Samsung might be struggling worldwide owing to its issues with Note 7 but that has not stopped it from focusing on smartphones in other segments. The South Korean smartphone maker, which just today launched the Galaxy A9 Pro in India at Rs 32,490, is holding an event on this September 19 in Gurgoan where it would launch a J series handset.
Though the invite says nothing about the handset, we believe it to launch the recently spotted Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime. The handset was recently spotted on Onlymobiles.com at Rs 18,790. If not the same, we believe Samsung to launch the phone around Rs 20,000. Since the handset was earlier launched in Vietnamese market, most of its specs are all known.
To start with, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime has a metal body and a 5.5-inch 2.5D glass display that comes with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels and Gorilla Glass 4. It is powered by a 1.6 GHz octa-core processor, which is paired with 3GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. An expandable storage slot is there for a micro SD card of up-to 256 GB capacity. The smartphone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system and also offers a fingerprint scanner, which is integrated on the home button.
The Galaxy J7 Prime has a 3300 mAh battery and comes with S Bike mode. To activate S Bike mode, all you have to do is attach an NFC tag, which comes bundled with the phone, with your bike (like on the petrol tank). Just before getting on your bike, the user just needs to tap the phone with the NFC tag that will turn on the S Bike mode. Once activated, callers will hear a message that the person is riding and they can leave messages.
The smartphone offers a 13-megapixel rear camera. There is an LED flash in the back panel as well. The rear camera has f/1.9 aperture. For selfies and video calls, the phone offers an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with aperture f/1.9 and wide angle lens. Further, the smartphone offers Dual SIM, 4G, WiFi (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.1, GPS/Glonass, and a micro USB port.