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Samsung Galaxy J4 and Galaxy J6: new mid-range offering

22 May 2018

The new device will aim at combining the affordability of a mid-range smartphone with the appearance of a flagship.

Samsung has unveiled the Samsung Galaxy J6 (above) and Galaxy J8 today in India. Both of these devices have a lot in common, but are different internally and also priced differently.

These devices have already been leaked prior to launch, and we kind of know the specifications and other details.

The Galaxy A series smartphones come with a metal unibody build and slimmer form factor.

Finally, the Galaxy J8 offers up a similar package to the A6+.

All the smartphones feature Samsung's flagship "Infinity Display" offering an nearly bezel-less-like feel with 18:5:9 aspect ratio. The J8 has a 6-inch HD+ display, while the J6 comes with a 5.6-inch HD+ display. The smartphone has a rear-facing fingerprint sensor. The A6 and A6+ are powered by an Exynos 7 Series and a Snapdragon 450 series SoC respectively.

Other features of the device include a 3,500 mAh battery, Bluetooth, Micro-USB, 3.5mm headphone jack and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.

On the optics front, the Galaxy J8 ships with dual rear cameras, consisting of one 16-megapixel sensor (f/1.7) and another 5-megapixel sensor (f/1.9) for depth sensing. An 8MP camera is available at the front, which also has an f/1.9 aperture and LED flash as well. All the smartphones run on Samsung Experience UI atop Android 8.1 Oreo.

Galaxy A6 comes with a 5.6 inch HD+ display with a resolution of 720x1480p and an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. It has brought about changes in the display hardware that delivers a 18.5:9 aspect ratio to provide an end-to-end viewing experience and more browsing space. The internals on this is slightly better than the J6.

Samsung unveiled two new phones, the Galaxy J6 and J8, at an event in India. The phone features 64GB internal storage and can be further expanded by upto 256GB via microSD card. These are not the only differences among the two handsets, they have different cameras too. There's a 16MP main sensor, and another 5MP sensor for depth effects and portrait mode. There is a 16MP front camera on the A6 while the Galaxy A6+ has a 24MP selfie camera. Lastly, it packs a 3500mAh battery.

The Galaxy J6, A6, and A6 Plus will go on sale on May 22, while the J8 will follow in July. The handsets also have a "Chat over Video" feature that allows users to chat on WhatsApp or using the default messaging app whilst simultaneously watching videos. The chat window becomes translucent and is placed over the video, but we aren't very sure if that is super useful. The device is backed by a 3500mAh battery and runs on Android O. The market operating price of the device is Rs. 18,990.

Samsung Galaxy J4 and Galaxy J6: new mid-range offering