Samsung might not be having it good at the moment with the Galaxy Note 7 fallout, but life still goes on. What are some of the other devices that are in the pipeline? No doubt the Galaxy S8 rumors have already started to ramp up for obvious reasons, but here we are with a generously sized smartphone known as the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime. The Galaxy J7 Prime might share a similar design with that of the ill-fated, randomly exploding Galaxy Note 7, but we are pretty sure that Samsung would not allow the same massive mistake to happen twice, and so far, there has been no reports of exploding Galaxy J7 Primes.
The front glass panel of the Galaxy J7 Prime resembles that of the Galaxy Note 7, while the back drops the sense of luxury with it being made of plastic. Make no mistake about it though -- this design route does not mean that the handset is ugly to look at, it is just different, and you will have to hold it in your hands to get a better idea. Could this be the lifesaver for Samsung? Perhaps not, but the Galaxy J7 Prime would definitely be a step on the path of redemption for the South Korean conglomerate.
Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime hardware specifications
It seems that the Galaxy J7 Prime will come with a 5.5" 1080p Full HD display, and is highly responsive too. It will be powered by an octa-core Exynos 7870 1.6GHz processor, accompanied by 3GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of internal memory, a microSD memory card slot, and has a 13MP camera at the back. In fact, early reports of its low light camera capabilities have been positive, making this a pretty decent upper mid-range device for those who would want something with a generous amount of visual real estate.
Powered by a 3,300mAh battery, that amount of juice is touted to be able to power your mobile use for the entire day -- at least for the average user. Theoretically speaking, with a usage pattern that borders on the medium or average, the Galaxy J7 Prime should be able to last for a good 36 hours -- now this is certainly impressive, but power users might want to bring a power bank with them wherever they are just in case.
The new S Power Planning feature is definitely a step in the right direction, where a bunch of battery saving options have been made available to the masses including the “Reserve Battery for Calls” feature, allowing you to conserve energy so that you can attend to that all important call when it comes.
Will this be the turning point for Samsung as they get back to the basics? A smartphone that is reliable and dependent, and more importantly, does not blow up in your face or in your pocket without even touching it. It would certainly be interesting to chart just how well the Galaxy J7 Prime does in the market, as that would be a way to gauge the sentiment of consumers when it comes to Samsung’s brand in the aftermath of the Galaxy Note 7 fallout.