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Samsung Galaxy J8 hits India as the online-exclusive Galaxy On8

Samsung Galaxy J8 (2018) Android handset (Source: SamMobile)
Samsung Galaxy J8 (2018) Android handset (Source: SamMobile)
Just as it happened with the latest Samsung Galaxy J6, which was released exclusively online in India as the Galaxy On6, the Samsung Galaxy J8 (2018) is now ready to go on sale on Flipkart as the Galaxy On8. Obviously, the Galaxy On8 also comes with a slightly lower price tag when compared to its sibling.

Samsung India has been releasing Galaxy On handsets locally for a few years already, and recently a naming pattern can be easily noticed. Not long after launching a Samsung Galaxy Jx in the country, Samsung India comes up with a Flipkart-exclusive Galaxy Onx. The last time I recall this happening was less than a month ago — when the Galaxy J6 was re-launched as the Galaxy On6. Now, the time has come for the slightly more powerful — and expensive — Galaxy J8 to receive the same treatment.

If you missed the launch of the Galaxy J8 (2018), it's enough to say that there is nothing spectacular about it. This 6-inch phablet has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor inside, next to 4 GB of memory and 64 GB internal storage, a 16 MP selfie shooter, a 16 MP + 5 MP dual camera setup on the back, all driven by a 3,500 mAh battery and Android Oreo.

Although they have not been on the market for a long time, the latest Galaxy J6 and Galaxy J8 managed to sell over two million units combined in India so far. Since the online-exclusive On6 and On8 also come for a slightly lower price tag, their future seems bright as well. Today's main topic, for example, can be acquired for a price of around INR₹18,000 (~US$262), which is about INR₹1,000 (US$15) less than the Galaxy J8 (2018). This price alone shows why Xiaomi is so successful in India.


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Codrut Nistor, 2018-07-30 (Update: 2018-07-30)