Samsung's recently unveiled Galaxy On8 (2018) will finally be up for sale later this afternoon, Aug 6, in India.

The new Galaxy On8 (2018) will be exclusively available online only on Flipkart and Samsung India e-store for Rs Rs 16,990. As part of the promotional launch campaign, it is being offered with lucrative data packs for Reliance Jio subscribers along with EMI options.

The highlight of the Galaxy On8 is the photography hardware. It boasts of a feature-rich 16MP (F1.7 aperture) + 5MP (F1.9 aperture) dual-camera on the back with a truckload of features including Background Blur Shape, Portrait Dolly, and Portrait Backdrop. With Background Blur Shape, the device owners can make the pictures turn into animation by adding the 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.

Samsung, Galaxy J8, India launch, price
Samsung Galaxy On8 is a rebranded version of the Galaxy J8 and comes with top-notch camera hardware.Samsung India Press Kit

On the front too, Samsung phone houses equally impressive 16MP snapper with a 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 On8 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.

It also comes with "Chat Over Video" feature which allows an uninterrupted and uncompromised video viewing experience while chatting, hence eliminating the need to compromise between video viewing or chatting. The transparent keyboard allows the user to continue watching the video while enjoying the video content, the company claims

Also, the Galaxy On8 is one of the most affordable Samsung phone to boast the Infinity Display design, which up until now was exclusive to flagship Galaxy S, Note and A series. With the new design, the consumers are sure to enjoy wide-angle cinematic viewing experience on the huge 6.0-inch HD+ screen.

Samsung, Galaxy On8, 2018, India, launch, price
Samsung Galaxy On8 (2018) finally up for sale in India.Samsung India Press Kit

Other stipulated features include Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, Android Oreo software, 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 On8 vs competition:

The new Galaxy On8 up against the popular Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, Moto G6, Honor 9N, Tecno Camon iClick, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 soon to be released Moto G6 Plus and the Mi A2 Android One.

Key specifications of Samsung On8 (2018):

Model Samsung On8 (2018)
Screen 6.0-inch HD+ super AMOLED Infinity Display with 1440x720p resolution
OS Android Oreo
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 with Adreno 506 GPU
Storage 64GB, + up to 256GB via microSD card
  • Main: 16MP (F1.7 aperture)+5MP (F1.9 aperture), full HD video recording, LED flash, Bokeh effect
  • Front: 16MP sensor with F1.9 aperture, LED flash
Battery 3,500mAh
Network 4G-LTE
Add-ons Polycarbonate body, Fingerprint sensor, dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi, microSD, micro USB, 3.5 mm audio, FM Radio
Colours Black and Blue
Price Rs 16,990

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