Last month, Samsung had launched four mid-range phones in India including the Galaxy J8. The other phones such as Galaxy A6, Galaxy A6+ and Galaxy J6 have been readily made available for buying, but the Galaxy J8 is scheduled to hit the market in the coming month. A conflicting report claims it may release in India on June 20. The smartphone is expected to arrive in multiple markets like Russia and Thailand. Now that the Galaxy J8 that has a model number of SM-J810Y/DS has been certified by National Communications Commission (NCC) in Taiwan, it appears that the handset will be soon heading to Taiwanese market. The NCC certification has also revealed some live images of the Galaxy J8 before its official release.
Samsung India has already confirmed the specifications of the Galaxy J8 smartphone. The handset features 18.5:9 aspect ratio supporting S-AMOLED Infinity Display of 6 inches. It produces an HD+ screen resolution of 720 x 1480 pixels. The live images of the Galaxy J8 confirms that it has a tall aspect ratio supporting screen. The top bezel of the phone features a selfie camera along with its LED flash.
The rear side of the Galaxy J8’s polycarbonate body has a dual camera setup and just below it is the fingerprint scanner. A 3.5mm headphone jack and a microUSB 2.0 port are available on the bottom edge of the phone. The usual buttons for volume controller, power key and the SIM card slot are located on the edges of the handset. Apart from the device, Samsung will be including an earphone, a USB cable and a charger adapter inside the box package of the Galaxy J8.
The Samsung Galaxy J8 mid-range phone is driven by Snapdragon 450 and 4 GB of RAM. It has an inbuilt storage of 64 GB and a microSD card slot for more storage. The J8 is preloaded with Android 8.0 Oreo. It is packed with a 3,000mAh battery.
The handset borrows the 16-megapixel with f/1.7 aperture + 5-megapixel with f/1.9 aperture dual camera setup from the Galaxy A6+. The J8 is equipped with a selfie camera of 24-megapixel. It will be hitting the Indian market with a price tag of Rs. 18,990 (~$280) and in color options like black, gold and blue.