Samsung is all set to match its competition after it launched the J7+in Thailand. The J7+ is its latest attempt to capture the mid-range smartphone segment. The unique selling point for this device is its dual-camera setup, yes, that’s right! Samsung is also pushing dual cameras to its mid-range smartphones to compete with its counterparts like the Mi 5X, Moto G5S Plus, and others. The J7+ is the successor to the J7 and J7 Pro and thus, bears some of their traits as well.
In terms of design, the smartphone sports an aluminum body making the phone feel really robust and well built. On the front of the device, the J7+ boasts of a 5.5-inch display which is similar to what we have seen in the J7(2017) and J7 Pro. Samsung which is known to make one of the best displays in the market has equipped the J7+ with a Full HD Super AMOLED display panel. Since the company has equipped the phone with an AMOLED display, it can pull off some neat software tricks such as always-on display among others.
On the rear side of the smartphone sits its major attraction – the dual camera setup. This setup was first seen on the Note 8 which has now been followed by the J7+. The setup is a combination of a 13-megapixel and a 5-megapixel sensor working in harmony. The 13MP sensor features an aperture of f/1.7 whereas the 5MP sensor sports an aperture of f/1.9. The secondary 5MP sensor is responsible for focussing and creating the bokeh effect. Also, on the front sits the phone’s 16-megapixel camera which features a f/1.9 aperture. Combining all the camera power this phone packs in, it is surely a big upgrade from its predecessors.
Under the hood, the smartphone, unlike the J7(2017) and J7 Pro, doesn’t sport an Exynos chip but it is rather powered up by the octa-core MediaTek Helio P20 processor which is clocked at 2.4GHz. In terms of storage, the J7+ has been launched with 32GB internal storage coupled with 4GB of RAM; its storage can be expanded up to 256GB through a microSD card. To power up the device, Samsung has also packed in a 3600 mAh battery which should suffice for a good day’s use.
On the software front, the J7+ runs Android Nougat out of the box and we should expect Samsung to roll out Oreo for the device sometime next year after it has rolled out updates for its flagship devices. The device also integrates the company’s home-grown AI assistant in the smartphone – Bixby.
In terms of connectivity, the phone features Bluetooth, WiFi, and multiple 4G bands together with VoLTE and should support Jio when it launches in India. It also features a fingerprint sensor incorporated into the home button,
The phone has been launched in Thailand for an asking price of THB 12,900, which roughly converts to Rs 25,000. It is yet unknown on when Samsung would decide to launch the smartphone in India but we are surely excited to see it around.
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