South Korean consumer electronics giant Samsung launched two mid-range metal-clad smartphones -- Galaxy J7 Prime and J5 Prime -- in India on 19 September.
Between the two, the Galaxy J7 Prime is the top-end model. It sports a 5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) super AMOLED display with fingerprint sensor on the home button and comes packed with 1.6GHz Exynos octa-core CPU backed by sumptuous 3GB RAM, 16GB internal storage and a 3,300mAh battery.
It also boasts a 13MP primary camera with f/1.9aperture, LED flash and an 8MP snapper with f/1.9 aperture.
On the other hand, the Galaxy J5 Prime sports smaller 5.0-inch HD screen and houses quad-core CPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, 13MP primary camera, 5MP shooter on the front and a 2,400mAh battery.
Both the models come with Samsung exclusive features -- S Power Planning and S Secure.
For the uninitiated, the S Power Planning feature helps users save phone's battery life with three options â€“ reserve battery for calls, extended battery time and forward calls when no battery.
Whereas, the S Secure mode is folder locking feature, where users can lock and hide apps in the smartphone and it also secures Wi-Fi network connection from getting hacked.
"At Samsung, we are committed to continued innovation, inspired by the deep understanding and insights from our wide range of consumers. The Galaxy J7 Prime and the Galaxy J5 Prime come with the latest 'Make for India' innovations, 'S Power Planning' and 'S Secure' for smart power management and increased privacy & security on your smartphones respectively. The devices have a premium full metal body design, powerful processor and fingerprint sensor for an enriching consumer experience. With the combination of these latest innovations and features, the new smartphones will ensure that consumers will 'Stay in Charge' & 'Stay Secure," Manu Sharma, Vice President Mobiles business at Samsung Electronics India, said in statement.
Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime and J5 Prime price and availability details:
The new Galaxy J7 Prime costs Rs 18,790 and is available for purchase in both brick-and-mortar outlets and online stores starting Monday.
The smaller Galaxy J5 Prime will be released by the end of September for Rs 14,790. Both the variants come in black and gold colours.
Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime will be up against the popular Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, Oppo F1s, Gionee S6s, Moto G4 Plus, LeEco Le 2 and Lenovo K5 Note, among others.
On the other hand, the Galaxy J5 Prime will be up against Moto G4 Play and Xiaomi Redmi 3S series, among others.
|Models||Galaxy J7 Prime||Galaxy J5 Prime|
|Display||5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 2.5D shield
||5.0-inch HD (720x1280p) display with Corning Gorilla Glass 2.5D
|OS||Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow||Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow|
|Processor||1.6GHz Samsung Exynos 7870 octa-core CPU||1.4GHz quad-core CPU|
|Storage||32GB, expandable up to 256GB||16GB, expandable up to 256GB|
|Network||4G-LTE with VoLTE (Voice-over-LTE)||4G-LTE with VoLTE (Voice-over-LTE)|
|Add-ons||Fingerprint sensor, dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), GLONASS, A-GPS, S Power planning mode (reserve battery for calls, extended battery time and forward calls when no battery), S secure with folder lock option, S bike mode, ultra data saving mode||Fingerprint sensor, dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), GLONASS, A-GPS, S Power planning mode (reserve battery for calls, extended battery time and forward calls when no battery), S secure with folder lock option, S bike mode, ultra data saving mode|
|Dimensions||151.5 x 74.9 x 8.1mm||142.8 x 69.5 x 8.1mm|
|Colours||Black and Gold||Black and Gold|
|Price||Rs 18,790||Rs 14,790|