The new Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime (2017) is the upgraded version of the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime released in August 2016. The significant differences between the two: fingerprint sensor (new feature), Full HD display instead of HD display, an expanded memory of 3GB RAM from 2GB, and a higher resolution front camera with 8 megapixels instead of 5 megapixels. On the inbuilt storage: 16GB, expandable up to 256GB via microSD, while the former was only expandable to 128GB. The new Galaxy phone comes with a 5.5-inch touchscreen display.
Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime will come with a metal case that gives a premium look, weighs 167 grams, has a front-mounted fingerprint sensor and will come with the latest Android security patches; it is to be bundled with the company’s latest proprietary user interface, giving a new experience to users. Though for the moment, it is unclear if Samsung is ready to release Android 7.0 Nougat with Galaxy J7 Prime; it is currently running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The speculation is that Android 7.0 is still in testing phase for Galaxy J7 Prime.
Its enhanced RAM and ROM support allow for smoother UI transition and greater multitasking abilities. It is featuring an f/1.9 lens that allows for bright images even in low light settings. Its 13MP camera ensures that any image captured is beautiful and vivid, and the wide selfie function together with its 8MP front camera lets you fit more people in group shots – and capture some scenery as well.
The Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime is a dual SIM smartphone, it accepts Nano-SIMs. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a 3.5mm audio jack, and a Micro-USB port.
With its touch-based fingerprint sensor, the device is expected to be very secure, allowing only the user to have access. It’s very responsive, unlocking the device in under a second.
The long lasting battery is an another advantage added to the list – Ultra Power Saving Mode helps turn off all background apps to minimize battery consumption.
It’s a great mid-range phone, but you’ll notice that this category of smartphones is receiving features formerly reserved for premium devices. And that will continue to happen as components are consumed in larger quantities and pricing naturally drops.
It won’t be too long before we see OLED panels, 3D sensing, iris recognition and other features make their way into mid-range phones like the Galaxy J7 Prime 2017. We’re also likely to see higher-end processors, more RAM and other premium aspects on future smartphones in this segment.