Samsung has today announced its latest Galaxy J series smartphones in India — the Galaxy J7 Pro and the Galaxy J7 Max. The Galaxy J7 Pro is priced at Rs. 20,900, whereas the Galaxy J7 Max costs Rs. 17,900.
While the Galaxy J7 Max will be available for purchase in the country from June 20, the Galaxy J7 Pro will be up for sale from mid-July. The J7 Pro launched today is the same smartphone that Samsung launched in Europe — the Galaxy J7 (2017).
Interestingly, both the smartphones come with support for Samsung Pay. The Galaxy J7 Pro has complete Samsung Pay support, whereas the Galaxy J7 Max uses a toned version of the service called Samsung Pay Mini.
Samsung Pay Mini allows users to pay with wallets such as Paytm and via UPI, and doesn’t require NFC support. It will run on smartphones with minimum Android Lollipop and a 720-pixel display. Talking about the new smartphone lineup, Sumit Walia, Director, Mobile Business, Samsung India says:
Samsung J series holds a leadership position in the mass mid-segment smartphone market and continues to witness a healthy demand from Indian customers.
Considering the increasing market demand in the mid segment, we have launched two new models, Galaxy J7 Max and Galaxy J7 Pro. The superior specifications along with disruptive innovations of Samsung Pay and Social Camera on these devices will further consolidate our leadership position.
The Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro features a 5.5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display. It is powered by an Exynos 7870 SoC, along with 3GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The storage can be expanded with a microSD card.
It comes with a 13MP rear camera with f/1.9 aperture, and dual-tone LED flash. On the front, there is a 13MP camera for selfies and video calls. Samsung is betting big on the rear camera, touting it as a ‘Social Camera’ with Augmented Reality capabilities.
As of software, it runs Android 7.0 Nougat based TouchWiz UI and is powered by a 3,600mAh battery with fast charging support. It has a USB Type-C port, and the phone is IP54 certified with splash resistant capabilities.
On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Max comes with a massive 5.7-inch Full HD TFT screen. The company has added Smart Glow feature, that we saw on the Galaxy J2 (2016).
The phone is powered by a MediaTek P20 chipset, paired with an octa-core CPU, along with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The onboard storage can be expanded via a microSD card.
The J7 Max uses the same 13MP rear and front cameras like the J7 Pro. It also runs Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box and has a 3,300mAh battery powering the device. Connectivity options in both the handsets include 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS.