Friday, May 25, 2018

Shreyas Shipping and Logistics Limited announces Audited Financial Results for the quarter and year ended 31stMarch,2018


Shreyas Shipping & Logistics Ltd, (hereinafter referred as ‘Shreyas’) a part of the 40-year-old global conglomerate Transworld group is an Indian ship owning and operating company with a prime focus on coastal container shipping and logistic services. Shreyas is a pioneer and market leader in containerised coastal shipping in India for both domestic and coastal Exim trans-shipment.

Shreyas is the largest container shipping company in India with a fleet of 13 vessels, 23143 Teus capacity, 315,722 DWT and 248,392 GRT, servicing 18 main ports in India and covers entire Indian coast and other regional areas.
Financial Performance for the year:.

Standalone revenues for the year 2017-18 stood at INR 544 cr as against INR 376 cr for FY17 which grew by 45%. EBITDA for FY18 is at INR 115 cr as against INR 50 cr during FY17 which grew by 123% and PAT stood at INR 81 cr as against INR 4 cr in FY17 which grew by 2205%. Considering share of profit of an associate and joint venture of INR 11 cr (net of tax adjustment), consolidated PAT stood at INR 92 cr for FY 18.

Global container shipping status:
The HRCI ended the first quarter of year 2018 up 19.5% from the start of the year and 19.7% higher than late March 2017.
Whilst the HRCI has been moving upward to reach 750 points by end March 2018, the SCFI (Shanghai containerised freight Index) has reduced by 20% since the start of the year and current level is at par with mid-2016.

Operational Highlights: 
Highlights of company’s contribution in the growth of containerized coastal shipping in India bringing growth in national fleet and coastal containerised volume even when faced with numerous challenges.
1.     Total containerised domestic cargo trade on the main land for the year 2017–18 was 195,000 containers as against 110,000 in 2015-16, with a growth of 77%. This corresponds to carriage and modal shift of cargo from land to sea mode as 5.85 million tons containerised cargo in the year 2017-18 as against 3.3 million tons two years earlier.
2.     SSLL’s domestic cargo trade of 109,766 containers in the year 2017-18 as against 59,521 containers in 2015-16 achieving a growth of 84%. This corresponds to carriage of 3.3 million tons containerised cargo in the year 2017-18 as against 1.8 million tons two years earlier.
3.     Shreyas handled total volume of 448,200 Teus in 2017-18 as against 331,000 Teus in the last year with a growth of 35%
4.     Besides handling containerised cargo, SSLL commenced handling coastal break bulk cargo in the 2ndhalf of year 2017 and handled 107,324 MT cargo during the year, mainly steel products of RINL and JSW, besides some project cargo. RINL commenced coastal movement of steel products for the first time venturing into modal shift from land to sea mode.
5.     Total coastal throughput at Indian ports was 1.5 million Teus in the year 2017 as against .85 million Teus in the year 2015 while SSLL’s throughput at Indian ports was 0.8 million Teus in the calendar year 2017 as against 0.45 million in 2015, achieving a growth of 78% in the two years. Growth of 90% in domestic throughput at Indian ports is indication of modal shift of cargo from land to sea mode while 55% growth in throughput of Exim volume is indication of shift of volume from foreign transshipment ports to Indian ports. Shreyas has contributed for the growth in coastal shipping on both fronts as envisaged by MOS. 
6.     To achieve the growth mentioned above, SSLL acquired 10 vessels including two multipurpose vessels of capacity totaling to 242,242 DWT and 18080 TEUS between 2015 and 2017, achieving a growth of 56% while there has been 17% CAGR increase in Indian flag container fleet from 2014 until 2017.
7.     Growth in seafarer’s employment from 2015 to 2017 has been 55 % in SSLL’s fleet. Indian shipping companies including us are training seafarers which is a big contribution to the Indian economy and providing employment to Indian seafarers. 
8.     18 major ports and container terminals in India were serviced during year 2017 by SSLL containers and break bulk coastal services on regular frequency, making 1060 port calls during the year.
9.     Indian shipping industry contributes Rs. 8000 Crores annually to the Indian economy while our company has contributed Rs.470 Crore in the year 2017-18 to the Indian economy.

