Samsung Philippines officially made the Samsung Galaxy J8 smartphone available in the country today.

It features dual rear cameras, a 6-inch Super AMOLED display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio and two biometric unlocking methods – Face Recognition technology and a fingerprint sensor.


Dual Cameras for Low Light

The dual rear cameras of the Samsung Galaxy J8 is composed of a 16 Megapixel main camera and a 5 Megapixel secondary camera. This system allows the device to produce bokeh effects.

It also promises ‘great night photos’ since the main camera has a wide f/1.7 aperture lens. It allows more light to enter the system resulting in brighter low light photos.

There’s also a 16 Megapixel front camera for selfies that comes with its own LED flash.


Performance and Connectivity

The Samsung Galaxy J8 smartphone in black.

The Samsung Galaxy J8 smartphone in black.

The Samsung Galaxy J8 runs on a Snapdragon 450 chipset with 3GB of RAM, Android Oreo operating system and 32GB of built-in storage.

It can connect to 4G LTE networks and the usual Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS wireless connectivity. USB OTG is supported too.

A 3500mAh battery powers the device.


Price and Availability

The official price of the Samsung Galaxy J8 smartphone in the Philippines is ₱15,990.00. It comes in three colors – black, purple and gold.

It’s now available in Samsung stores and authorized retailers nationwide.

Samsung Galaxy J8 specs:

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  • 6.0-inch HD+ Super AMOLED Display (720 x 1480 Pixels), 268 ppi
  • Android 8.0 Oreo Operating System
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 Chipset
  • 3 GB of RAM
  • 16 + 5 Megapixel Rear Camera with LED Flash
  • 16 Megapixel Front Camera with Soft LED Flash
  • Dual SIM (Nano-SIM)
  • 32GB Internal Storage
  • Expandable Up to 256 via microSD
  • 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE & GPRS Networks
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac (Dual Band)
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • MicroUSB 2.0
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • 3500mAh Battery
  • 159.2 x 75.7 x 8.2 mm @ 177 g
  • 15,990.00 Official Price in the Philippines