Samsung India has quietly introduced a new mid-range smartphone in the market today. Dubbed as the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 2, it’s a successor to Galaxy J7 Prime which was launched back in 2016. Being an upgraded model to the J7 Prime, it boasts of similar specs and design as its predecessor. Currently, the model is listed on Samsung India’s official website for Rs 13,990 with ‘Sold Out’ tag to it. Maybe the company is planning to launch it in the near future, and it got accidentally listed on the official website. Either way, we don’t have any information on when the device is going to be available for purchase in the country.
Speaking about the specifications, the Galaxy J7 Prime 2 sports a 5.5-inch Full HD TFT display. It measures 8mm in thickness and has a weight of 170grams to it. The device is backed by a 3300mAh battery, and Samsung’s website claims the phone will deliver up to 21 hours of talk time on the 3G network and 14 hours of video playback. The chipset used to power the Prime 2 is listed as Exynos 7 series octa-core processor, and it could be the Exynos 7870 SoC used on the Galaxy J7 Prime.
The chipset is also mated to 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage with storage expansion via microSD card up to 256GB. Samsung has added a 13MP rear camera with a f/1.9 aperture to the J7 Prime 2, followed by a 13MP front-facing camera. The rear camera can shoot videos up to FHD resolution at 30fps.
Connectivity options in the smartphone include 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, micro USB 2.0, and 3.5mm headphone jack. It lacks NFC support. The phone offers a fingerprint scanner which is embedded into the home button to the front. It comes with Accelerometer and Proximity sensors.
The phone boots Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box and even comes with Samsung Pay Mini out of the box. Other Samsung exclusive features include the Social Camera and Samsung Mall.
As said above, there’s no info on when Samsung is going to announce this smartphone. But as of this writing, the listing on Samsung India website is still live. The phone is not listed on Flipkart and Amazon India yet.