Samsung introduced its Galaxy J8 smartphone alongside the Galaxy J6 in India in May this year. Both smartphones feature an Infinity Display, which makes them more desirable than previous J-series smartphones from the company. Unlike Samsung’s flagship models, however, the Galaxy J8 and Galaxy J6 (review) smartphones have not received many software updates. After a long gap, Samsung has now started rolling out a new software update for the Galaxy J8 with the AR Emoji feature and support for Dual 4G VoLTE. The latest update is now being rolled out via the OTA route.
New Galaxy J8 Update Adds AR Emoji Feature, Dual 4G VoLTE Support
The latest software update for the Galaxy J8 carries the build version J810GDDU2ARJ4. The key highlight of the software update for most users will be the addition of the AR Emoji feature, which Samsung debuted with the Galaxy S9 earlier this year. The AR Emoji feature basically lets you turn your selfie into an animated version of yourself, similar to Animojis on the latest iPhones. On Samsung flagships, users can also use classic Disney characters as AR Emojis. Since the Galaxy J8 is not a flagship-grade device, it does not support them. Another thing to note is that the AR Emoji feature on the Galaxy J8 and other budget Galaxy smartphones will not work in real time.
Apart from adding the AR Emoji feature, the latest software update for the Galaxy J8 enables Dual 4G VoLTE support. If you are a Reliance Jio subscriber, the Dual 4G VoLTE feature will surely come in handy. After you install the latest update on your Galaxy J8, you will be able to access 4G LTE network on both your SIM cards. You will no longer lose connectivity on your Jio SIM when you enable 4G on your other SIM. It also enables voice calling over the 4G network using the secondary SIM on your phone. Since it is a relatively minor update, we expect most Galaxy J8 users to receive the update within the next few days. If you have not received any update notification on your device yet, we recommend heading over to the Settings Menu and checking for the update manually.
Samsung Galaxy J8 Now Available With INR 1,500 Cashback Online
Samsung had launched the Galaxy J8 in India at INR 18,990 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant. The smartphone is now available for INR 17,990 on Amazon.in. If you have an HDFC Bank credit or debit card, you can get a flat cashback of INR 1,500 on purchasing the Galaxy J8, bringing down the effective price of the smartphone to INR 16,490. The cashback offer is valid on EMI transactions as well. However, you will need to be patient, as the cashback amount will be credited to your account latest by February 28, 2019. Apart from the cashback offer, Amazon.in is also offering No Cost EMI option on all major credit cards, select debit cards, and Bajaj Finserv EMI cards.
Samsung also sells the Galaxy J8 on Flipkart as the Galaxy On8. The online-exclusive model is available for INR 16,990 on Flipkart with No Cost EMI on all leading credit cards. Flipkart is offering up to INR 7,200 off on exchanging an old smartphone, which means you can get the Galaxy On8 for as low as INR 9,790 with exchange.