The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) has been the best-selling smartphone in India this year for the Korean smartphone giant. The company released a beefed-up variant of the smartphone in Vietnam last week. It comes with a higher resolution display, increased memory and storage space, a metal unibody design, and a fingerprint sensor. Now, Samsung is planning to launch the device soon in India.
Samsung Galaxy J7 Price In India
The Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime price in India will be ₹18,790, which is around ₹3,000 higher than the price of the Galaxy J7 (2016). The Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime features a 5.5-inch 1080p display, which is better than the 5.5-inch 720p display used in the Galaxy J7 (2016). Samsung launched the Galaxy J7 (2016) with 1080p display in other markets, but stuck to 720p resolution for the Indian variant of the Galaxy J7 (2016). Other upgrade include a more powerful Exynos 7870 processor with an octa-core CPU and Mali-T830 GPU. There’s 3GB RAM, which is double of what is being offered in the Galaxy J7 (2016). Moreover, the new phone also supports up to 256GB microSD cards.
Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime Specifications
- Display: 5.5-inch IPS LCD display, 1920×1080 pixels resolution (401ppi), Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Software: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-based TouchWiz UX
- Rear-facing camera: 13-megapixel sensor, autofocus, f/1.9 aperture, single LED flash, Panorama, and 1080p video recording
- Front-facing camera: 8-megapixel sensor with 1080p video recording
- Processor: Samsung Exynos 7870 with 1.6GHz octa-core CPU and ARM Mali-T830 GPU
- Memory: 3GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, and microSD card slot (up to 256GB)
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Fingerprint (Touch-sensitive), Gyro, and Proximity
- Connectivity: Dual-SIM, LTE+3G, dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Google Cast, GPS (with A-GPS and GLONASS), Bluetooth 4.1 (with A2DP and LE), NFC, and microUSB 2.0 port
- Battery: 3,300mAh, non-removable
- Dimensions: 158.2×77.9×7.3 mm
The 13-megapixel rear-facing camera f/1.9 aperture and 1080p video recording on the Galaxy J7 Prime is the same as that is being used in the Galaxy J7 (2016). However, the front-facing camera now has more resolution, thanks to an 8-megapixel sensor. There’s front-facing LED flash too. The most important upgrade that the Galaxy J7 Prime brings though is the fingerprint sensor that’s embedded into its home button, similar to the Galaxy Note 7. This makes the Galaxy J7 Prime the cheapest smartphone from Samsung to feature a fingerprint scanner.
If all of this wasn’t enough, Samsung also decided to ditch the metal-cum-plastic design of the Galaxy J7 (2016) in favour of a metal unibody design for the Galaxy J7 Prime. There’s a 3,300mAh battery inside this smartphone, but it is now non-removable as opposed to the Galaxy J7 (2016)’s removable battery, thanks to the metal unibody. Connectivity features include dual-SIM card slot, 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, GPS, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC (which can be used for the built-in S Bike Mode and other things), a microUSB 2.0 port, and a headphone jack.
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