Samsung Galaxy J6 and Galaxy J8 launched in India: Nepal arrival imminent

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Samsung recently launched a mid-range handset with a dual camera setup at the back; namely known as Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo. Despite the presence of remarkable cameras and a capable processor, the smartphone was criticized for not providing a trendy infinity display. So to lure the fan base, who are quite obsessed with the infinity display, Samsung launched the Samsung Galaxy J6 and J8 in India. Along with the stylish infinity display, Samsung Galaxy J8 and J6 come with Face Unlock feature and AI-powered cameras.

Samsung Galaxy J6 Overview

Among the two, Samsung Galaxy J6 is the more affordable handset. The smartphone comes with the 5.6-inch infinity display contributing to an appreciable 75.9% screen-to-body ratio. The resolution of the display is only HD+, which results in a pixel density of 294 PPI.

Powering the device is the Exynos 7870 chipset backed by either 3GB or 4GB of RAM. On the storage side, there are two variants. The base variant consists of 3GB of RAM whereas the premium variant enjoys an ample 4GB of RAM.

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We have seen Samsung presenting the J-series smartphones with a camera-centric approach. And this time is no different. The smartphone embraces a capable rear camera of 13MP and a remarkable selfie shooter with an 8MP sensor. Both of them are assisted by an LED flash.

In terms of software, the Galaxy J6 enjoys Android Oreo out of the box with Samsung’s Experience UI on the top. For the security purpose, a fingerprint sensor is also provided to the device, which is mounted at the back just beneath the camera. The device is fueled by 3,000mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy J6 Specifications

  • Display: 5.6 inch Super AMOLED display, 75.9% screen-to-body ratio
  • Resolution: HD+ (720 x 1480 pixels), 18.5:9 ratio, 294 PPI pixel density
  • Chipset: Exynos 7870 Octa
  • CPU: Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Mali-T831 MP1
  • OS: Android Oreo 8.0
  • RAM: 3/4GB
  • Storage: 32/64GB, expandable storage up to 256GB via SD card (dedicated slot)
  • Rear Camera: 13 MP, f/1.9, LED flash
  • Front Camera:8MP, f/1.9 with LED flash
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity
  • SIM: Dual SIM with 4G LTE
  • Battery: 3,000mAh
  • Price: INR 13,990 (Approx. $205, NPR 22,500) for 3GB/32GB variant
  • Price: INR 16,490 (Approx. $245, NPR 26,500) for 4GB/64GB variant

Samsung Galaxy J8 Overview

Galaxy J8 is another sibling of the Galaxy J7 Duo with few upgrades. The smartphone carries a 6.0-inch Super AMOLED display, which features an HD+ resolution. With Super AMOLED display, one can observe deeper blacks and brighter whites, so the colors on the display look really vibrant and pleasing.

The device is powered by the Snapdragon 450 chipset with 4GB of RAM alongside. On the storage side, there is reasonably sufficient 64GB internal memory. In case of insufficiency, the storage can also be expanded up to 256GB using an SD card. And there is a dedicated SD card slot on the phone for memory expansion.

In terms of camera, we can see a huge potential in the Samsung Galaxy J8. It sports a dual camera setup comprising of 16MP and 5MP sensors. With this setup, the smartphone is believed to capture not only abundant details in the images but also the nifty portrait shots. Furthermore, both the cameras at the back possesses a wide f/1.9 aperture. So they also have a huge scope even in the low lights. Up front, there is a 16MP selfie shooter with a dedicated LED flash alongside.

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Galaxy J8 also comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. And to add another layer of security, there is Face Unlock feature. The device also contains a 3,500 mAh battery to fuel the processes inside the device.

Samsung Galaxy J8 Specifications

  • Display: 6.0-inch Super AMOLED display
  • Resolution: HD+ (720 x 1480 pixels), 18.5:9 ratio, 275 PPI pixel density
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 450
  • CPU: Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Adreno 506
  • OS: Android Oreo 8.0
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB, expandable storage up to 256GB via SD card (dedicated slot)
  • Rear Camera: Dual cameras: (16 MP, f/1.9) + (5MP, f/1.9), LED flash
  • Front Camera:16MP, f/1.9 with LED flash
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity
  • SIM: Dual SIM with 4G LTE
  • Battery: 3,500mAh
  • Price: INR 18,990 (Approx. $280, NPR 30,000)

Samsung Galaxy J6 and J8 Launch Date and Price in Nepal

As soon as the phone was launched, we had a conversation with Samsung Nepal officials. During the conversation, the officials were eager to launch the Galaxy J6 and J8 smartphones in Nepal. But when we asked them about the launch date, they were hesitant to give us the exact date. But implicitly they implied that the J6 will launch in the last week of June and J8 in the first week of August. When we tried to dig into the pricing strategy, the officials assured us that the prices of these newbies would be close to an international pricing.

So what are your thoughts regarding the Samsung Galaxy J8 and Galaxy J6? Which one interested you the most? Let us know in the comments.