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Samsung Galaxy J6: Samsung’s budget-friendly smartphone with flagship features

Samsung launches the Galaxy J6, a smartphone that’s more wallet-friendly than its Galaxy S flagships

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Samsung, it seems, is now following the Huawei approach to smartphone launches. Seemingly launching a new phone on a monthly basis: yet another Samsung phone to peer over the wall in 2018 was the rather dull-named Galaxy J6: a budget-friendly smartphone with flagship features.

Please, don’t let its “budget” attribute send you running for the hills, the Galaxy J6 is just as well-equipped as any modern smartphone, with all the essential features squeezed inside, even in 2020. This was Samsung’s second non-flagship phone with an all-screen front, and its 13-megapixel camera is pretty good, too.

Thinking about picking up a Samsung Galaxy J6 in 2020? I’ve gathered all the necessary tidbits of information about the Galaxy J6 in one handy place. Below, you’ll read about the Galaxy J6’s specifications, design and – most importantly – how much it costs.

Samsung Galaxy J6: Everything you need to know

Samsung Galaxy J6 release date: When did it launch?

Samsung’s Galaxy J6 launched in summer 2018, but it's still a solid choice if you're thinking of picking one up in 2020. it might not be as feature-packed as some of the most recent budget releases, but considering the galaxy J6 can be scooped up for pretty cheap these days, I'd still say it's a worthy choice.

Samsung Galaxy J6 price: How much will it cost?

The Samsung Galaxy J6 can currently be picked up for around £240. That's not a bad price if you're thinking of picking one up and it's miles cheaper than the rest of the Korean giant's current crop of handsets.  

Samsung Galaxy J6 specs: What’s inside?

Samsung’s Galaxy J6 is equipped with a 5.6in, 1,480 x 720 Super AMOLED display, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, expandable up to 256GB via microSD. Powering the handset is one of Samsung's own octa-core 1.6GHz processors

Camera-wise, the handset includes a 13-megapixel f/1.7 unit complete with phase-detect autofocus on the rear, alongside a solitary 8-megapixel f/1.8 selfie-snapper on the front. A 3,000mAh capacity battery keeps the phone chugging along, and the J6 runs Android 8 Oreo straight out of the box.

Samsung Galaxy J6 design: What does it look like?

Let’s talk about the Infinity Edge display. In a first for the J-series range – or any of Samsung’s budget offering for that matter – 2018’s Galaxy A8 features a 5.6in bezel-less display with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio. Its resolution is slightly limiting at only 720p but this is Samsung’s Super AMOLED panel, though, so expect pixel-perfect contrast ratios and accurate colours when you first switch it on.

Elsewhere, you’ll find the volume buttons on the left edge, and the power button on the right, while the solitary micro-USB port sits at the bottom for charging. A fingerprint reader is on the back, just below the rear camera.

In the UK and Europe, the Galaxy A8 is available in three colours; black, lavender and gold. There’s also a 3.5mm headphone port, if you’re still to join the Bluetooth headphones revolution although the J6 isn’t IP-certified for water- or dust-resistance.

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