Here we would like to highlight the myth regarding share of coastal shipping in over all transportation which does not seem to have changed in last many years while the growth story during last three years alone in containerised coastal segment as highlighted indicates a different story.
Another myth that if cabotage law is relaxed for Exim containers than foreign transshipment will shift to Indian terminals which is far-fetched, since the reason is not cabotage restriction but many other challenges like infrastructure and capacity constraints, high port costs, documentation procedures and largely depends on the network planning of the shipping lines. 
Based on this myth, MOS has issued General Order No. 1 of 2018 dated 21stMay 2018, which does not require a foreign flag container vesselto obtain a licence under Section 407 of the MSA to carry EXIM containers and empty containers on the coast.
The essence of this order is that there is no necessity to have an Indian flag vessel for the purposes of carriage of EXIM and empty containers between two Indian ports. While the outcome of this circular as envisaged by MOS will be seen in course of time, this may have setbacks for the Indian coastal shipping with respect to carriage of Exim transhipment containers. In the absence of a level playing field even Indian companies may consider flagging vessels outside India and operating on foreign trade, resulting our nation to lose opportunity of developing a transhipment hub port as well as growth in Indian tonnage which are important aspects for our nation.
The way forward:

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Fujifilm brings GFX50s, the ultra-high image quality medium format mirrorless camera and its exclusive interchangeable lens lineup “FUJINON GF Lenses” to India


- Introducing the ultimate high-end mirrorless camera: a compact and lightweight body that overturns common perceptions of medium format digital cameras- With the new GFX Series and the current X Series Line-up, Fujifilm aims to capture 30% Market Share in the Mirrorless Camera and Lens Market in India in the next 3-4 years


 Fujifilm India Private Limited, a pioneer in imaging technologies, is delighted to announce the launch of the much awaited GFX50s medium format mirrorless camera that is effectively built to achieve the best image quality. Adopting a 43.832.9mm medium format (FUJIFILM G Format) sensor with 51.4 MP. Featuring premium design and excellent operability stemming from the highly reputable digital camera "X Series" system and the accumulation of image design technology from over 80 years of experience, the GFX 50S achieves the highest ever image quality from Fujifilm.

To complement the GFX50S perfectly, Fujifilm is also releasing FUJINON GF Lens series- a new camera system capable of creating the world's highest level of photographic expressions. The line-up includes seven interchangeable lenses- GF23mmF4 RLM WR, GF45mmF 2.8R WR, GF63mmF2.8 R WR, GF110mmF2 R LM WR, GF120mmF4 R LM OIS WR macro, GF250mmF4 R LM OIS WR and GF32-64mmF4 R LM WR, providing every professional, the splendor of photography and the joy of taking photos.
The GFX50s delivers uncompromised performance across stills and video shooting, in addition, a new Color Chrome Effect feature has been added. This feature can be used to reproduce the tones and deep colors, in situations often said to be difficult hence making GFX50s as an “attainable luxury”.

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Haruto Iwata, Managing Director, Fujifilm India Pvt. Ltd. said, “We are excited to launch the much awaited GFX50s and G-mount lenses for our esteemed customers in India. Fujifilm’s X Series system has been appreciated by professional photographers and photo enthusiasts around the world, due to its excellent image quality and mobility across a wide range of genres including landscape, commercial and fashion photography. Taking forward our promise for developing innovative technology, and to strengthen our commitment towards mirrorless segment, we have introduced this range to offer even higher image quality. As we complete 10 years in India, we continue to bring the best of technology and innovation to our consumers at the best possible price point.’’

Fujifilm India has very aggressive plans for the expansion of its X Series in the Indian Market. The company plans to expand its touch points by focusing on increasing its retail presence as well as enhance customer touch and try experience. The company also plans to expand its After Sales Service by adding 50 more service collection points by the end of FY 2018 taking it to a total of 100 service collection points. Additionally, the company is also looking at setting up Fujifilm Professional Service by the second half of this fiscal. Fujifilm India will be investing heavily in marketing promotions, workshops, exhibitions, online promotions and photographer associations to build the X Series Brand further. With these initiatives the company’s goal is to capture30% Market Share in the Mirrorless Camera and Lens Market in India in the next 3-4 years.

