This week Samsung has introduced J6, Galaxy J8, A6, and Galaxy A6+ smartphones in India. Huawei’s Honor brand has launched the Honor 7A and 7C smartphones in India. LG has announced the Q7, Q7+, and Q7α. Let’s take a look at the more stuff that happened this week in our weekly roundup.
Samsung has launched the Galaxy J6 and Galaxy J8, the company’s latest smartphone in the ‘J Series’ in India, as expected. The Galaxy J6 and J8 have 5.6-inch and 6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED 18.5: 9 Infinity 2.5D curved glass displays. The J6 is powered by an Octa-Core Exynos 7870 14nm SoC, while the J8 comes with Snapdragon 450 with up to 4GB of RAM. Both the phones run Android 8.0 (Oreo) with Samsung’s own UI on top.
The Samsung Galaxy J6 and J8 come in Black, Gold and Blue colors. The Galaxy J6 is priced at Rs. 13,990 for the 3GB RAM with 32GB storage version and the 4GB RAM with 64GB storage version costs Rs.16,490. It will be available starting from May 22nd exclusively on Flipkart as well as Samsung Shop, Paytm Mall with cashback and Rs. 1500 cashback on ICICI bank cards as well as one-time screen replacement offer. The Galaxy J8 is priced at Rs. 18,990 and will be available from July.
Samsung along with the new J series smartphones also launched the Galaxy A6 smartphones that were introduced earlier this month. Both the phones come with Super AMOLED Infinity displays with 18.5:9 screen ratio, but the A6 comes with a 5.6-inch HD+ screen while the A6+ features a 6-inch FHD+ screen.
Both the phones have a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/1.7 aperture, and the A6+ also has a secondary 5-megapixel rear camera with Live Focus mode that lets you control the depth of field and bokeh effect before or even after the shot is taken. The Galaxy A6 has a 16-megapixel front camera and the A6+ features a 24-megapixel front camera, both with LED flash.
The Samsung Galaxy A6 and A6+ come in Black, Blue and Golden colors. The Galaxy A6 is priced at Rs. 21,990 for the 32GB storage version, and the 64GB storage version costs Rs. 22,990. The Galaxy A6+ costs Rs. 25,990 and comes only in 64GB storage version. Both these will be available exclusively from Amazon.in starting from tomorrow, May 22nd.
Samsung has also introduced the rumored Galaxy S8 Lite smartphone as Samsung Galaxy S Lite Luxury Edition (SM-G8750) in China. It has a 5.8-inch Full HD+ Infinity display, is powered by Snapdragon 660 with 4GB RAM, comes with a 16-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front camera, both with f/1.7 aperture. It runs Android 8.0 (Oreo) with Samsung’s own experience UI on top.
The Samsung Galaxy S Light Luxury Edition comes in Black and Burgundy Red colors, is priced at 3699 yuan (US$ 579 / Rs. 39,410 approx.) for a limited period when it goes on pre-order from today before it goes on sale on June 1st. After that, it will cost 3999 yuan (US$ 625 / Rs. 42,600 approx.).
LG has also announced Q7, the company’s latest smartphone in the ‘Q series’ and the successor of last year’s Q6. It has the same 5.5-inch FHD+ FullVision Display and packs the same 3,000mAh built-in battery, but this is powered by a new 1.5GHz Octa-core / 1.8 GHz Octa-core SoC and runs Android 8.0 (Oreo). The top-end Q7+ comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, as well as a 16-megapixel rear cameras, while the Q7 and budget Q7α features a 13-megapixel rear camera, 3GB RAM and 32GB storage.
The LG Q7 and Q7+ come in Aurora Black, Moroccan Blue, and Lavender Violet colors, and the Q7α comes only in Moroccan Blue color. The new Q7 series will roll out starting from Europe from early next month, followed by countries in the Americas and Asia. No word on the pricing yet.
Honor launched the Honor 7A and Honor 7C, the company’s latest budget smartphones in the ‘7 series’ in India, as it had promised. Both the phones have a 5.7-inch and 5.99-inch 18:9 FullView 2.5D curved glass displays, respectively, come with a 13-megapixel rear camera along with a 2-megapixel secondary camera to capture depth information in portrait shots. There is also an 8-megapixel front camera with LED flash on both the phones.