15, Jun 2017

Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro and J7 Max launched in India

Riding on the success of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ in India, Samsung has unleashed two new mid-range J series smartphones in India. Being named as the Galaxy J7 Pro and Galaxy J7 Max, both the handset are priced at Rs. 20,900 and Rs. 17,900 respectively. With the Galaxy J7 Max, the South Korean manufacturer also introduced Samsung Pay Mini, a lighter version of Samsung Pay mobile payment service in the country. For similarity, both the handsets have same camera configuration with a 13MP sensor attached both on the rear and front side.

As scheduled, Samsung has launched two new entrants to its mid-range "J" series, which also happens to be the most successful lineup in India. Dubbed the "Galaxy J7 Pro" and the "Galaxy J7 Max" the new smartphones are respectively priced at Rs. 20,900 and Rs. 17,900.

Both the handsets will be available via all the offline channels as well as the Samsung online store. The Galaxy J7 Max will be available from June 20, but the Galaxy J7 Pro will hit the shelves in mid-July. While the Galaxy J7 Pro will arrive with Samsung Pay and the Galaxy J7 Max will come with Samsung Pay Mini, a toned down version of Samsung Pay service introduced on the sidelines of the launch of the handset duo.

The Samsung Pay Mini is designed for the handsets which are not equipped with NFC, but run at least Android 5.0 Lollipop and have an HD display. Thus, the Galaxy J7 Max becomes the first smartphone to be compatible with Samsung Pay Mini. The service, however, has limitations. The user of Samsung Pay Mini can't use regular swipe machines but can make use of mobile wallets and UPI-based online payments.

Coming back to the phones, the handsets have 2.5D curved glass design, Android 7.0 Nougat and support "Always On Display". The camera configuration for both the smartphones is the same. Two 13MP cameras, one on the front and another on the back, are fitted in each handset. Both the sensors are supported with LED flash as well as f/1.7 and f/1.9 aperture for the rear and front camera respectively. The smartphones are introduced with new social camera features that create AR effects for the pics as well as allows instant sharing of images to already pinned contacts on social media.

As for the other specifications, the Galaxy J7 Pro offers a 5.5-inch 1080p full HD display. Driving the smartphone is an in-house Exynos 7870 SoC clubbed with 3GB RAM and 64GB internal storage, expandable up to 128GB via microSD card. For the fuel generation, it depends on a 3,600mAh battery. The connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS, Bluetooth 4.2, dual SIM slots and microUSB 2.0 port.

On the other hand, the Galaxy J7 Max comes with a larger 5.7-inch 1080p full HD display. The innards of the handset include a MediaTek Helio P20 octa-core SoC, 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage with expandability support up to 128GB via microSD card. The smartphone is kept ticking with a smaller 3,300mAh battery. All the connectivity options are same as the Galaxy J7 Pro except that it doesn't have NFC support.

The Galaxy J7 Pro and Galaxy J7 flaunt slim metal unibody design with non-existent bezels on the right and left edges of the phone. For biometrics, the fingerprint sensor is embedded into the home button. Both the smartphones are dressed in gold and black paint jobs.