Samsung is all set to launch the recently announced Galaxy J7 Prime in India. This would be first Samsung smartphone to come with a fingerprint sensor under Rs. 20000.
The Galaxy J7 Prime upgrades quite a lot of things from the J7 2016 edition. You now get a 5.5-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display instead of 720p which is covered in 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 4. It runs on the same Exynos 7870 octa-core SoC clocked at 1.6GHz but comes with 3GB RAM and 16GB onboard storage which too is expandable upto 256GB.
The entire phone is made of metal and the speakerphone has been moved to the bottom. The design of the phone is quite different from the current gen Galaxy J series, this looks similar to the Galaxy C series of smartphone Samsung launched earlier. The curves on the sides are more well pronounced and the camera now sits flat at the back.
Check out: Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime vs Galaxy J7 (2016)
Coming to software you have Android Marshmallow running on the device with lighter TouchWiz on top. On the camera front you get a f/1.9 aperture 13MP rear unit capable of recording 1080p videos and an 8MP f/1.9 front facing camera. So, upgrades all around.
The J7 prime also gets a 3300 mAh battery which is non-removable. Connectivity options include Dual SIM 4G with VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, FM Radio, GPS and NFC should also make it for mobile payments.
Samsung Galaxy J7 Price in India
According to Manish Khatri (Mahesh Telecom), the Galaxy J7 Prime will be available at a best buy price of Rs. 18790 and it will be available through offline retailers as well. This would make it one of Samsung's most competitive offerings in the sub Rs. 20,000 segment where the Galaxy J7 2016 is already doing quite well.
Update: Pricing fixed after confirmation.