Standout Features
(1) Equipped with a 43.8mm x 32.9mm, 51.4 MP CMOS sensor, boasting approx. 1.7x the area of full frame sensors
Both the shape of the light-gathering micro-lenses and the processing from the photodiodes have been customized to achieve a high level of sharpness and broad dynamic range. And thanks to the excellent light reception performance due to the large area of each pixel, room to spare is created in the camera's high sensitivity performance and tone reproduction, achieving high image quality exceeding that of cameras equipped with full size sensors with an equivalent number of pixels. Therefore, precise images can be reproduced down to the smallest detail, conveying the texture of the subject, a three-dimensional feeling, and even the atmosphere of the scene.
(2) Equipped with X-Processor Pro image processing engine
By using the highly rated X-Processor Pro, which is also used in the X-Pro2 and X-T2 cameras, it is possible to experience Fujifilm's acclaimed Film Simulation color reproduction with an ultra-high quality large size sensor. The Movie function also supports Full HD recording at 30p. Users can enjoy high quality video with no post-processing required by using Film Simulation modes just like they would with a still image.
(3) Compact and lightweight body with high rigidity due to the adoption of magnesium alloy
With a weight of approx. 1230g when paired with a standard lens (GF63mm F2.8 R WR), the camera weighs approx. 60% of a medium format DSLR camera equipped with a sensor of the same size. Even when compared to a DSLR camera with a slightly smaller full size sensor, the camera comes in at almost the same weight. Overall camera body height and width have also been minimized for maximum flexibility, overturning the common perceptions regarding the mobility of medium format digital cameras.
(4) 3.69M-dot organic EL electronic viewfinder and 2.36M-dot touchscreen LCD back panel
A detachable structure has been adopted which allows for flexible operation according to how the user wishes to use it. Also, by attaching the separately sold EVF-TL1 EVF tilt adapter, the angle can be changed to a maximum angle of 90° when shooting horizontal landscapes and ±45° when shooting in the portrait position. A 3.2-inch, 2.36M-dot touch panel has been adopted for the rear monitor, allowing the user to use touch operations for the selection of the menu, distance measuring points and viewing of images that have been taken. The inclusion of a three-directional tilting LCD screen improves operability and makes viewing images and checking focus even easier.
(5) Newly developed large diameter G Mount with excellent robustness and durability
Utilizing the merits of newly developing both a camera body and lenses simultaneously, the GFX 50S adopts a large diameter/short flange back mount with a diameter of 65mm and a flange back of 26.7mm. This construction improves the freedom of the optical design of the lens, greatly contributing to high image quality and miniaturization of the body.
(6) Newly developed ultra-high resolution FUJINON GF Lenses
In preparation for the future, the GF Lens series, newly designed specifically for the GFX 50S, possesses the resolving power capable of supporting a sensor with 100 MP. The lens barrel also features an aperture ring in the same manner as XF Lenses, supporting the intuitive operation of photographers. A C (=Command) Position has been newly added to the aperture ring as well, allowing users to change the aperture using the command dial on the camera's body. In order to prevent incorrect operation, the A (=Auto) Position and C Position feature a locking button installed on the aperture ring that must be disabled to implement changes.
  • The FUJINON GF23mmF4 R LM WR: has a focal length equivalent to 18mm in the 35mm format and is perfectly suited for landscape and architectural applications. Despite the super-wide angle of view, distortion is kept to a minimum, and with the high-resolution performance extending all the way to the edges, sharp depiction power as if looking at an actual landscape is achieved. It features fast and quiet AF due to a linear motor, is dust and weather resistant, and is capable of operating in environments as cold as -10°C. The lens combines high performance and reliability as a professional work tool.
  • The FUJINON GF45mmF2.8 R WR: is a highly versatile wide angle lens with a focal length equivalent to 36mm (on a 35mm format) and maximum F2.8 aperture. Thanks to its compact and lightweight design (weighing only 490g), this lens is ideal for street and documentary photography.
  • The FUJINON GF63mmF2.8 R WR: This lens features an angle of view of approximately 50mm in 35mm format equivalent. Adopting a compact and stylish design, the external form of this small and lightweight lens has a diameter of just 84.0x71.0mm with a weight of only 405g. The optical system features a construction of 8 groups and 10 elements, including 1 ED lens element. This lens type was adopted being the most suitable for a compact size, with the utmost priority placed on resolution performance.
  • The FUJINON GF110mmF2 R LM WR: is a medium telephoto lens for portraits. With a focal length equivalent to 87mm in the 35mm format, it achieves a brightness of F2.0 when used wide open to deliver beautiful bokeh. The high resolving power of the area in focus and the rich bokeh unique to medium format fast lenses depicts portraits with a realistic three-dimensional feel.
  • The FUJINON GF120mmF4 R LM OIS WR macro: The optical system features a construction of 9 groups and 14 elements, including 3 ED lens elements. By adopting a floating focus method using a linear motor, silent and high-speed autofocusing is achieved while aberrations from long distances to short distances are corrected in a satisfactory manner, dramatically increasing the resolution. Furthermore, by arranging the ED lenses in a well-balanced manner, chromatic aberrations are also properly corrected, contributing to a high-quality image.
  • The FUJINON GF250mmF4 R LM OIS WR: is a telephoto lens that achieves approximately 198mm in 35mm format equivalent, bringing together Fujifilm’s proprietary optical design technology: it offers high resolving power for supporting further enhancement of image resolution in the future. The lens can capture the atmosphere of any scene through a combination of high-resolution performance and rich bokeh effect. Attaching the “GF1.4X TC WR”, a 1.4x teleconverter provides coverage for telephoto shooting up to approximately 277mm in 35mm format equivalent, without any image quality deterioration.
  • The FUJINON GF32-64mmF4 R LM WR: The optical system features a construction of 11 groups and 14 elements, each using one of the three types of lens elements, aspheric lens, ED lens and super ED lens, including the large aperture high precision aperture lens, achieving high image quality equivalent to single-focus lenses from wide angles up to standard focal distances. As a result, the lens demonstrates extremely high performance from the centre all the way to the edges. The lens adopts an inner focusing method, reducing the weight of the focus lens and achieving fast and silent AF by driving focusing using a linear motor.

