Samsung launched Galaxy J6 and J8 smartphones in May this year. Now Samsung has claimed that the company has sold over 2 million units of both the smartphones combined.
Samsung has also revealed that it has attracted more than 50,000 customers a day for its Galaxy J8 and Galaxy J6 budget devices. Both devices come in Blue, Black, and Gold variants and available on Flipkart, Paytm and Samsung Stores across India. The 3GB/32GB variant of the Galaxy J6 starts at Rs 13,990 while the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage version comes at a price of Rs 16,490. The Galaxy J8, on the other hand, is the most expensive of the lot with an asking price set at Rs 18,990.
Commenting on this, Asim Warsi, Senior Vice President, Samsung India, said: We are happy with the huge success of Galaxy J8 and Galaxy J6 smartphones. Our philosophy of keeping our ears to the ground and incorporating consumer feedback into our products has paid off. Galaxy J, known for unique ‘Make for India’ innovations, has a stellar legacy, accounting for one in three smartphones sold in the country. We are confident that the new devices will help us further increase our market share in the country.
The 5.6-inch Galaxy J6 is powered by the company’s own octa-core Exynos 7870 chipset with options to choose from 3GB and 4GB RAM variants and up to 64GB of onboard storage. The device has a single 13-megapixel primary camera with a fixed f/1.9 aperture and an LED flash. There is an 8-megapixel sensor on the front with the same aperture, all of which will be housed on a plastic body. All of this will be backed up by a 3,000mAh battery.
The Galaxy J8, on the other hand, comes with 6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1480 x 720 pixels and will run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The device will come installed with a dual (16MP f/1.7 aperture + 5MP f/1.9 aperture) rear cameras for capturing the depth of field pictures and a 16-megapixel sensor on the front for selfies. Although unclear, the Galaxy J8 appears to feature a more metallic textured finish compared to its cheaper Galaxy counterpart. The device will equip a larger 3,500mAh battery which is estimated to last you a day on moderate use.
Both Galaxy J smartphones run on Android 8.0 Oreo with Samsung’s Experience UI on top. The fingerprint scanner on both the phones are housed at the back below their respective camera modules and is rectangular in shape like the one found on the Galaxy S9 lineup. In terms of connectivity, both the Galaxy J6 and Galaxy J8 will feature 4G VoLTE support, Bluetooth v4.2, WiFi and GPS and will still retain the traditional headphone jack.