Pre-order the P15,990 Samsung Galaxy J8 starting July 21

The midrange Samsung Galaxy J8 features a 6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED display, a 16MP selfie camera with LED flash, and dual 16MP 1.7 + 5MP F1.9 rear cameras designed for great low light shots and has Live Focus (adjustable bokeh effect). The Galaxy J8 runs on a SnapDragon M450 processor with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage plus a big 3,500 mAh battery. The J8 comes in black, purple, and gold and pre-orders start on July 21 and ends August 3. Pre-order buyers get a JBL Clip 2 Bluetooth Speaker and NonoFixIt Screen Protection and Insurance. J8 buyers also enjoy access to exclusive benefits via the Samsung Members app, anti-theft function via Find my Mobile, and quick emergency access via Samsung 321 app.

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Samsung Galaxy J8 Specs

6-inch 2.5D curved Super AMOLED Infinity Display
– HD+ 1440 x 720 resolution at 268 ppi
1.8GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor | Adreno 506 GPU
3GB RAM | 32GB storage, up to 256GB via dedicated micro SD card slot
Rear Cameras: 16MP F1.7 + 5MP F1.9 with AF and LED flash
Selfie Camera: 16MP F1.9 with softlight LED flash
3,500mAh Battery
Android 8.0 Oreo with Samsung Experience 9.0
WiFi a/b/g/n (2.4/5GHz), 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, ANT+, FM Radio, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, dual SIM
Accelerometer, proximity, sound
Fingerprint sensor, face unlock
Comes in blue, black, gold
160 x 75.8 x 7.95 mm | 177 g
Price: PHP 15,990

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Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife's cooking so much he's now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman - his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, "Notwithstanding Pigs," initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for