Fujifilm established in 1934 has believed in Innovation and creation of new values through leading edge and proprietary technologies. FUJIFILM India as a firm believer in sophistication continues to work hard to provide the Indian consumer the best products and services.
Our corporate slogan is “Value from Innovation.”
Along with expressing Fujifilm's commitment to continuously creating innovative technologies, products and services that empower the potential and expand the horizons of tomorrow's businesses and lifestyles, the slogan also encapsulates the company's desire to combine our own original technology with human resources, expertise and technology from around the world both internally and externally to create innovation. A new brand statement has also been created to articulate these commitments more specifically, and the slogan encapsulates the main points of the brand statement.
Our Goal is to be a company that is able to resolve a diverse variety of the problems that face society, contribute to the world through the continuous creation of value – added products and services, and achieve sustainable growth through constant innovation. That was the commitment we made to the world when we launched our new corporate slogan “Value from Innovation”.

DHL launches innovative road transportation across India

   DHL SmarTrucking, a TechLog company, aims to build a 10,000-strong IoT-enabled and temperature-controlled fully-owned fleet in India by 2028   Move will create employment opportunities for over 20,000 drivers

Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL), the world’s leading mail and logistics company, today announced the launch of DHL SmarTrucking, to provide an innovative trucking solution across an extensive linehaul express road network in India. DHL SmarTrucking is the company’s first official move to accelerate the development of technology-enabled logistics solutions around the world, under its newly formed board department, Corporate Incubations, which was launched in April this year. The company has also appointed Neeraj Bansal, as CEO of DHL SmarTrucking, who will be responsible for leading the company’s growth in India.

“India is an incredibly important market for Deutsche Post DHL Group. Presently, road freight comprises the majority of the total freight movement and is the largest transportation segment in India,” says Juergen Gerdes, Board Member for Corporate Incubations, Deutsche Post DHL Group. “With greater efficiency from DHL SmarTrucking, we expect to transport 100,000 tonnes of cargo and cover a distance of approximately 4 million kilometers across India daily.”

DHL SmarTrucking solutions epitomize ‘TechLog’ – logistics made smarter through the use of new and emerging technologies. Following a successful three-month pilot that covered over 2,770,000 kilometers, DHL SmarTrucking leverages Internet of Things (IoT) technology and data-driven insights for route optimization. This reduces transit times by up to 50 percent compared to the traditional trucking industry, and provides over 95 percent reliability with ease of use, end-to-end consignment visibility, temperature-controlled capabilities and real-time tracking.

