The Korean smartphone maker has launched the Galaxy J5 Prime in India. This phone was launched alongside the Galaxy J7 Prime, which was available before the official launch. The J5 Prime sits above the Galaxy J5 2016 and is priced slightly higher as well. Samsung justifies the higher price by throwing in a metal unibody, more RAM and a fingerprint scanner.
The Galaxy J5 Prime sports a 5-inch display with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels. The screen also gets Gorilla Glass 3 protection that would protect it from shattering in an event of a drop. The phone sports an Exynos quad-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz along with 2GB of RAM. The J5 Prime comes with a 13-megapixel camera with f 1.9 at the back and a 5-megapixel selfie camera up front.
The J5 Prime sports a fingerprint scanner on its home button, a feature that the J5 missed. The phone also sports a metal unibody design which looks much better when compared to the plastic build of the other J series phones. The phone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Samsung’s TouchWIZ UI on top. Samsung has brought in a lot of customizations in the form of S Power and S Secure. S Power is a battery saving technique implemented by Samsung to help the phone conserve its battery better. S secure allows users to lock and hide app, secure folders using the fingerprint scanner.
The phone is a dual SIM device and supports 4G LTE and VoLTE. The 2400mAh battery in the phone is sealed shut and is not user replaceable. The phone comes with 16GB of internal storage that can be expandable up to 256GB via a MicroSD card slot. The J5 Prime is priced at Rs. 14,790 in India and will be available in gold and black color options.