Samsung Galaxy S Light Luxury launches in China

Lawrence Kim
May 22, 2018

The device was earlier expected to be called Samsung Galaxy S9 Lite or Galaxy S8 Lite.

Galaxy J6, A6 and A6+ will be available across our retail stores and Samsung eshop website from May 22. It sports a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED Infinity display supporting 1080 x 2220 pixels with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9.

In the full financial year (April 2017-March 2018), Samsung registered 55.2 per cent market share in the Rs 40,000 and above price segment, said GfK that reports final consumption of the devices and not only shipments. The Galaxy A6+, on the other hand, is priced at Rs. 25,990.

Galaxy J8 features a 6-inches FHD+ (2220x1080) Infinity display with 18.5:9 ratio. Samsung believes, the mobile industry will witness a paradigm shift in the design of smartphones with the introduction of Samsung's signature Infinity Design philosophy on the A & J Series.

The front camera on Galaxy J6, J8, A6 and A6+ smartphones features an adjustable selfie flash, allowing consumers to snap stylish selfies, from day to night. The front camera is a 16MP unit with an f/1.9 aperture and an LED flash.

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Samsung has provided 32GB and 64GB onboard storage options on the Galaxy A6 that both are expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). The market operating price of the 32GB storage model is Rs. 13,990 and Rs. 16,490 for the 64GB storage model. The device will run on Android Oreo and will extract power from a 3,000mAh battery. The feature overlays a translucent chat window and a translucent keyboard over the active video to deliver the distinct experience. The Galaxy A6 and A6+ will be available from May 22 on Amazon India. The "Chat over Video" is a feature available on both phones that let users to use WhatsApp or the default messaging app while viewing videos. The Galaxy J8 will go on sale from July. The dual-SIM J6 has a 3,000mAh battery. These hit similar beats to the J6 and J8, with the A6 Plus being bigger, housing a larger battery, and including dual cameras.

Rumors have suggested that Samsung is working on a "lite" version of the Galaxy S8, basically trimming down some of the specs but retaining a few key features in the smaller, mid-range handset.

Samsung has also tied up with Paytm Mall.

Samsung is also offering "One time Screen Replacement Offer" for purchases till June 20.

The dual camera on the rear of the new Galaxy J8 is the same – 16 MP main sensor (f/1.7 aperture) plus a 5 MP secondary sensor (f/1.9). The Galaxy A6 duo will be available in colors like Blue, Black and Gold.

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