IoT-enabled sensors monitored through the company’s centralized control tower provide real-time temperature and consignment tracking. Information alerts and status updates are also sent to customers and DHL SmarTrucking’s operations teams through the customer portal and external and internal mobile applications.

Utilizing an innovative and agile model, drivers are rotated at predetermined stops located across the country, with the original driver returning to the point of origin with another truckload.

“This transportation model not only helps optimize efficiency but also reduces fatigue among drivers who spend less time on the road, enabling them to go home to their families every two to three days,” says Malcolm Monteiro, CEO, DHL eCommerce India. “Additionally, with the demand for temperature controlled transportation in India estimated to grow at 15% per annum from 2016 to 2020[1], DHL SmarTrucking allows our customers in India to scale up and streamline their business operations to meet consumers’ needs.”

With temperature control capabilities that are fully compliant with international standards, solutions such as DHL SmarTrucking and DHL SmarTrucking Coldchain for temperature-controlled products, provide road freight solutions for all sectors, including the automotive, dairy, e-commerce, packaged foods, pharmaceuticals and Quick Service Restaurants (QSR) industries.

“DHL SmarTrucking’s emphasis on TechLog will change the game for customers in India,” said Neeraj Bansal, CEO, DHL SmarTrucking. “Leveraging the potential of the infrastructural transformations in India’s logistics ecosystem and our innovations through DHL SmarTrucking, we can help Indian businesses reach customers and markets in a faster and more secure way.”

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

College Board announces the India Global Higher Education Alliance

The makers of the SAT, along with partner universities, seeks to bridge gap in transition to higher education

 The College Board announced the formal launch of the India Global Higher Education Alliance during the two-day “India Global Higher Education Alliance Symposium” held at the India Habitat Center.
The India Global Higher Education Alliance is a platform for achieving three primary goals:            
  • Building a community of innovative secondary and higher education leaders who will work to improve the transition for students to higher education in India
  • Establishing a forum for sharing of global best practices so we can learn from what’s working in admissions around the world
  • Taking concrete actions to help ensure that all students, regardless of income, geography or class, can 
  • access excellent higher education 

Over the last decade, Indian higher education has made monumental strides in meeting the formidable challenge of doubling the size of its higher education system.  The College Board is convening Indian universities in order to help them to refine and drive structural improvements in that system, giving priority to how students access and prepare for the rigors of postsecondary education.
Linda Liu, Vice President International at the College Board said, “While the College Board has delivered the SAT and Advanced Placement in India for decades, the time is right for us to work closely with innovate universities in India to provide more access to underserved populations, rethink admissions in an Indian context, and ensure India’s leading universities continue to shine on the world stage.
The Founding Members of the Alliance have all taken innovation approaches to admissions and enrolment, and are engaging in practices at the forefront of change in Indian higher education. The Affiliate Members have tackled the challenge of attracting diverse groups of students from their home countries, as well as increasing global recruitment. The goal of this Alliance is that progressive Indian universities can learn from the best practices shared by the affiliate members and adapt those practices to the current context of higher education in India.
The two-day “India Global Alliance Symposium” focused on all aspects of the Indian education system, ranging from K-12 to Higher education. Day 1 of the symposium focused on the current state of the Indian education system and an overview on the higher education enrolment channel. Day 2 explored subjects like the challenges and opportunities within the transition from secondary to higher education in India, megatrends in global higher education and international student mobility, and assessment in admission process.
The Symposium is the beginning of the work of the Alliance. Through convenings and concrete action plans, the Alliance will help ensure more of India’s neediest students have access to higher education. 
The members spoke about the possibilities and methods for the sharing of global best practices to improve the quality of education in India, ensure equitable access to it, and expanding the scope of conversation to help elevate the role of admissions in advancing the mission and agenda shared by the College Board and the Alliance members. 
 The College Board, along with its partners, are seeking to bridge the gaps in the education system by helping simplify entrance and admission processes, building the critical thinking skills needed for the future, facilitating mid- and low-income students’ access to high quality undergraduate experiences and helping Indian Universities to better recruit, admit and enrol students. The College Board also brings to India best practices of its member institutions from around the world that will focus on supporting students while fostering the development of Indian universities into world-class institutions.  

