Dolly feature delivers a moving GIF image with zoom movements in the background for a cinematic photography experience. The portrait backdrop mode gives a professional touch to photography by creating cool and funky backgrounds effects.
On the front too, it features a 16MP snapper with wide-angle lens, which allows more room to capture group selfies without having to worry about cramming the people tightly.
Another notable aspect of the new Galaxy J8 is the Samsung Mall. This feature uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help users shop by clicking a picture of the desired product and automatically getting results for the item across popular e-commerce platforms.
The Galaxy J8 comes with a huge 6.0-inch HD+ screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, Android Oreo software, 16MP+5MP dual-camera on the back, 16MP snapper on the front and a 3,500mAh battery, which is more than sufficient to keep the phone running for more than a day under mixed usage.
Samsung Galaxy J8 price and availability details:
The new Galaxy J8 will be available across retail outlets and online through Samsung's e-shop and Paytm, Flipkart and Amazon in Blue, Black and Gold colour options for Rs 18,990.
As part of the launch offer, the company is offering cash discounts. Consumers buying Galaxy J8 through ICICI Bank credit and debit cards or Paytm will get additional cash back of Rs 1,500.
Additionally, all consumers activating their Galaxy J8 on or before 31st July 2018 can also avail a One Time Screen Replacement.
Samsung Galaxy J8 vs competition:
Key specifications of Samsung Galaxy J6 and J8:
|Models||Galaxy J6||Galaxy J8|
|Screen||5.6-inch HD+ super AMOLED Infinity Display with 1440x720p resolution||6.0-inch HD+ super AMOLED Infinity Display with 1440x720p resolution|
|OS||Android Oreo||Android Oreo|
|Processor||Samsung Exynos 7870 with Mali T830 GPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 with Adreno 506 GPU|
|Storage||32GB/64GB, + up to 256GB via microSD card||64GB, + up to 256GB via microSD card|
|Add-ons||Polycarbonate body, Fingerprint sensor, dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi, microSD, micro USB, 3.5 mm audio, FM Radio||Polycarbonate body, Fingerprint sensor, dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi, microSD, micro USB, 3.5 mm audio, FM Radio|
|Colours||Black, Blue and Gold||Black, Blue and Gold|