It will be powered by Android 8.0 Oreo, which we expect to be masked by Samsung's Oreo-focused custom UI. (Photo: Galaxy J7 Pro)
The Galaxy S9 has been in the rumour mill lately, hogging all the attention. However, Samsung’s majority of income comes from the budget handsets and it seems that the company might be readying its 2018 challenger for the midrange smartphone segment in the form of the Galaxy J8 (2018). GSMArena’s report claims that the successor to the popular Galaxy J7 (2017) has surfaced on Geekbench and GFXBench.
The listing reveals that the Galaxy J8 (2018) (codenamed SM-J720F) will be pretty similar to the recently launched Galaxy A8 (2018), albeit with more affordable specifications. For starters, it will be sporting a 5.5-inch 1280 x 720-pixel resolution display and will be powered by a 1.5GHz Exynos 7885 octa-core chipset, accompanied by a Mali-G71 GPU. It will be aided by 4GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. The rear camera will be a 12MP sensor whereas the front camera will be an 8MP unit. Lastly, it will be powered by Android 8.0 Oreo, which we expect to be masked by Samsung’s Oreo-focused custom UI.
As of now, it is not yet known when the device will reach the market but Samsung seems to have a rather average midrange offering to battle the increasingly stronger rivals in the segment. Stay tuned for all the developments regarding the Samsung Galaxy J8 (2018).