Samsung has slashed prices of five Galaxy J smartphones in India, according to the offline retailer Mahesh Telecom. Samsung, which is known for launching overpriced smartphones in the country has been slashing prices of its smartphones in recent times. Firstly, the South Korean company reduced the prices of last year's flagship smartphones by a huge margin and now, it reduced the prices of five Galaxy J smartphones by up to Rs 1,000. The smartphones which received price cut are the Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo, Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 2, Galaxy J7 Nxt 32GB variant, Galaxy J2 (2018) and the Galaxy J2 (2017). The price cut seems to be effective in the offline market already, while e-commerce portals are still showing the old prices.
The Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo which is currently available at Rs 15,990 will be available for Rs 14,990 going forward. The Galaxy J7 Prime 2 which was launched recently at a price of Rs 13,990 will retail for Rs 12,990 in the future. The 32GB storage variant of the Galaxy J7 Nxt is down to Rs 10,990 from the earlier price tag of Rs 11,990. So the three smartphones received a price cut of Rs 1,000.
Next on the price cut list, we have the newly launched Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018). Samsung launched the smartphone at Rs 8,190, but the device is now down to Rs 7,690. And lastly, the 2017 edition of Galaxy J2 dubbed as Galaxy J2 (2017) also received a price cut of Rs 400 and will retail for Rs 6,190.
Still, the devices are overpriced when compared to the competition. The Galaxy J2 (2018) offers decent specifications, but the price of Rs 7,690 is on the steeper side as the Redmi 5A and Tenor D offers much better specifications at nearly half price. The Galaxy J7 Duo is a competitor to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, but it offers pretty mediocre specs when compared to the Note 5 Pro's latest specifications. This new move from Samsung could also be attributed to the new Galaxy J smartphones launch in India.