Monday, May 21, 2018

Samsung announces Galaxy J6, J8, A6, and A6+ in India

Samsung has a huge presence throughout the world and has been able to maintain the #1 spot in many regions. While things may have shifted a bit for them at the start of this year with Xiaomi taking the lead in India, Samsung is still holding strong in 2nd place. The company wants to take the crown back with the introduction of some new devices. This is coming in the form of 4 new devices including the Samsung Galaxy J6, Samsung Galaxy J8, Samsung Galaxy A6, and the Samsung Galaxy A6+.

All four of these new smartphones headed to India feature the company's Infinity Display, which gives users 15% more display area without increasing the overall size of the device. We're seeing a lot of smartphone makers doing this recently with many opting for a notch at the top so they can pack in some sensors and a speaker. Samsung has yet to go down the notch route, but their curved glass does make it seem as if the display is flowing over the sides of the device.

Another key feature that Samsung is advertising with these smartphones is a new Chat-Over-Video feature. It enables users to chat through a transparent chat window and keyboard, while a video is still running. This has become a growing request from within India as they consume a lot of video content on their smartphones. Another feature that has been added specifically for India is the Samsung Mall application. This is a new service aimed at millennials which uses AI to recognize a product after they snap a photo of it and then see that item across popular e-commerce platforms.

Specs Galaxy A6 Galaxy A6+ Galaxy J6 Galaxy J8
Processor Exynos 7 Series Snapdragon 450 Exynos 7 Series Snapdragon 450
Display 5.6" HD+ 6" FHD+ 5.6" HD+ 6" HD+
Super AMOLED Super AMOLED Super AMOLED Super AMOLED
Rear Camera 16MP (f/1.7) 16MP (f/1.7)+5MP (f/1.9) 13MP (f/1.9) 16MP (f/1.7)+5MP (f/1.9)
Front Camera 16MP (f/1.9) 24MP (f/1.9) 8MP (f/1.9) 16MP (f/1.9)
Flash w/ Front & Rear LED Flash w/ Front & Rear LED Flash w/ Front & Rear LED Flash w/ Front & Rear LED Flash
Memory 4GB + 32GB4GB + 64GB 4GB + 64GB 3GB + 32GB4GB + 64GB 4GB + 64GB
microSD slot (up to 256GB) microSD slot (up to 256GB) microSD slot (up to 256GB) microSD slot (up to 256GB)
Battery 3000 mAh 3500 mAh 3000 mAh 3500 mAh
Android Version Android O Android O Android O Android O
Design Metal Unibody Metal Unibody Polycarbonate Unibody Polycarbonate Unibody
Pricing 21,990 (32GB)22,990 (64GB) 25,990 13,990 (3/32GB)16,490 (4/64GB) 18,990

Source: Samsung Newsroom



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