Samsung UK Launches Galaxy J6 With 3GB Of RAM, Android Oreo

Samsung UK has officially introduced the Galaxy J6, after the mid-range smartphone debuted in India last month, alongside the Galaxy J8. Both devices pack an Infinity Display with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio, which marks the first time that the Galaxy J lineup embraces this feature. The Galaxy J6 went on sale in India late last month prior to its global release, and it is available in Black, Blue, and Gold color options in the Asian country. Meanwhile, Samsung announced that the Galaxy J6 will hit store shelves in the United Kingdom this summer in partnership with select companies.

The Galaxy J6 sports a 5.6-inch Super AMOLED full-front display with a resolution of 1480×720 pixels and it comes with a fingerprint scanner mounted on the back of the phone, where you can tap your finger in order to unlock the device even without having to wake it up first. The handset boasts a 13-megapixel rear camera with an auto-focus capability and an aperture of f/1.9. Sitting on the front of the device is an 8-megapixel snapper with an aperture of f/1.9 and a front LED flash to allow you to capture a bright selfie even in low-lit environments. In addition, you can also add augmented reality (AR) stickers to your photos in order to personalize them. The phone is powered by an octa-core Exynos 7870 chipset clocked at 1.6GHz and coupled with 3GB of RAM plus a 32GB native storage that is expandable up to 256GB via a micro SD card slot. The Galaxy J6 ships with a 3,000mAh battery. Samsung says the device will be available in three color options: Black, Lavender, and Gold.

Galaxy J6 runs Android 8.0 Oreo with Samsung's Experience 9.0 UI on top of it. Its connectivity features include WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v 4.2, USB Type-B, near field communication, GPS, Glonass, and BeiDou (with limited coverage). The phone measures 149.3 x 70.2 x 8.2mm and offers what Samsung describes as "ergonomic design, providing durability with a comfortable grip". Pricing information of the mid-range device for the global market remains unclear at present, though it is expected to follow in the coming days. It's worth noting that the device currently costs Rs. 13,990 (~$206) in India for the base variant, so the international version won't be expected to differ that much.

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