Manoj P., Registrar from Azim Premji University, which focuses on educational research, said: “As a Founding Member of this Alliance, we are excited to share ideas and learn from other institutions, both in India and abroad. We hope that this will open up opportunities for diversifying the applicant pool and enable access and equity.
The College Board also announced the College Board India Scholars Program, wherein high achieving, low income students in India would be eligible to take the SAT at reduced costs and obtain full scholarships to India Global Alliance member universities in India that are co-funded by the College Board and Indian Alliance members. More details will be released in June.
Founding and Affiliate member universities include:
Ashoka University, Azim Premji University, Manav Rachna University, Columbia University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, FLAME University, Ahmedabad University, University of Cambridge, NMIMS University, BML Munjal University, Pomona College, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Pomona University, Purdue University, Manipal University, McGill University, University of Hong Kong
The College Board is a U.S.-based, non-profit organization that was established in 1900.
It was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT and the Advanced Placement Program.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Samsung Launches Exciting New Galaxy J&A Smartphones With Infinity Display And Chat Over Video


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Debuts Infinity Display on Galaxy J6, J8, A6, and A6+

·         Samsung’s signature Infinity display gives 15% more display area without increase in device size
·         Samsung’s Infinity Display offers best in class viewing with Super AMOLED technology
·         ‘Make for India’ Chat-over-video feature allows you uninterrupted viewing experience

 Samsung, India’s number 1 and most trusted smartphone brand, today launched four new smartphones with Infinity display. The mobile industry will witness a paradigm shift in the design of smartphones with the introduction of Samsung’s signature Infinity Design philosophy on the A & J Series.

The Infinity Design on the Galaxy J6, J8, A6 and A6+ gives users nearly 15% more display area without increasing the overall size of the device. This can be attributed to extremely thin bezels and by swapping the physical home button with software powered in-display home button. The finger print sensor also moves to the back of the device for added convenience. These changes in the display hardware deliver a 18.5:9 aspect ratio that provides an end to end viewing experience and more browsing space. All four devices come with Samsung’s Super AMOLED display technology that produces deeper contrasts and delivers the most vivid viewing experience. Samsung’s Infinity display experience is further strengthened by a new ‘Chat Over Video’ feature that facilitates an uninterrupted and uncompromised viewing experience while chatting.

The new smartphones have been designed to impress. Galaxy A series smartphones come with metal unibody and sleek design. The A6+ has a 6” FHD+ display, while Galaxy A6 sports a 5.6” HD+ display. Galaxy J series smartphones come with a premium polycarbonate unibody. The J8 has a 6” HD+ display, while J6 come with 5.6” HD+ display. All four smartphones have sleek curves and an ergonomic design with elegant style and comfortable grip.

Galaxy J6, J8, A6 and A6+ are built for today's millennial. These smart phones will set the standard for an unparalleled viewing experience with Samsung’s signature super AMOLED Infinity Display. These phones also get dual rear cameras that let users capture professional grade bokeh images and express themselves in a unique manner. Our latest 'Make for India' innovation Chat-over-Video allows uninterrupted viewing experience just the way millennials want it. We are also introducing a new youthful and vibrant blue color that shows that we listen to our young consumers who constantly seek stylish designs," said Mohandeep Singh, Senior Vice President, Samsung India

Galaxy J6, J8, A6 and A6+ debut Samsung’s brand new ‘Make for India’ innovation that complements millennial requirements of uninterrupted video binging. Chat-over-Video allows consumers to chat through a transparent chat window and keyboard, while a video is still running. This new innovation eradicates the consumer pain point of chat interruptions while viewing content on their mobile devices. The other Make for India innovation, Samsung Mall app, brings a revolutionary new service for millennials. It uses Artificial Intelligence to let users shop by clicking a picture of the desired product and automatically getting results for the item across popular e-commerce platforms.

Galaxy J6, J8, A6 and A6+ sport best in class cameras that allow consumers to take beautiful shots or selfies anytime, anywhere. Galaxy A6+ and J8 come with dual rear cameras. The primary rear camera has 16MP and F1.7 aperture, while the secondary rear camera has 5MP and F1.9 aperture. With Live Focus, a flagship feature, you can take stunning portraits with background blur. The Dual camera also helps you adjust the background blur while taking a picture or even after taking the shot, leading to portraits that make you stand out. Galaxy A6 has a 16 MP rear camera with F1.7 aperture while J6 sports a 13MP rear shooter with F1.9 aperture. The new smartphones are equipped with best in class low-aperture lenses, allowing consumers to capture sharp, clear photos in low light conditions, without sacrificing image quality no matter what time of day.

