Every member of the tech media is losing their minds over the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, and why wouldn't they? It's 2018 and Samsung has once again pushed the limitations of hardware design by craming a 4000mah battery into a phone almost the same size as the Note 8, all while retaining the headphone jack and their notchless infinity display.

However in this humble blogger's opinion the most exciting release this year from Samsung is not the Note 9, but instead the humble Galaxy J8. For the first time in a long time, Samsung has released a dual sim phone into the Australian market.

Samsung Galaxy J8


The Samsung Galaxy J8 is a new mid-range phone from the Samsung machine. Sporting a Snapdragon 450 along with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage, this device is great for all your daily needs, whether it be snapping, chatting on Whatsapp or surfing the web. The low powered chip combined with the 3500 mAh battery means this phone will have excellent battery life, with reports of up to 8 hrs of screen on time in some cases. Combined with its trademark Samsung Super AMOLED, 6.0" screen, this phone is clearly targeted at the large screen, mid range market currently occupied by OPPO.Network connectivity is excellent, with support for all three major Australian networks with dual sim capability (4G/3G dual standby).

Rounding out the package is an dual rear camera package with a 16 MP primary and a 5MP sensor for depth sensing to help get that perfect portrait shot.

The Galaxy J8 ships with Oreo 8.0 out of the box and is available today.