As expected, Samsung has today launched two new smartphones in India under its ‘J Series’ — Samsung Galaxy J6 and Samsung Galaxy J8. The Galaxy J6 will be available for purchase in India from 22nd May through online retailer Flipkart, as well as Samsung Shop, and Paytm Mall.
The Samsung Galaxy J6 features a 5.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display with screen resolution of 1480 x 720 pixels and 18.5:9 aspect ratio along with a 2.5D curved glass on top. Under the hood, the device is powered by the company’s own Exynos 7870 octa-core14nm chipset, coupled with Mali T830 GPU.
It comes in two models based on the memory configuration — 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage and 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage. There’s a microSD card slot, which enables users to further expand the phone’s storage capacity up to 256GB.
The smartphone comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front camera, both having LED flash for brighter photos during low-light scenarios. Connectivity options on the device include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, and GPS. On the back panel, just below the camera module, there’s a fingerprint sensor for added security.
It also has support for Face Unlock feature. Running on Android 8.0 Oreo operating system out of the box with Samsung Experience custom interface on top, the smartphone is powered by a 3,000mAh battery.
On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy J8 sports a 6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display with 1480 x 720 pixels screen resolution, 2.5D curved glass panel on top and 18.5:9 aspect ratio. This one is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 14nm octa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz, along with Adreno 506 graphics processor and 4GB RAM.
It packs 16GB of internal storage and has a microSD card slot, using which users can further expand storage capacity up to 256GB. On the back side, there’s a 16MP rear camera with LED flash, f/1.7 aperture, and a secondary camera sensor of 5MP with f/1.9 aperture. On the front side, there’s a 16MP snapper with f/1.9 aperture for video calling and taking selfies.
The smartphone comes with a fingerprint sensor on the back and also supports Face Unlock feature. The device’s connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2 LE, ANT+, and GPS. Running on Samsung Experience custom interface based on Android Oreo, the smartphone is powered by a 3,500mAh battery.
The Samsung Galaxy J6 is priced at Rs. 13,990 (~ $205) for the 3GB RAM with 32GB storage version while the 4GB RAM with 64GB storage version costs Rs.16,490 (~ $242). On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy J8 is priced at Rs. 18,990 (approx. $279) and will be available for purchase from July.