Samsung is stepping up its India game with the launch of the affordable Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7, battling against the onslaught of Chinese companies who are making their presence felt in the budget marketplace. The South Korean company is the leading smartphone manufacturer in the country, but doesn’t have a lot to offer in the rapidly growing mid-range segment.
The Galaxy J5 is the cheaper variant at Rs 11999, while the Galaxy J7 costs Rs 14999. The difference in price is due to the J5’s 5-inch display, 8GB of internal space, 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor and 2600mAh battery, versus the latter’s 5.5-inch screen, 16GB of on-board storage, 1.5GHz octa-core Exynos 7580 SoC and 3000mAh battery.
The 4G-enabled Samsung phones have a lot in common, with an AMOLED 720p display, 1.5GB of RAM, Android Lollipop 5.1, dual-SIM support and expandable storage capacity up to 128GB. The camera units of the devices feature a 13MP rear snapper which can record video at 1080p and a selfie-focused 5MP front camera with wide viewing angles, both lenses accompanied by LED flash.
Check out the specs of the Galaxy J7:
– Display: 5.5-inch, 720 x 1280p
– OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop
– Processor: 1.5GHz octa-core Exynos 7580
– RAM: 1.5GB
– Storage: 16GB, expandable till 128GB
– Camera: 13MP rear, 5MP front
– Battery: 3000mAh
– Connectivity: dual-SIM, 4G LTE, GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi, microUSB 2.0
– Size: 71.8 x 142.1x 7.9mm
– Weight: 146g
Samsung is trying to entice potential buyers with goodies worth up Rs 4000. The company has partnered with Airtel to offer 4G users double data for 6 months. They have also collaborated with Wynk Music to provide free song downloads valued at Rs 594. Rs 3200 of in-game credits will be given for various Gameloft apps.
The Samsung Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 will be sold in black, gold and white colors. Pre-ordering begins on Flipkart from today until July 22.