Consumer electronics major Samsung is all set to bring the new Galaxy J8 to the Indian market. The company had unveiled the Galaxy J6 along with J8 last month, but only the former made its way to the sores. Now, it's the turn of the latter to enter the market.
The company's official Twitter handle, Samsung Mobile India, has confirmed that the new Galaxy J8 will hit stores on June 28 for Rs 18,990.
For the uninitiated, Galaxy J8 sports polycarbonate shell, which is sturdy enough to withstand an accidental drop, but differs in internal hardware.
It comes with a bigger 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 last a full day under mixed usage.
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.
Samsung Galaxy J8 vs competition:
If you want a similar device with a smaller screen, go for Galaxy J6. It features the same design, but with a 5.6-inch AMOLED screen with HD+ (1440x720p) resolution and comes packed with Samsung's proprietary Exynos 7870 octa-core processor, 3GB/4GB RAM, 32GB/64GB storage, Android Oreo software with Experience UI, a dual-SIM slots, 4G LTE support (Cat.4) and a, 3000mAh battery, which is more than enough to keep the phone running for a whole day under mixed usage.
As far as the photography hardware is concerned, it comes with a 13MP camera on the back and an 8MP front snapper.
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|