Samsung has already notified about its latest flagship smartphone Galaxy J8 with its launch last month and also with the launch announced its availability on June 20. However, the sale of the smartphones didn’t start back then. This quite confirms the fact that the Samsung Galaxy J8 would go sale in India from June 28. Key features of the smartphone include its 18.5:9 Super AMOLED Infinity Display that flows from edge-to-edge, and Android 8.0 Oreo operating system. It also supports Face Unlock, including artificial intelligence features like object and scene detection.
Samsung took to Twitter to announce the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy J8 in the country. In the tweet, Samsung has flaunted about the Background Blur Shape feature that not only allows to blur background for Bokeh effect but also lets users choose the shape in which blurred objects would appear. Users might choose from the heart, butterfly, star, and the music symbol.
Give the ‘Infinity Touch’ to your picture’s background with the #BackgroundBlurShape of the new 16+5MP #DualRearCamera on #GalaxyJ8. Only 3 days to go for the big launch. Stay tuned. pic.twitter.com/5uj2gpORLO
— Samsung Mobile India (@SamsungMobileIN) June 25, 2018
Samsung Galaxy J8 price in India:
The Samsung Galaxy J8 price in India is priced at ₹18,990, that comes in only one configuration, i.e. 4GB of RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage. The smartphone would be available in variants of Blue, Black, and Gold color options. The smartphone would be available on the Samsung India e-store, while other sales channels have not been announced yet.
Samsung Galaxy J8: Features and Specifications
The dual-SIM (Nano) Galaxy J8 runs Samsung Experience on top of Android 8.0 Oreo. The smartphone boasts of a 6-inch full-HD+ Super AMOLED ‘Infinity display’ with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM.
Talking of camera, the Galaxy J8 has a dual camera setup on the back, with a 16-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor for depth-of-field effects. At the front, there is a 16-megapixel camera with an aperture of f/1.9. Both front and rear cameras have a single LED flash. There is also 64GB of inbuilt storage which can be expanded via a microSD card (up to 256GB). The smartphone facial recognition has a variable selfie flash which allows users to adjust the exposure while capturing selfies.
Connectivity options on the Galaxy J8 include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, a Micro-USB port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The smartphone also has quite a unique feature called ‘Chat over Video’ that allows users to chat on WhatsApp and the default messaging app whilst watching videos. The feature, which Samsung claims to have been developed by their Indian R&D team, overlays a translucent chat window and keyboard over the video being played. The handset also comes with a few memory management features like the move to a memory card, delete duplicate images, zip unused apps and delete saved APK files. The phone also comes with Samsung Mall functionality and Samsung Pay Mini for mobile payments.