Samsung has been confirmed as the No. 2 Smartphone Brand in India by Counterpoint Research for Quarter 1, 2018. The South Korean electronics major also happens to be the No. 1 brand in the premium segment with a 50% share. Apple iPhone X it seems is no competition for Galaxy S9 and S9+.
Learned Readers, let us take a look at the other new Samsung offerings which have been launched in the Indian market so far this year and some which are in the pipeline. Let us begin with the new entrants to the well known and well acclaimed J Series.
Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018) follows Galaxy J2 (2017). This budget phone has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 1.4 GHz quad-core processor and runs on Android 7.1 Nougat. The RAM is 2 GB and ROM 16 GB, expandable up to 256 GB via a microSD card. The display is 5 inch qHD Super AMOLED and it features a resolution of 960 * 540 pixels. The Selfie camera is 5 MP and the rear one 8 MP. Your battery is 2,600 mAh and the Smartphone includes an Accelerometer and a Proximity Sensor. The Galaxy J2 (2018) has been priced at Rupees 8,190 and will be available for purchase beginning today – April 27th, 2018. It comes pre-loaded with Samsung Mall App and you can avail a CashBack of Rupees 2,750 through a Reliance Jio subscription.
Next in line is Galaxy J2 Core. This is rumoured to be Samsung’s first Android Oreo Go Edition Smartphone. It is expected to be powered by a Exynos 7570 1.43 GHz quad-core processor and operate on 1 GB of RAM. There is no confirmation yet regarding the availability or pricing of J2 Core.
The J2 Pro (2018) was launched in the month of January this year and has received a very good reception in the market. The engine of this budget Smartphone is a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor. It has 1.5 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage, expandable up to 256 GB with the help of a microSD card. The Selfie camera is 5 MP and the rear one is 8 MP. The 5 inch touchscreen display offers a resolution of 960 * 540 pixels. The dual SIM Smartphone operates on Android 7.0 and a 2,600 mAh battery powers it.
Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo offers better specs than the previous Smartphone. Under the hood you’ll find Exynos 7885 octa-core processor with the Mali-G71 GPU. 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM. Android 8.0 Oreo with a 5.5 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. It has a 3,000 mAh battery and is available in four colours ~ Black, White, Gold, and Rose Gold. While the MRP is Rupees 17,990 the J7 Duo is available at a price of Rupees 16,990 on Amazon India. Please click on the link in case you’d like to purchase Galaxy J7 Duo.
Galaxy J7 Prime 2 runs on a 1.6 GHz octa-core Exynos 7 series processor. The RAM is 3 GB and your internal storage is 32 GB. The front Selfie as well as the rear cameras are 13 MP. The operating system is Android 7.0 and your battery is 3,300 mAh. The display is 5.5 inch in size and offers a resolution of 1920 * 1080 pixels. This Mobiles has an Accelerometer and a Proximity Sensor. The Smartphone is available at a never before price of Rupees 13,990 on Amazon India. Please visit the site and Buy Galaxy J7 Prime 2.
Galaxy J8 Plus is expected to be launched in the Indian market next month. Most probably it will be powered by a 1.8 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor. The operating system will be Android 8.0 Oreo and it will feature a built in fingerprint sensor. More details are yet to emerge.
Galaxy J3 (2018) is doing the rounds of certification right now and is expected to be launched soon. We await more news regarding the J7 and J8 as well. The Galaxy J6 is expected to be launched in the Indian market next month and will cost somewhere around the Rupees 13,000 mark. Powered by Exynos 7870 octa-core processor this mid-range Smartphone will have 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM. Battery 3,300 mAh and screen 5.7 inch FHD+. 13 MP Selfie and rear cameras.
Galaxy J4 is also expected to be launched next month. Your processor is quad-core 1.43 GHz Exynos 7570. RAM 2 GB and ROM 16 GB. 5 inch HD display with a 2,800 mAh battery. 5 MP Selfie camera and 13 MP rear camera. Expected price Rupees 8,500.
According to the leaks available on the Internet so far the Galaxy A6 and A6+ will look a lot like the Galaxy S9 and S9+. The Smartphones will include a physical home button and carry an infinity display with a fingerprint sensor below the camera. Both Mobiles will run on Exynos 7870 CPU. Expected colours are Gold and Blue.
Galaxy A8 and A8 Plus continue to perform well in the mid-range segment. Please check out Amazon India Samsung Store for great deals on Samsung Smartphones.
Galaxy Note 9 is expected to feature a 6.3 inch bezel-less Super AMOLED Infinity Display with curved edges. It will have 6 GB of RAM and the processor will be Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. The battery will be 3,850 mAh or 4,000 mAh. The Note 9 is expected to feature an in-display fingerprint sensor. The operating system will be Android Oreo with Samsung’s custom UI skin over it. It is expected to be launched in late July or early August this year.
Galaxy S9 Active will be a rugged and durable variant of the original. It is expected to be launched in the third quarter of 2018. The processor will be octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of ROM. The screen size will be 5.8 inch and it will offer a resolution of 2960 * 1440 pixels. Battery 4,000 mAh. Galaxy S9 Mini has a screen size of 5.5 inch with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of ROM. CPU Exynos 9 Octa 9810 and GPU Mali-G71 MP20. Battery 3,300 mAh and operating system Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Learned Readers, as more details become available regarding the yet to be launched Samsung Smartphones I will duly update the blog.