As predicted, Samsung has launched an upgraded version of Samsung Galaxy J7, called Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime. The smartphone is found listed on Samsung’s Vietnamese website for 6,290,000 Vietnamese Dong, which is approximately Rs 18,898. The smartphone comes in black and gold colors. If that, and the rupee’s exchange rate vis a vis the dong is making you think about going to Vietnam, hold on. The phone is likely to be available in India very soon.
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 the solid Gorilla Glass 4. It is powered by a 1.6GHz octa-core processor, which is paired with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. An expandable storage slot is ready for d a micro SD card of up-to 256 GB capacity is available, in case you need it. 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 pulls on 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.
Coming back to the J7 Prime, 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.
Currently, the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) edition is retailing in India at Rs 15,990 and thus we are expecting the Korean company to launch its successor in the sub-continent at a price point of around Rs 18,000. As far as specs go, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime doesn’t look bad at Rs 18,898 but of course it isn’t the best in this segment. But with brand Samsung behind the phone, it should find its own set of takers.