14 June 2018
Samsung announced four mid-range J-series smartphones for Indian customers last month. All the devices were released except the Galaxy J8. The company stated the Galaxy J8 will be released in July 2018. At that time we have reports that the Galaxy J8 will be released for two more markets including Russia and Thailand but now from the looks of the things, it seems like the device will be available in Taiwan as well.
Today we have the Taiwanese regulatory authority NCC listing of Galaxy J8 appears online with a number of live-images. These images give us a pretty good idea about what to expect from the device in terms of design. As per NCC listing, the device model number is SM-J810Y. The listing confirms the device is eligible to go official in Taiwan but it is still not confirmed when it will be announced.
The live images confirm the device features a 6.0-inches Infinity display with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. The top bezel includes earpiece, selfie camera with flashlight and other sensors. On the rear, you will get dual cameras setup placed vertically in the center. The fingerprint scanner is below the camera modules.
Under the hood the Qualcomm's Snapdragon 450 SoC is powering the device with 4GB RAM and built-in native storage is 64GB. Its native storage is further expandable using MicroSD card. A 3,500mAh battery cell is on board to keep its lights on. As OS the device is pre-installed with Android Oreo 8.0.
The selfie camera is a 16MP sensor with f/1.9 aperture whereas the dual rear cameras are 16MP+5MP. For the Indian market, the Galaxy J8 was announced at INR 18,990 which is roughly $280 at the current currency exchange rate. However, we can expect slightly different price tag for the Taiwanese market.