Europe-bound Galaxy J8+ (2018) in development
Samsung appears to be working on several new Galaxy J series smartphones due later this year one of which is likely going to be the Galaxy J8 (2018). It appears that there’s going to be a “Plus” variant of this device as well since some circumstantial evidence has surfaced to suggest that Samsung will launch the Galaxy J8+ (2018) in the not too distant future.
Galaxy J8+ (2018)
Recent benchmark results revealed that a device with model number SM-J800FN is being internally tested by Samsung and it might be launched as the Galaxy J8 (2018). Now, a device with model number SM-J805 has been spotted in the benchmark website’s database, suggesting that the Galaxy J8+ (2018) might be launched alongside this device as well.
Reports suggest that the upcoming Galaxy J8 handsets will feature a flat Infinity Display much like the Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+ (2018) released earlier this year. Since the 18.5:9 aspect ratio will do away with the physical home button, the fingerprint reader will have to be relocated to the back.
The upcoming J series handsets are believed to be powered by Samsung’s Exynos 7870 processor. It’s the same chip that Samsung has previously used for some other devices in the Galaxy J series such as the Galaxy J7 Prime, Galaxy J7 (2017) and the Galaxy J5 (2017).
While the smaller Galaxy J8 (2018) was expected to tout 3GB of RAM, the Galaxy J8+ (2018) might bump it up to 4GB. Both handsets will likely be launched with Andriod 8.0 Oreo out of the box. Samsung is yet to confirm at this point in time when we can expect the new Galaxy J series handsets to arrive and how much they’ll cost when they’re released.
We’re aware that these handsets are being prepared for markets across Europe. If history is any indication and one goes on Galaxy J series launches in the past, then it appears that the new Galaxy J lineup will be announced by Samsung in the summer this year.