After being announced in India last week, Samsung’s all-new mid-range smartphone, the Galaxy On8 (2018), went on sale in the country at Noon today for Rs. 16,990. The device is the successor to the original Galaxy On8 handset that was launched in the country in 2016, and will be sold exclusively on Flipkart.
Samsung Galaxy On8 (2018) Specifications
The Galaxy On8 comes with a modern, elongated form-factor, but has fairly ordinary hardware that might fail to impress Android aficionados. It has a polycarbonate shell, and features a 6-inch HD+ (1480×720) Super AMOLED Infinity Display that comes with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio, and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 450 SoC, and comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage that can be expanded with a microSD card.
On the rear, the phone sports a dual-camera module that includes a 16MP primary sensor with an f/1.7 lens and a 5MP secondary sensor with an f/1.9 lens. There’s also an LED flash to help illuminate low-light scenes. Software camera features include Background Blur Shape, Portrait Dolly and Portrait Backdrop. For selfies, the Galaxy On8 (2018) offers a 16MP sensor that comes with an f/1.9 lens.
On the connectivity side of things, the device has 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The Galaxy One8 (2018) packs a 3,500mAh battery, and runs Android 8.0 Oreo with Samsung Experience UX on top. The device also comes with Samsung’s Chat Over Video feature that enables chatting while watching a video.
|Name||Samsung Galaxy On8 (2018)|
|Display||6-inch Super AMOLED, 720 x 1480 pixels, (~274ppi density)|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 450|
|16MP (f/1.7) + 5 MP (f/1.9)|
|16 MP (f/1.9)|
|Android 8.0 (Oreo)|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass|
Pricing, Availability and Offers
As mentioned already, the Galaxy On8 (2018) is being sold exclusively on Flipkart and on Samsung’s online web-store. However, while it is available for Rs. 16,990 on the former, the latter lists it at Rs. 17,990.
Launch offers include ‘No Cost EMI’ options for eligible users, while Axis Bank Buzz Credit Card holders are eligible to get an additional 10 percent discount.