Samsung has announced two new mid-range smartphones today in India. The Galaxy J7 Max and the Galaxy J7 Pro are two new additions to the Galaxy J series, which has been doing really well in the Indian market. Both these smartphones come with metal unibodies, 13-megapixel cameras on the front and the rear with LED flash, ‘Social Camera’, Ultra Data Saving, S Power Planning, and S Bike Modes. The Galaxy J7 Pro features Samsung Pay, while the Galaxy J7 Max supports Samsung Pay Mini. The Galaxy J7 Pro also has Smart Glow 2.0 LED notification system at the back, similar to the Galaxy J2 Pro.
The Galaxy J7 Max features a 5.7-inch Full HD TFT display with 2.5D curved glass protection, a 13-megapixel primary camera with f/1.7 aperture, and a 13-megapixel secondary camera with f/1.9 aperture. It runs Android 7.0, and comes equipped with an octa-core MediaTek Helio P20 (MT6757V) processor, 4GB RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, and a 3300 mAh battery. It has a fingerprint reader and supports Samsung Pay Mini. It’s a dual-SIM smartphone with support for 4G LTE (with VoLTE), GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, microUSB port, and a headphone jack.
The Galaxy J7 Pro features a 5.5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display with the same 2.5D curved glass protection that comes with the Galaxy J7 Max. There’s 13-megapixel front- and rear-facing cameras with f/1.9 and f/1.7 apertures, respectively. Similar to the J7 Max, the J7 Pro runs Android 7.0, but it uses a 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 7870 processor that’s paired with 3GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. There’s a microSD card slot, a fingerprint reader, and a larger 3600 mAh battery. It supports full-fledged Samsung Pay, similar to higher end Galaxy A and Galaxy S smartphones. Users transacting through Samsung Pay would be eligible for a cashback of INR 800 (approx. $12.5)
Samsung Pay Mini lacks support for NFC or MST payments, but it can integrated third-party e-wallet services like Paytm and UPI for making payments and transferring funds. The Social Camera is an updated camera app that comes with various live filters, live stickers, instant edits, and instant sharing to social media apps like Facebook and Twitter. Users can also discover photography spots, restaurants, and shopping areas using this feature. Both smartphones will be available in Black and Gold. The Galaxy J7 Max is priced at INR 17,990 (approx. $280), and will be available starting 20 June. The Galaxy J7 Pro, which is priced at INR 20,900 (approx. 325), will be available starting mid-July.