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Samsung Galaxy J8 update with support for AR Emoji and dual VoLTE now rolling out

The update is now rolling out over-the-air (OTA).

  • Published: November 16, 2018 8:26 PM IST
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The Samsung Galaxy S9 introduced some cool features, with one of them being AR Emojis. The feature lets you register your face and turn it into animated characters, which you can then use to send on WhatsApp and other platforms to make your chats interesting. While the feature was only for flagships smartphones, Samsung has now started rolling it out to mid-range devices too.

Recently, Samsung rolled out the feature to the Galaxy J7 Duo, and now, the feature is also making its way to the Galaxy J8. The update carries build number J810GDDU2ARJ4, which also brings dual VoLTE feature to the smartphone, SamMobile reports. Once the update is available, you will be notified about the same. Meanwhile, you can also go to Settings > Software Update > Download Updates Manually, to check for updates.

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Samsung Galaxy J8 specifications, features

Talking about the specifications, the Samsung Galaxy J8 flaunts a 6-inch HD+ (1480×720 pixels) Infinity display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core chipset paired with 4GB of RAM. There is also 64GB storage on offer, which can be expanded using a microSD card.

In the photography department, you get a dual-camera setup (16-megapixel+5-megapixel) at the back. This setup, not only allows you to click photos with a blurred background, but also reshape the blurred lights into different patterns like hearts, butterflies, stars and more. For selfies, there’s a 16-megapixel snapper up front along with a LED flash.

The rest of the features include a 3,500mAh battery, fingerprint sensor, face unlock, and connectivity options like dual-SIM card slots, 4G VoLTE support, Bluetooth, and GPS. On the software front, the device runs Android 8.0 Oreo.

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Samsung Galaxy J8


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  • Published Date: November 16, 2018 8:26 PM IST