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Samsung India Announces Galaxy J8 with 6” Super AMOLED Infinity Display and Industry-First Dual Camera Features
Samsung India today announced the availability of Samsung Galaxy J8 in India. Galaxy J8, which is a part of the new Infinity series of models from Samsung, was announced last month along with Galaxy J6. Galaxy J8, which packs a larger 6” Super AMOLED Infinity Display and industry-first dual camera innovations, is poised to further strengthen Samsung’s leadership in the affordable smartphone segment.
Samsung is committed to offering the latest features and technology based on deep consumer insights that millennials are increasingly editing photos before sharing them on social media. To this end, the advanced dual rear camera on Galaxy J8 delivers a unique camera experience. These features are powered by artificial intelligence that allows users to experiment with the foreground and background of an image, thereby delivering professional grade photographs. The dual camera delivers Samsung’s flagship ‘Live Focus’ feature where users can bring sharp focus to the foreground while blurring out the background. Users can adjust the level of background blur both before and after clicking a shot.
Galaxy J8 is priced at INR 18,990 and will be available from 28th June 2018 onwards. The devices will be available across retail outlets and online through Samsung’s e-shop and Paytm, Flipkart and Amazon in Blue, Black and Gold colors.
“At Samsung, our constant endeavour is to bring meaningful innovation in our products and services that can truly add value to the lives of consumers. Our signature Infinity display, Chat Over Video and Samsung Mall are already a hit amongst millennials and with Galaxy J8, we have focused more on the camera, which is one of the most used features for the millennial today. Two of the top three apps downloaded in India are photo editing apps. With the Galaxy J8, consumers can customize their images without any third party app and we are confident that they will love the flagship Live Focus feature and industry-first features like Portrait Dolly, Portrait Backdrop, and Background Blue shape, ” said Sumit Walia, Director, Mobile Business, Samsung India.
In order to deliver images that stand out on social media, Galaxy J8 comes with three new powerful dual camera features – Background Blur Shape, Portrait Dolly, and Portrait Backdrop. With Background Blur Shape, you can make the pictures talk by adding soft light effect in different contextual shapes. The Portrait Dolly feature delivers a moving GIF image with zoom movements in the background for a cinematic photography experience. The portrait backdrop mode gives a professional touch to photography by creating cool and funky backgrounds effects.
Galaxy J8 comes with Samsung’s signature Infinity display experience which transcends beyond hardware. It comes with an 18.5:9 Infinity display which provides nearly 15% more display area without increasing the overall size of the device. Samsung is the only brand to offer an Infinity Display powered by Super AMOLED technology which produces a rich viewing experience owing to best in class contrast ratio and superior color reproduction. To further enhance the infinity experience the physical home button has been swapped with software powered in-display home button and the fingerprint sensor has been placed on the back below the dual camera set up.
The infinity display experience is further boosted by the all new “Chat Over Video” feature which facilitates an uninterrupted and uncompromised video viewing experience while chatting, hence eliminating the need to compromise between video viewing or chatting. The transparent keyboard allows the user to continue watching the video while continuing to enjoy the video content.
Galaxy J8 also brings to consumers a unique differentiated online shopping and multitasking experience. J8 comes pre-loaded with Samsung Mall, a revolutionary new service for millennials. It uses Artificial Intelligence to let users shop by clicking a picture of the desired product and automatically getting results for the item across popular e-commerce platforms.
Galaxy J8 comes with a premium polycarbonate unibody and has a 6” HD+ super AMOLED Infinity display. It has sleek curves and an ergonomic design with elegant style and comfortable grip. The primary dual rear camera set up has 16MP with f/1.7 aperture and 5MP with f/1.9 aperture. The front camera is a 16MP setup with f/1.9. The new device also comes with the latest Android Oreo 8.0 operating system. Its performance is further bolstered by Snapdragon 450 processor which provides premium performance without draining the 3,500 mAh battery.
Galaxy J8 has a storage capacity of 4GB + 64GB memory (expandable up to 256 GB). Consumers buying Galaxy J8 through ICICI Bank credit and debit cards or Paytm Mall will get an additional cash back of INR 2,000. Moreover, all consumers activating their Galaxy J8 on or before 31st July 2018 can also avail a One Time Screen Replacement.
Online to Offline (O2O) Partnership
Samsung has also tied up with Paytm Mall in continuation of their industry-first O2O partnership. This partnership encourages consumers to buy on Paytm Mall while getting served by an offline retailer.