Recently, Samsung launched Galaxy J8 smartphone in the Indian market. Now, the South Korean company has launched Galaxy On8, which seems to be the online-only variant of the Galaxy J8. It will be available for purchase for a price of Rs. 16,999, which roughly converts to $249.
The phone will be available in two color options — Black and Blue. It will be available for purchase from 6th August exclusively through Flipkart and Samsung Shop. The company is offering special data packs and No Cost EMI as a part of introductory offers.
The Galaxy On8 comes with a 6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display with 1450 x 720 pixels and 18.5:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, the device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz with Adreno 506 GPU.
The device packs 4GB RAM and comes with 64GB internal storage. There’s a microSD card slot which enables expansion of phone’s storage capacity up to 256GB. The phone runs on Android 8.0 Oreo operating system with the company’s own custom interface on top.
In terms of optics, there’s a dual camera setup on the back with a 16-megapixel primary camera sensor with f/1.7 aperture, LED flash and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor with f/1.9 aperture. On the front side, there’s a 16-megapixel snapper with f/1.9 aperture and LED flash.
The camera comes with Live Focus feature that can be used for capturing impressive portrait shots by focusing more on the subject and blurring its background. The company has included Background Blur Shape, Portrait Dolly and Portrait Backdrop features for adding interesting blurring effects like GIFs on the background of the captured images.
Connectivity options on the device include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4GHz/5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2 LE, ANT+, and GPS. There’s a fingerprint sensor on the back for added security. The device is fuelled by a 3,500mAh battery.