Published: Tue, May 22, 2018
Industry | By Terrell Bush

Samsung claims to be India's number one smartphone brand

Samsung claims to be India's number one smartphone brand

This panel has an 18.5:9 aspect ratio as well. The Galaxy J8 will be available from July 2018 onwards, Samsung has announced.

Mumbai: South Korean technology major Samsung on Monday said it is eyeing a 5 per cent rise in overall market share in smartphones in the Indian market this year on the back of new launches. Both the Galaxy J8 and Galaxy A6+ also sport a dual-rear camera, which is not present on the regular Galaxy J6 and the Galaxy A6. Both handsets comes with two RAM+Storage configurations of 3GB+32GB and 4GB+64GB, the storage in both variants is expandable up to 256GB through a MicroSD card. On the other hand, A6+ comes with a 6-inches FHD+ (2220x1080). The Galaxy J6 will be exclusive to Flipkart, and the Galaxy A6 and A6+ will be available from Amazon, in addition to Samsung's official online store. The battery also gets an upgrade to 3,500 mAh. Galaxy J6 is priced at Rs 13,990 for 32GB variant and Rs 16,490 for 64GB variant.

Talking about the price, the A-series duo, A6 is priced at Rs 21,990 for 32GB and Rs 22,990 for 64GB variant. Consumers buying Galaxy A6+ and A6 through ICICI Bank credit cards or Paytm will get an additional cashback of Rs 3,000. The Galaxy A and J series will also come with "One time Screen Replacement Offer" for till June 20.

The Galaxy J8 is equipped with a Snapdragon 450 processor and 4GB of RAM. It is powered by the Exynos 7 Series with 4GB of RAM and 32/64GB of internal storage ( supports external storage up to 256GB via microSD card). Both cameras come with an LED flash.

All the smartphones come with Samsung's Make for India feature called Chat Over Video that facilitates an uninterrupted and uncompromised viewing experience while chatting. The company has also included Ai camera in the Samsung Mall.

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Galaxy J8 also sports a polycarbonate body and has a 6-inch SAMOLED HD+ resolution display.

It is powered by a Snapdragon 660 processor with 4G of RAM and 64GB of storage. The Galaxy A6 has a 16MP rear camera with f/1.7 aperture while J6 sports a 13MP rear shooter with f/1.9 aperture.

"In terms of optics, the latest Galaxy S Lite phone has a 12 mega pixel camera with f/1.7 aperture, 1/2.55" sensor size, OIS, 1.4µm pixel size.

The phone is backed by a 3000mAh battery, a microUSB port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and the other essentials such as Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth etc. Software wise, it will run Android 8.0 Oreo with the Samsung Experience 9.0 UI on top.

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