Samsung is yet to announce a powerful mid-range smartphone in the Galaxy J series this year. Today, an unknown and upcoming Samsung smartphone with the model number, Samsung SM-J805G passed through the benchmark site Geekbench. This mysterious smartphone, for now, is said to be the mid-range Galaxy J8 Plus and it’s running Android 8.0 Oreo at the time of benchmark. The benchmark listing also revealed key specifications of the J8 Plus; As you can clearly see in the image, the J8 Plus’ listing shows motherboard as msm8953, which is Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC and the chipset is paired to 4GB of RAM, which has become a standard for mid-range devices releasing these days.
Rumours are rife that Samsung will be unifying its lineup to match the current year, meaning we will see smartphones ending with numerical ‘8’ this year. We already received the Galaxy A8 and A8+ smartphones earlier this year, and there will be smartphones such as Galaxy J8, On8 and so on. Even other smartphones will be released as Galaxy J5 (2018), Galaxy J3 (2018) and so on. This move will make the job a lot easier for the entire tech fraternity.
Now speaking about the J8 Plus smartphone, this is the first time we’re seeing it in person. Earlier, the Galaxy J8 smartphone with an Exynos processor and 3GB of RAM appeared in the same Geekbench site. And so far, nothing is known about both the devices, but the usage of Snapdragon chipset on a mid-range device is something unusual from Samsung. However, the Snapdragon 625 variant of the J8 Plus might be limited only to few regions like other flagship Samsung devices. Do make a note that the clock speed of the processor is shown as 1.8GHz, meaning it could be the Snapdragon 450 chipset, instead of the said Snapdragon 625 processor.
In fact, the Galaxy J8 Plus was not even mentioned on the upcoming Samsung devices list appeared on the web last month. But the Geekbench listing means the smartphone is under works, and the prototype is already ready.
There’s a lot happening with Samsung, at least in the Indian market. Recently, the South Korean smartphone brand confirmed to launch several new smartphone series to take on Xiaomi and regain their lost brand value. Imagine a Samsung smartphone with Snapdragon 625 under Rs 15,000! Well, that sounds so good, but going by Samsung standards, it will just remain as our dream.
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