Samsung has launched one more variant of its best selling J7 series & this one is called the J7+. The Samsung Galaxy J7+ has only been listed on the official Thailand website for the time being. However, there is no official word regarding its launch in other markets yet. The key feature of the new Samsung Galaxy J7+ is the dual camera setup on the back, and the option to run two WhatsApp accounts at the same time using the dual app function. However, those who are familiar with Samsung Knox know what this is all about as they have already had the pleasure of running two Whatsapp accounts on the same mobile. Thus, having a dual app functionality is not new. Apart from this the phone also has “always-on” display for important notifications, and a secure folder to keep your apps and files private.
Talking about the price, Galaxy J7+ costs THB 12,900 (Rs. 24,000 approx), and will hit the market on September 15.
The Samsung Galaxy J7+ runs on Android Nougat, and comes with a dual-SIM slot. It sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) Super AMOLED display, and is powered by a 2.4GHz Helio P20 octa-core processor paired with 4GB of RAM. Internal storage is at 32GB with the option to expand further using a microSD slot (up to 256GB).
Rear camera has two sensors – one at 13-megapixel and the other at 5-megapixel. There’s LED flash support as well, and the 13-megapixel sensor has a f/1.7 aperture, and the 5-megapixel sensor has a f/1.9 aperture. There’s a live focus feature at the back, which allows you to blur the background in real-time. At the front, there is a 16-megapixel sensor with f/1.9 aperture and LED as well as screen flash to tamper in low-light conditions. It packs a 3000 mAh battery, and connectivity options include 4G LTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and more. The Samsung Galaxy J7+ measures at 152.4×74.7×7.9mm.
One noticeable change compared to the J7 Pro and J7 (2017), and it’s a downgrade, is in battery capacity – the J7+ has a 3,000 mAh battery, while the other two boast 3,600mAh.
It seems like Samsung loves to get us confused.
I have two concerns though:
- 3,000 mAh battery in a 5.5-inch full HD display, even if it’s a mid range phone is a bit of a concern, although the s8 is also packed in a 3,000 mAh battery.
- The processor – not sure how it is going to confirm until we have the hand in our hands, however, Samsung is switching to other brands’ chipsets although Snapdragon is way faster and better; perhaps it’s all about saving money in one compartment and compensating the same amount in fulfilling customers’ other demands like better Camera & higher RAM.