As expected, Samsung has today launched the Galaxy J7 Prime in India. The smartphone is aimed at the selfie-loving crowd with features like an 8-megapixel front camera alongside a LED flash. The Galaxy J7 Prime is currently listed on Samsung’s India e-store with a price tag of Rs 18,790. The price is consistent with what was revealed before by a mobile retailer. Also Read - Best battery smartphones under Rs 15,000: Redmi Note 10T, Realme Narzo 30 and more
The Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime was recently launched in Vietnam, and in essence, it is an upgraded variant of the Galaxy J7 (2016). Besides the selfie-centric features, the smartphone flaunts a full-metal unibody design and fingerprint scanner, which is a feature that was missing on the Galaxy J7 (2016). Up front, the smartphone comes with a 2.5D curved screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. Samsung has also introduced two exclusive features — S Power planning and S Secure. The S Power planning feature that lets users reserve the phone’s battery for calls, extend battery life by choosing the Ultra Power Saving mode or forward calls to another number if the charge is too low. The S Secure feature lets you create a separate feature where you can securely save multimedia content and apps. Also Read - Upcoming phone launches to expect in August 2021: Redmi 10, iQOO 8, Realme GT, Samsung Galaxy A52s, more
Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime specifications
The Galaxy J7 Prime flaunts a 5.5-inch full HD (1080p) IPS display, and is powered by a 1.6GHz Exynos 7870 octa-core processor paired with Mali-T830MP2 GPU and 3GB of RAM. There is 16GB of onboard storage, which can be further expanded up to 256GB using a microSD card. Also Read - Top 5G smartphones under Rs 20,000 in August 2021: Samsung A22 5G, Redmi Note 10T, etc
In the photography department, the Galaxy J7 Prime is equipped with a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/1.9 aperture and LED flash, and an 8-megapixel selfie camera with f/1.9 aperture and LED flash. There is a 3,300mAh battery that Samsung says is good enough for up to 21 hours of talktime and up to 12 hours of internet usage. Samsung has also included an Ultra Power Saving Mode that basically turns off all background running apps to minimize the battery consumption. Connectivity options include dual-SIM card slots, 4G LTE with VoLTE support, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz and microUSB. On the software front, the smartphone runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 OS wrapped under TouchWiz UI.
At this price point, Samsung’s new smartphone will be up against the likes of the Gionee S6s and OPPO F1s among others. All three smartphones are aimed towards the selfie-loving crowd. If we look at the competition, both Gionee S6s and OPPO F1s feature 5.5-inch displays. While the S6s comes with a full HD (1080p) panel, the F1s features an HD (720p) panel. Rest of the specifications of S6s include Mediatek MT6753 octa-core processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, 13-megapixel rear camera and 3,150mAh battery, whereas the F1s is powered by Mediatek MT6750 octa-core processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 3,075mAh battery. On the connectivity front, both smartphones feature dual-SIM card slots, 4G connectivity, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.