Samsung has been unifying the branding of their smartphones recently. Recently, the company skipped the Galaxy Note 6 to match the Galaxy S7. And with this recent leak, the new Galaxy A8 (2018) line will have its J-series counterpart with the rumored Samsung Galaxy J8 (2018).
The device is codenamed as SM-J720F, but if logic will prevail, the company might name it as the Samsung Galaxy J8 (2018) in the end.
Benchmark listings suggest that it will sport an Exynos 7885 chipset with an octa-core processor, clocked at 1.6GHz, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and Mali-G71 GPU.
And since it is expected to be inferior to the new A8 line, the J8 (2018) will only have a 5.5-inch screen at 1280 x 720 pixel resolution.
On the upside, the handset will come with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. There’s also an 8-megapixel sensor for selfies, and a 12-megapixel camera at the back.
The official launch date is yet to be announced. But since we aren’t seeing any renders yet, Samsung might unveil it after the Galaxy S9 on MWC 2018 next month. But if it indeed overtakes the launch of their flagship device, the Samsung Galaxy J8 (2018) might be the company’s first Android Oreo offering on the market.