Samsung is all set to launch a series of smartphones in India and with an event scheduled to be held in Mumbai on May 21, it looks like a global release of its budget devices will start from here. Announced via its Twitter handle, Samsung India has now made it official that the Galaxy J6 will be launching on May 21 and it remains to be seen whether the device will accompany the newest Galaxy A-series as well.
— Samsung Mobile India (@SamsungMobileIN) May 17, 2018
The tweet comes in the form of a video which reveals that the new Galaxy J smartphone will feature an Infinity Display. If we’ve learnt anything from the past, this is going to be an elongated screen with thinner bezels, the first of which was found on the Galaxy S8 lineup. Samsung has also clarified that the Galaxy J6 will hit the stores on May 22, a day after the mid-range smartphone is unveiled at the Mumbai event.
If rumours are anything to be believed, the Galaxy J6 will feature a 5.6-inch HD+ AMOLED display with a resolution of 720×1480 pixels, which is surprising since even budget devices at this age offer a better display. The Galaxy J6 will run on the company’s own Exynos 7870 chipset with 2GB/3GB/4GB RAM options and up to 64GB of onboard storage.
On the camera front, the device is enabled with a 13-megapixel sensor at the back followed by an 8-megapixel front-facing snapper. Though not official, the FCC certification of the J6 did reveal that the device will run on Android 8.0 Oreo with Samsung’s own Experience skin on top and will equip a 3,000mA battery. Additional features include the ability to make cashless payments through Samsung Pay and fast charging, both of which could be the selling points for Samsung to regain the market that’s dominated by Xiaomi.