ⓘ Samsung Galaxy J6

                                     

ⓘ Samsung Galaxy J6

The Samsung Galaxy J6 is an Android smartphone developed by the Korean manufacturer Samsung Electronics. Announced on May 22, 2018 and released the same day along with the Samsung Galaxy J4 and the Samsung Galaxy J8, the J6 is a mid-range model smartphone and a successor to the Samsung Galaxy J5.

The Galaxy J6 is the first in the J-series phones to have a near bezel-less design and to feature a sAMOLED 18.5:9 display.

It has a similar hardware design and software features to its high-end counterpart, the Galaxy A6.

The J6 is succeeded by the J6+ which featured a larger screen albeit switching from the sAMOLED screen found on the J6 to an LCD one.

                                     

1. Hardware

The Samsung Galaxy J6 features a 720p Super AMOLED display, with an 18:5:9 aspect ratio dubbed as Samsungs Infinity Display’. The J6 has a 5.6-inch panel, having around ~76.5% screen-to-body ratio and 294 ppi which was much similar to previous ones in the same line up. The J6s screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

The rear body is made out of plastic specifically polycarbonate with the intention to give it the same premium feel as metal-back phones.

The dimensions of the Samsung Galaxy J6 are 149.3 x 70.2 x 8.2 height x width x thickness. The smartphone weighs 154 grams 5.4 oz.

It is equipped with Samsungs in-house octa-core Exynos 7870 which is clocked at a maximum of 1.6 GHz.

Charging the phones 3.000 mAh lithium-ion battery takes about 2.5 hours on its micro-USB port.

The phone comes with a single 13 MP rear camera with autofocus coupled with an LED flash. The front shooter has 8 MP also with its own front flash. The phones cameras work well in daylight, though most criticisms point out the bad performance of the cameras in low light.

                                     

2. Software

The Samsung Galaxy J6 2018 comes with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box with Samsung Experience UI. Samsungs own Bixby is present as "Bixby Home" on the phone though lacks the assistant features found on the flagship S and Note series phones.

In May 2019, Samsung started rolling out its OTA software update for the Galaxy J6 to have the latest Android 9.0 Pie with One UI that also comes with Galaxy S10 phones. The update added features like night mode and a re-styled user interface.

The phone is secured either by PIN, pattern, password, fingerprint, or facial recognition. Using the fingerprint and/or facial recognition requires one of the three aforementioned traditional security inputs. The phone comes protected by Samsungs Knox software.

                                     

3. Networking

Networking includes:

  • USB micro-USB 2
  • Stereo FM radio with recording option
  • Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
  • USB On-The-Go enabled
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct and hotspot 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi networks only, 5 GHz networks are not supported
  • 4G VoLTE connection
  • GPS, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
                                     
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