- Samsung Galaxy On8 (2018) has been launched in India
- The smartphone features a 6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED display
- It comes with a price tag of Rs. 16,990
After being teased and leaked for several days, the Samsung Galaxy On8 (2018) has finally been launched on Wednesday. The new Galaxy On8 (2018) smartphone comes with a price tag of Rs. 16,990 and is available with a bunch of launch offers. Successor to the original Galaxy On8 that was launched back in September 2016, the new model features a 6-inch Super AMOLED ‘Infinity Display’ panel and comes with a dual rear camera setup.
Top Highlights of Smartphone: The handset is also touted to include artificial intelligence (AI)-backed image enhancement features, including Live Focus and Background Blur Shape. There are also features such as Portrait Dolly and Portrait Backdrop to deliver a unique photography experience. The Galaxy On8 (2018) additionally comes preloaded with Samsung’s Chat Over Video feature that enables chatting while watching a video.
Samsung Galaxy On8 (2018) Price in India, Sale Date, and Launch Offers
The Samsung Galaxy On8 (2018) price in India has been set at Rs. 16,990. It will be available for purchase exclusively through Flipkart and Samsung’s online store starting August 6. In terms of launch offers, there are no-cost EMI options as well as special data schemes. The smartphone comes in Black and Blue colour options.
It is worth pointing out here that the launch of the Galaxy On8 (2018) comes soon after Samsung slashed the price of the Galaxy J7 Duo that was launched in April at Rs. 16,990. The older handset is currently available at Rs. 13,990 – making the space for the new model.
Samsung Galaxy On8 (2018) Specifications and Features
The dual-SIM (Nano) Samsung Galaxy On8 (2018) runs Android 8.0 Oreo with Samsung Experience UX on top and features a 6-inch HD+ (720×1480 pixels) Super AMOLED Infinity Display along with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC, coupled with 4GB of RAM. The dual rear camera setup of the smartphone sports a 16-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.7 aperture and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/1.9 aperture. There also an LED flash. Plus, Samsung has provided its Background Blur Shape, Portrait Dolly, and Portrait Backdrop features. The Background Blur Shape adds a soft light effect in different contextual shapes to make the pictures talk. In contrast, the Portrait Dolly feature that enables moving GIF images with zoom movements in the background to create a cinematic experience, while the Portrait Backdrop feature helps users add some preset background effects. For selfies, a 16-megapixel sensor is available at the front along with an f/1.9 aperture.
The Galaxy On8 (2018) has 64GB of onboard storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). On the connectivity front, the smartphone has 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Lastly, it packs a 3500mAh battery.
Seems like Samsung launched a clone of Galaxy J8 (2018). Samsung Galaxy On8 (2018) can be said as J8 (2018) online variant which is exclusively available on Flipkart. The smartphone sports a SuperAMOLED display but with a low resolution. Samsung Galaxy On8 (2018) is lacking in terms of few important features considering at this price point. There are better smartphone in the market available like Redmi Note 5 Pro and Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 at this price point.
Consider this only if you want a Samsung smartphone and you are not a heavy user.