galaxy on 8

The long-rumored Samsung Galaxy On8 could soon see the light of day in India, where e-commerce titan Flipkart will be holding its annual Big Billion Day sale beginning October 2 to 6. Just a few days before the event, Flipkart has created a dedicated page on its website that teases the device’s features.

There are not too many details about Samsung Galaxy On8 at this point, but Flipkart’s teasers shared on its website and various social media platforms indicate the smartphone will be sporting a full-HD Super AMOLED display with a 1920×1080 resolution.

For camera lovers and selfie-addicts, Galaxy On8 features a 13-megapixel rear shooter and an 8-megapixel front camera, both with a wide-angle f/1.9 lens. The optical features do not really surpass those of Galaxy J7 Prime, which was recently launched in India along with Galaxy J5 Prime. But that’s not to say a phone camera with this aperture isn’t particularly performing.

Under the hood, Samsung Galaxy On8 is expected to be powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor clocked at 2GHz. It also incorporates 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage (expandable up to 256GB with a microSD card) and an Adreno 506 GPU. Galaxy On8 will be running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with a Touchwiz overlay.

There’s no word for how much mAh the battery has, but Flipkart teased that it packs enough juice to provide a longer battery life. Like other mid-range Samsung smartphones, the Galaxy On8 includes a dual-SIM slot.

The upcoming launch of the Galaxy On8 in India marks Samsung’s continued effort to make inroads in emerging economies in Asia such as India and China, where the Korean phone maker rolled out its Galaxy On5 (2016) and Galaxy On7 (2016) mid-range smartphones last week. In July, Samsung also unveiled the Galaxy On7 Pro and On5 Pro in India for Rs. 11,190 (~$167) and Rs. 9,190 (~$137), respectively.

Flipkart didn’t say how much the Galaxy On8 will cost, but confirmed that it will be exclusively available on the e-commerce giant’s online store.

Based on these specifications, how do you find Samsung Galaxy On8? Share us your thoughts in the comments.

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