Over the past weeks, Samsung seemed to be really focused on expanding its product lineup. Until the rumoured Galaxy C9 will make its debut, the South Korean manufacturer just announced the Galaxy On8, currently available just in India, but, most likely, other regions will follow soon.
The phone is a mid-range model and it joins the recently launched Galaxy On7 (2016), as well as the upcoming On6 (2016) model, also expected to make its debut very soon. And yes, this one is called just On8, without (2016) in its name, since there wasn’t a On8 released in 2015.
It comes with a 5.5″ super AMOLED display, sporting a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, while under the hood is a mysterious chip set, with an octa-core configuration, running at 1.6 GHz. However, since this is an On model, it’s most likely using the Samsung Exynos 7870 Octa, a chip built on the 14nm manufacturing process, also used by the Galaxy J7 (2016).
Moving on with the specs, the Samsung Galaxy On8 is equipped with 3 GB of RAM, as well as 16 GB of storage, expandable with a microSD card. The camera department is represented by a 13 MP rear-mounted camera, with f/1.9 aperture, and a 5 MP front-facing sensor.
The handset also features 4G VoLTE support and the battery has a capacity of 3300 mAh. Back to the Exynos 7870 Octa chip, it’s well known for its battery saving capabilities, so you don’t need to worry about the Samsung Galaxy On8 shutting down when you need it the most.
Last but not least, the operating system is Google’s Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but customised with the manufacturer’s own interface, TouchWiz.
As mentioned above, currently, the phone is exclusive for India, expected to be available on Flipkart starting with October 2. It’s available in Gold, Black or White, for INR 15,990, the equivalent of $240.