The front camera on Galaxy J6, J8, A6 and A6+ smartphones features an adjustable selfie flash, allowing consumers to snap stylish selfies, from day to night. Galaxy A6+ has a 24MP front shooter, while both Galaxy A6 and J8 sport a 16 MP front camera. Galaxy J6 comes with 8MP front shooter. All front cameras have F1.9 aperture to deliver the best low light camera performance in the industry. The front camera on these devices also enable face unlock as an additional security feature.

Galaxy J6, J8, A6 and A6+ not only have Infinity Display, stylish designs and great cameras but they also pack a punch when it comes to performance. These new smartphones come with Octa core processors. All smartphones come in 4GB/64GB RAM/ROM variants. The devices also come with Samsung’s advanced memory management feature that automatically directs content from social media applications to the external memory card.

Galaxy A6+ and J8 are powered by a 3,500 mAh battery, while Galaxy A6 and J6 come with 3,000 mAh battery and all the devices run on latest Android operating system – Android Oreo.

Industry First Online to Offline (O2O) Partnership
Samsung has also tied up with Paytm Mall in continuation of their industry-first O2O partnership. This partnership encourages consumers to buy on Paytm Mall while getting served by an offline retailer.This partnership will give consumers Rs 3,000 cashback on the Galaxy A6 and A6+ and Rs 1,500 on the J6 and J8 to anyone who chooses to pay through Paytm Mall at any of the 25,000 retail outlets where this offer is enabled.

Amit Sinha, COO-Paytm Mall, said, We are excited to partner with Samsung for the launch of the new range of Samsung Galaxy smartphones on Paytm Mall and through 25,000 Samsung partnered offline stores. With our O2O model, we aim to create a network for brands to reach out to millions of consumers, thereby, optimizing the supply chain and also aiding in marketing.”

Galaxy J6, A6 and A6+ will be available across our retail stores and Samsung eshop website from May 22. Galaxy J6 will also be available on Flipkart while the Galaxy A6 and A6+ will also be available on Amazon starting May 22. J8 will be available from July 2018 onwards. The devices will also be available on Paytm Mall. All the four devices will be available in Blue, Black & Gold colors. 

Price & Offers
Galaxy A6+, A6(4/64GB) & A6(4/32GB) are priced at Rs 25,990, Rs 22,990 and Rs 21,990 respectively. Consumers buying Galaxy A6+ and A6 through ICICI Bank credit cards or Paytm will get an additional cashback of Rs 3,000.

Galaxy J8, Galaxy J6 (4/64GB) and J6 (3/32GB) variants are priced at Rs 18,990, Rs 16,490 and Rs 13,990 respectively. Consumers buying Galaxy J8 and J6 through ICICI Bank credit and debit cards or Paytm will get an additional cashback of Rs 1,500.

To add to the excitement, Samsung is offering ‘One time Screen Replacement Offer’ for purchases till June 20th.

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Brief Specs
Galaxy A6
Galaxy A6+
Galaxy J6
Galaxy J8
Exynos 7 Series
Snapdragon 450
Exynos 7 Series
Snapdragon 450
5.6” HD+
6” FHD+
5.6” HD+
6” HD+
Rear Camera
16MP (f/1.7)
16MP (f/1.7)+5MP (f/1.9)
13MP (f/1.9)
16MP (f/1.7)+5MP (f/1.9)
Front Camera
16MP (f/1.9)
24MP (f/1.9)
8MP (f/1.9)
16MP (f/1.9)
w/ Front & Rear LED Flash
w/ Front & Rear LED Flash
w/ Front & Rear LED Flash
w/ Front & Rear LED Flash
4GB + 32GB
4GB + 64GB
4GB + 64GB
3GB + 32GB
4GB + 64GB
4GB + 64GB
microSD slot (up to 256GB)
microSD slot (up to 256GB)
microSD slot (up to 256GB)
microSD slot (up to 256GB)
3000 mAh
3500 mAh
3000 mAh
3500 mAh
Android O
Android O
Android O
Android O
Metal Unibody
Metal Unibody
Polycarbonate Unibody
Polycarbonate Unibody
21,990 (32GB)
22,990 (64GB)
13,990 (3/32GB)
16,490 (4/64GB)