Samsung is all set to launch the Galaxy J7 Prime smartphone in India today. The company is holding an event in Gurgaon that’s scheduled to begin at 11:30am IST. While the invite sent last week did not mention the phone specifically, the company did announce it would launch a Galaxy J-Series smartphone.
To recall, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime was launched in Vietnam in late August. The smartphone is anticipated to be made available at Rs. 18,790, and sport an MRP of Rs. 19,400, if a tip by an established Mumbai retailer is to be believed. The smartphone is notably already listed on Amazon India for Rs. 19,400 – where it might be exclusively available.
The Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime is the upgraded version of the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016), and features a fingerprint sensor on the home button in addition. Other differences include the presence of a full-HD display instead of an HD display, more memory (3GB RAM instead of 2GB), more inbuilt storage (32GB instead of 16GB), and a higher resolution front camera (8-megapixel instead of 5-megapixel).
The other specifications of the Galaxy J7 Prime almost completely match the Galaxy J7 (2016). The dual-SIM (Micro-SIM) Galaxy J7 Prime ships with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The smartphone bears a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS display with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 4, and runs on a 1.6GHz octa-core processor coupled with 3GB of RAM.
The Galaxy J7 Prime features a 13-megapixel rear camera with an f/1.9 aperture and LED flash, while there is an 8-megapixel front camera with an f/1.9 aperture also on board. The smartphone comes with 32GB of inbuilt storage that’s expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB) – to note, the Galaxy J7 (2016) only supports microSD cards up to 128GB in capacity.
The latest Samsung J-Series smartphone offers 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, GPS/ A-GPS, Bluetooth v4.1, Micro-USB (with OTG), and 3.5mm audio jack in terms of connectivity options. It is powered by a 3300mAh battery, and measures 151.5×74.9×8.1mm.