Samsung to soon launch a new smartphone in India to compete with OnePlus 6

The smartphone is expected to come with dual rear cameras, Snapdragon 660 SoC and 6GB of RAM.

  • Published: August 14, 2018 4:44 PM IST

India is known as a price sensitive market with entry-level and mid-range smartphones seeing good demand. The premium flagship segment has a starting price of around Rs 35,000, and includes smartphones such as Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S9 series, and the iPhone X among others. However, OnePlus has captured the most attention in that range, according to a reports by Counterpoint Research and IDC.

BGR India has now learned that an upcoming Samsung smartphone will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC with an octa-core CPU, paired with 6GB of RAM. There is no word on the internal storage or the series of smartphone. The smartphone will come with a 6.3-inch full HD+ Infinity Display, and won’t probably feature a notch like other smartphones. Taking a cue from previous leaks, this device is possibly the Galaxy A8 Star.

In the photography department, the Samsung smartphone is likely to feature a dual camera setup at the back – with a combination of 16-megapixel + 24-megapixel sensors. Up front, a 24-megapixel sensor is expected for selfies and video calling. Lastly, the smartphone is also expected to come armed with a bigger battery similar to the OnePlus 6, along with fast charging feature.

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Although, there’s no word on the specific launch date, the smartphone is expected to launch soon, with sales likely to happen across online and offline channels. You can also expect connectivity options such as dual SIM card slots, Bluetooth, 4G VoLTE, GPS and Wi-Fi. There is no word on whether or not it will come with a fingerprint scanner or face unlock, but we will come to know soon as more details as we get closer to launch.

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  • Published Date: August 14, 2018 4:44 PM IST