Samsung is expanding its Galaxy J series smartphones thanks to the introduction of Galaxy J5 Prime and Galaxy J7 Prime.
The South Korean tech giant unveiled these handsets on Monday, equipping them with the S-secure and S-power features, all of which have come through Indian-based Samsung R&D center. As you probably have already guessed, these two features are aimed at beefing the Galaxy J5 Prime and Galaxy J7 Prime with better security as well as more battery power.
Samsung is not letting the issues surrounding the Galaxy Note 7 affect its other products. The handset has seen the company record massive losses for recalling the flagship, but it is the likes of the Galaxy J5 Prime and Galaxy J7 Prime that can help save its financial year. There are also reports that the company is selling some of its shares in major holdings so as to fund the recalls of the Note 7, but more on this later.
As for the new boys, the smaller Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime comes in with a 5-inch HD display panel. This means you get a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, but this shouldn’t be a problem considering that this handset is an entry-level phone. Under the hood, Samsung went for a quad-core processor and paired it with a RAM of 2GB. There is also 16GB of onboard storage, which can also be expanded via a microSD card of up to 256GB.
To keep the Galaxy J5 Prime on, the tech giant went for a 2400mAh battery, which should keep the phone alive throughout the day, especially since it has fewer pixels to power. There is a decent 13MP lens on the rear snapper while the front comes with an 8MP shooter. You can have either a black color variant or a gold version, but both are priced at Rs. 14, 790.
The larger Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime has a 5.5-inch full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. This screen features a 2.5D Gorilla Glass that adds some solidness to the panel. Under the hood, you get an octa-core processor that is paired with a RAM of 3GB, but the phone keeps the same 16GB storage as its smaller counterpart. Similarly, this storage can be expanded via a microSD card of up to 256GB.
There is a battery unit of 3300mAh to keep the phone alive. Like the Galaxy J5 Prime, the J7 Prime also comes with a 13MP snapper on the back and an 8MP snapper on the front. Samsung values the phablet at Rs. 18,790.
As of now, these two are confirmed for the Indian market, but nothing is known about their global availability.