Samsung is launching the Galaxy J6 later today along with the Galaxy J4, Galaxy A6, and the Galaxy A6+. However, the Samsung Galaxy J6’s design and pricing was leaked last week along with some of its features and specifications. We had also spotted one of the variants of the Galaxy J6 (SM-J600G) in Geekbench’s benchmark score database last week, confirming that at least one variant of the phone will feature Exynos 7870 processing chipset and 3GB RAM. Now, we’re happy to exclusively bring you confirmed specifications of the Galaxy J6 ahead of its official launch.
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Samsung Galaxy J6: Specifications
The Galaxy J6 features a 5.6-inch Super AMOLED screen with HD+ resolution (720×1480 pixels), 18:9 aspect ratio, and support for 16 million colours. Like most mid-range and high-end smartphones these days, the Galaxy J6 has reduced bezels around the screen, making most of the frontal design of the phone covered by the display. The phone uses an Exynos 7870 chipset with 1.6GHz Cortex-A53 octa-core CPU and Mali-T830 MP1 GPU. It has 3GB of RAM, 32GB storage chip (available memory 24.2GB), and a microSD card slot (support for up to 256GB cards). There might be variants of the phone with 2GB and 4GB RAM.
The Samsung Galaxy J6 has a 13-megapixel camera at the rear with autofocus, f/1.9 aperture, LED flash, and 1080p video recording at 30fps. The 8-megapixel selfie camera at the phone’s front has f/1.9 aperture, LED flash, and a fixed-focus lens. It can playback a wide array of audio and video formats, with the video playback resolution and frame rate going as high as Full HD at 60fps. It has a fingerprint reader just below the rear-facing camera module, and comes with an accelerometer, hall sensor, and a proximity sensor. The phone measures 149.3×70.2×8.2mm and weighs 154g. It comes packed with a 3000mAh battery, which can last up to 12 hours of web browsing over LTE and 13 hours on Wi-Fi.
The Galaxy J6 appears to have a plastic body. It runs Android 8.0 (Oreo) based Samsung Experience user interface. The phone has a dual-SIM+microSD card slot (nano SIM+nano SIM+microSD). It is compatible with 2G (GSM), 3G (UMTS+WCDMA), and 4G (FDD-LTE+TDD-LTE) networks. The phone features 2.4GHz Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, microUSB 2.0 port, and a 3.5mm headphone port.
Samsung Galaxy J6: India Launch Date, Sale Date, Price in India
As we mentioned earlier, the Galaxy J6 will be launched in India by Samsung later today (May 21, 2018), and the phone will go on sale in the country starting tomorrow (May 22, 2018). The image of the Galaxy J6’s retail boxes was leaked, and if that turns out to be legit, the 3GB RAM variant of the phone could be priced at Rs. 12,990, while the 4GB RAM variant of the phone could be sold for Rs. 14,990.
In comparison, phones like the ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1, Realme 1, and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro come with higher resolution screens, much faster processors, and larger batteries. The Zenfone Max Pro M1 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro even feature dual-camera setups at the rear and metal bodies. While Samsung has brought a minimal bezel screen to the Galaxy J series lineup with the Galaxy J6, it needs to do better if it wants to survive in India’s cut-throat smartphone market.