After teasing heavily on social media, Samsung has launched the Galaxy J6+ and Galaxy J4+ smartphones in the Indian market. Don’t get excited as both the phones are powered by Snapdragon 425 SoC and the prices start at Rs 10,990. The Samsung Galaxy J6+, which comes as a successor to the Galaxy J6 launched earlier this year offers Snapdragon 425 at Rs 15,990, while the Galaxy J4+ retails at Rs 10,990. Samsung is touting a lot of other features on both the handsets, but the company is nowhere revealing the processor used on both the devices. The entry-level Xiaomi Redmi 5A, Nokia 2.1 and even Samsung’s own Galaxy J2 (2018) runs on Snapdragon 425 SoC. It’s an entry-level chipset launched by Qualcomm way back in 2016.
Samsung Galaxy J6+ and Galaxy J4+: Specifications and Features
Samsung is prepping heaving for the upcoming festive season in India. And the first step towards the same is launching Galaxy J6+ and J4+. The Galaxy J6+ and the Galaxy J4+ with glass-finish design and Dolby Atmos will be available from September 25 on retail outlets, Amazon, Flipkart and Samsung Shop.
“Galaxy J series is India’s most popular smartphone series, making up almost a third of all smartphones sold in India. We are making the J series even more exciting by introducing side fingerprint, emotify, glass finish and new reflective colours,” Mohandeep Singh, Senior Vice President, Mobile Business, Samsung India, said in a statement.
Diving in, the Galaxy J6+ is equipped with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage while the Galaxy J4+ comes with just 2GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. Both the smartphones pack an HD+ display and they have L1 Widevine certification. “This, coupled with Dolby Atmos, enables consumers to enjoy a full 360-degree surround-sound experience,” said Samsung in a press release. The new smartphones come with a true HD+ infinity design that gives users nearly 15 per cent more display area without increasing the overall size of the device, the company claimed.
Both the smartphones are powered by a 3300mAh battery and run Android Oreo operating system (OS). As the company teased earlier, the Galaxy J6+ comes with “Side Fingerprint” sensor- a first for any Galaxy device. Furthermore, both the devices ship with Face Unlock functionality as well. Camera wise, the Galaxy J6+ comes with 13MP+5MP dual rear cameras and an 8MP front camera while the Galaxy J4+ sports a 13MP rear and a 5MP front camera.
Both the devices are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor. It’s unknown why Samsung chose this processor, but it’s underwhelming to see a brand using an entry-level chipset in the mid-range segment.
Samsung Galaxy J6+ and Galaxy J4+: Pricing and Availability
Both the smartphones will be available in a single variant. The Galaxy J6+ comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, whereas the J4+ has 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. The J6+ will be available across all the major offline and online stores at Rs 15,990, and the J4+ can be purchased for Rs 10,990.