Samsung, it seems, is following the Huawei approach to smartphone launches. Seemingly launching a brand-spanking new phone on a monthly basis: the Samsung phone to peer over the wall in June 2018 is the rather dull-named Galaxy J6: a budget-friendly smartphone with flagship features.
Samsung’s Galaxy J6 is equipped with a 5.6in, 1,480 x 720 Super AMOLED display, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, expandable up to 256GB via microSD. Powering the handset is an as-yet-unnamed octa-core 1.6GHz processor.
Camera-wise, the handset includes a 13-megapixel f/1.7 unit complete with phase-detect autofocus on the rear, alongside a solitary 8-megapixel f/1.8 selfie-snapper on the front. A 3,000mAh capacity battery keeps the phone chugging along, and the J6 runs Android 8 Oreo straight out of the box.
Let’s talk about the Infinity Edge display. In a first for the J-series range – or any of Samsung’s budget offering for that matter – 2018’s Galaxy A8 features a 5.6in bezel-less display with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio. Its resolution is slightly limiting at only 720p but this is Samsung’s Super AMOLED panel, though, so expect pixel-perfect contrast ratios and accurate colours when you first switch it on.
Elsewhere, you’ll find the volume buttons on the left edge, and the power button on the right, while the solitary micro-USB port sits at the bottom for charging. A fingerprint reader is on the back, just below the rear camera.
Courtesy of Expert reviews