Samsung India eyes 5% rise in smartphone market share


As for the Galaxy A6 and A6 Plus, these were unveiled earlier this month as the latest mid-range devices in Samsung's catalog.

Available in a lovely Burgundy Red shade, as well as Midnight Black, the Galaxy S Light Luxury even comes with the same free AKG-tuned earphones as the Galaxy S8.

Samsung is launching the A6, A6+, and J6 on its website as well as Amazon and Flipkart tomorrow, but the J8 won't debut until July. The standard A6 delivers a 5.6-inch HD+ SuperAMOLED display along with 16MP cameras on the rear and front of the device. While on purchasing J6 and J8 ICICI Bank cards or Paytm, will get an additional cashback of Rs 1,500.

The company today launched new phones in its Galaxy range, J6, J8, A6 and A6+, priced between Rs 13,990 and Rs 25,990. Unlike the J6, the J8 comes in just one 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant with expandable memory of up to 256GB. Consumers buying Galaxy A6+ and A6 through ICICI Bank credit cards or Paytm will get an additional cashback of Rs 3,000. The devices will also be available on Paytm Mall. The Galaxy J series smartphones come with a polycarbonate unibody.

The Galaxy J6, and Galaxy J8, are meanwhile, budget Samsung phones boasting of a plastic body and edge-to-edge Infinity display.

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Other features of the device include a 3,500 mAh battery, Bluetooth, Micro-USB, 3.5mm headphone jack and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.

The phone has a single camera on the back - 16 MP sensor and a f/1.7 aperture. The phone is powered by a 3000mah battery and is priced at 13,990 and 16,490 depending on which storage and RAM variant you pick up. It also runs Android 8.0 Oreo and Samsung Experience 9.0 out of the box. Both cameras offer an LED flash, and the entire device is crafted from a metal unibody. Such heavy launch by Samsung also indicates that it the company is well set to take on Xiaomi, Oppo and Apple iPhones who have outrunned Samsung in best selling phones globally.

Samsung Galaxy J6 series will come with a Chat-over-Video feature, which will allow consumers to chat through a transparent chat window and keyboard, while watching a video. While the smaller J6 comes with a 5.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display with 18:5:9 aspect ratio, the Galaxy J8 has a 6-inch display with the same resolution. It runs on Android 8.0 Oreo and powered by an Exynos 7870 Octa-core processor. The smartphone has a dual-rear camera with 16MP+5MP combination and f/1.7 and f/1.9 aperture on the two sensors. As for the camera, there's a 13MP rear shooter with an 8MP sensor up front, both again with LED flash up front.

The Galaxy S Lite comes with a 5.8-inch FHD+ Infinity display. The Galaxy A6 has an HD+ resolution at 720p, while the bigger Plus variant has a full HD+ resolution.

The Galaxy A6+ has 64GB of inbuilt storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB).

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