A Samsung Galaxy sign is seen at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event
A Samsung Galaxy sign is seen at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2015 event in New York August 13, 2015.REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Samsung hasn't announced the release date of its mid-range device, the Galaxy J7 (2016), in India, but it is expected to happen soon, having hit the Zauba website, which tracks imports and exports in India. The device will be expected to do well in India market, like its predecessor, but the competition will be tougher this time, with the likes of Motorola Moto X Play, OnePlus X, Lenovo Vibe S1 and Xiaomi Mi 4 currently available for purchase.

The South Korean technology giant is yet to announce the price of the Galaxy J7 (2016), but it should be around Rs. 16,000. This means it may take on the Moto X Play (priced Rs. 16,999), OnePlus X (priced Rs. 14,999), Lenovo Vibe S1 (priced Rs. 14,999), and Xiaomi Mi 4's 64GB variant (priced Rs. 14,999).

Here are specifications of these sub-Rs. 20,000 devices that will give you a better idea of what device to buy:

Samsung the Galaxy J7 (2016):

The device comes with a metal frame, sports a 5.5-inch full-HD Super-AMOLED touchscreen with 1,080x1,920 pixels (401 ppi pixel density), is powered by a 1.6GHz octa-core processor, and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop. It also comes packed with 16GB internal memory (expandable up to 128GB via microSD card), 3GB RAM, a 13MP main camera with f/1.9 aperture, autofocus and LED flash, a 5MP front-snapper with f/1.9 aperture and LED flash, and a 3,300mAh battery.

Motorola Moto X Play

The device has a good design and build quality. It has a 5.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1,080x1,920 pixels (403 ppi pixel density), a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, and Android 5.1.1 Lollipop (upgradable to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow). It also comes packed with 16/32GB internal storage (expandable up to 128GB via microSD card), 2GB RAM, a 21MP main camera with features like f/2.0 aperture, 1/2.4" sensor size and 1.1 µm pixel size, a 5MP front-snapper with f/2.2 aperture, and a non-removable 3,630mAh battery.

OnePlus X

The device has a metallic body, sports a 5-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1,080x1920 pixels (441 ppi pixel density), is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, and runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop-based OxygenOS 2.2.0. It also has 16GB internal memory (expandable up to 128GB via microSD card), 3GB RAM, a 13MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, 1/3" sensor size and 1.14 µm pixel size features, an 8MP front-snapper with f/2.4 aperture, and a non-removable Li-Po 2,525mAh battery.

Xiaomi Mi4 (64GB variant)

It has a 5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1,080x1,920 pixels (441ppi pixel density), a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and Android 4.4.3 KitKat. It also has 16GB/64GB internal memory (no microSD card slot), 3GB RAM, a 13MP main camera with features like f/1.8 aperture, 1/3" sensor size and 1.12µm pixel size, an 8MP front-snapper with f/1.8 aperture, and a non-removable Li-Ion 3,080mAh battery.

Lenovo Vibe S1

Lenovo Vibe S1 is a selfie-centric phone with a metallic body and a 5.0-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1,080x1,920 pixels (441 ppi pixel density). Under the hood, it has a Mediatek MT6752 processor clocking 1.7 GHz, Android 5.0 Lollipop, 32GB internal memory (expandable up to 128GB via microSD card), 3 GB RAM, a 13MP main camera with f/2.2 aperture, an 8MP + 2 MP (DOF) front-snappers, and a non-removable Li-Po 2,420mAh battery.

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