Samsung has brought the Galaxy J7+ which was recently launched in Thailand to China, and as is the company’s usual practice, the phone has been given another name; Samsung Galaxy C8.

The Samsung Galaxy C8 succeeds the Galaxy C7 that was launched in the country some months ago, and packs the same specifications and features that are found in the Galaxy J7+.

Samsung Galaxy C8 Specifications, Review and Highlights

Samsung Galaxy C8

Design & Display

The Samsung Galaxy C8 has a metal unibody design, weighs 180 grammes and has a thickness measurement of 7.9 millimetres. It comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 * 1080 pixels) display which is made with Samsung’s Super AMOLED panels and is covered with 2.5D curved glass.

The C8’s design is the same as that of the Galaxy J7+ and similar to the recent smartphones in the Samsung Galaxy C series.

Storage & Processoer

The Galaxy C8 is powered by a MediaTek Helio P20 processor with eight processing cores running at a max speed of 2.39GHz on the 16nm process. Its graphics operations are handled by a Mali T880 GPU.

The phone comes in 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM and 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM storage variants, both of which have a microSD card slot for expanding the default internal storage capacity.

Camera

The Samsung Galaxy C8 has it double at the back, featuring a 12MP primary camera with f/1.7 aperture and a 5MP camera with f/1.9 aperture. A LED flash is also present at the rear to brighten up your photos.

The smartphone also sports a 16MP camera with a f/1.9 aperture at the front for taking selfies.

Battery & Connectivity

The Samsung Galaxy C8 packs a 3000mAh battery and comes with dual SIM slots and support for 4G VoLTE networks.

Software & Hardware

The Galaxy C8 runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box and features a fingerprint sensor which is embedded in its physical home button at the front.

Samsung Galaxy C8 Full Phone Specifications

Samsung Galaxy C8 Specs

General

Device Brand Samsung
Model Galaxy C8
Announced September 8, 2017
Released September 2017
Status Coming

Network

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Network LTE with VoLTE
SIM Type n/a
SIM Count Dual SIM

Data

2G GPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3G Up to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
4G Up to 300/50 Mbps
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps
Web Browser Yes, HTML5

Design

Type Smartphone
Dimensions 152.4 * 74.7 * 7.9 mm
Weight 180g
Build Metal Unibody Design
Colors Black, Gold and Rose Gold

Display

Display Type Super AMOLED Capacitive touchscreen
Size 5.55.5 inches
Resolution 1920 * 1080 pixels (Full HD)
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density n/a
Touch Screen Yes
Protection n/a
Features 2.5D Curved Glass

Camera

13MP + 5MP dual cameras
f/1.7 aperture (Primary)
f/1.9 aperture (Secondary)
1080p HD Video
Autofocus
  • Rear camera: LED Flash
  • Front camera: LED Flash
16MP
f/1.9 aperture

Software

Android OS, v7.1.1 (Nougat)
n/a
No
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes

Hardware

64-bit Helio P20 16nm processor
Number of Processor Cores Octa-Core
CPU Speed 2.39GHz + 1.69GHz
GPU ARM Mali T880
3GB / 4GB
Internal Storage 32GB / 64GB
expandable up to 256GB with microSD
Accelerometer, Proximity, Light, Fingerprint sensor

Connectivity

Bluetooth 4.2
Infrared No
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4+5GHz), Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type USB v2.0
USB On-the Go (OTG) Yes
GPS Yes
NFC No
No

Battery

Battery Type Li-Ion
Capacity 3000mAh
Placement Non-removable
Standby
Talk Time

Messaging

SMS Yes (threaded view)
MMS Yes
Email Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IM Yes

Media

Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
n/a
No
Vibration, Ringtones
MP3, WAV
Yes
Yes, 3.5mm Jack

Other Features

MP4/H.264 player
MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
Photo/video editor
Document viewer

Availability and Price of Samsung Galaxy C8 in China

Price and availability details of the Samsung Galaxy C8 are not known yet, but when it finally becomes available, the smartphone will  come in Black, Rose Gold and Gold colour versions.

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