“The Galaxy J6 is now Samsung’s affordable smartphone with 5.6-inch Infinity display and Exynos 7870 SoC”
Samsung recently slashed the prices of its mid-range Galaxy A7 (2018) and Galaxy A9 (2018) smartphones in India. Now, it seems to have axed the prices of the affordable Galaxy J6 (review) handset in the country. As reported by Mumbai-based retailer, Mahesh Telecom, the handset’s base model with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage will retail for Rs 10,490, down from its previous MOP of Rs 12,490. As for its high-end 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant, it will retail for Rs 11,990 instead of Rs 13,990.
The new prices seem to be for the offline market, as on e-stores – including that of Samsung’s – the handset costs Rs 11,490 for the base model and Rs 12,990 for the top-end model. For the uninitiated, Samsung introduced the Galaxy J6 in May 2018 for a starting price of Rs 13,990 that goes up to Rs 16,490. It comes in three colour variants: Blue, Black, and Gold.
Samsung Galaxy J6 specifications
To recall on the specifications, the Galaxy J6 ships with a 5.6-inch HD+ display with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. At its heart lies an octa-core Exynos 7870 SoC mated with up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB expandable storage (256GB) via a dedicated microSD card slot. For photography, the handset gets a 13-megapixel sensor on the rear panel and an 8-megapixel selfie shooter, both backed by an LED flash.
The Galaxy J6 comes pre-loaded with Android Oreo-based Samsung’s Experience UI out of the box. Rest of the features include a 3,300mAh battery, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, and connectivity options like 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3.5mm headphone, and GPS.