As expected, Samsung has launched its selfie centric smartphones The Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 in India for 11 , 999 INR and 14,999 INR. Considering that these devices are from Samsung, the launch price is indeed aggressive, and the reason is online exclusive availability, via Flipkart.
These will be first viable options from Samsung in 10K to 15K budget, where the South korean giant has been lackadaisical so far. In the high end segment, Samsung refreshed its strategy with a major overhaul dubbed Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. This time it follows a similar approach to fight the low price segment where Chinese entrants are firmly gaining ground.
In India, Samsung has launched both smartphones with Super AMOLED, unlike China where the phones included TFT LCD panels. Samsung Galaxy J5 has a 5 inch 720p Super AMOLED display, and Galaxy J7 has a bigger 5.5 Inch panel with same amount of pixels. The chipset used makes for another difference. Galaxy J5 has low end 1.2 GHz 64 bit Snapdragon 410 quad core, and Galaxy J7 includes its more powerful octa core sibling, the Snapdragon 615 clocked at 1.5 GHz.
Besides above mentioned difference, both phones list 1.5 GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, MicroSD support, 13MP rear camera with LED flash, f/1.9 aperture lens, 5 MP front camera, also with LED flash and 120 degree wide angle lens, Dual SIM card support and 4G LTE. Since Galaxy J7 is bigger, it houses a bigger 3000 mAh battery(Vs 2600 mAh). Both smartphones will ship with Android 5.1 Lollipop based TouchWiz pre-installed.
Like always there are several goodies include. Customers can benefit from double data offer from Airtel, in-game credits worth Rs 3,200 from Gameloft, free Airtel Wynk subscription for six months, and a flip cover worth Rs 999 for just Rs 199. Prebooking will continue till 22nd July and both phones will go on sale starting 23rd July, 2015.
|Model||Samsung Galaxy J7||Samsung Galaxy J5|
|Display||5.5 inch, HD||5 inch, HD|
|Processor||1.25GHz Octa Core Snapdragon 615||1.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 410|
|RAM||1.5 GB||1.5 GB|
|Internal Storage||16 GB, Expandable up to 64 GB||8 GB, Expandable up to 128 GB|
|OS||Android 5.1 Lollipop||Android 5.1 Lollipop|
|Camera||13 MP/ 5 MP, LED flash for both||13 MP/ 5 MP, LED flash for both|
|Battery||3000 mAh||2600 mAh|
|Dimensions and Weight||52.2 x 79.1 x 7.9mm and 168g||142 x 73 x 8.5mm and 149g|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, 3G, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth||Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, 3G, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth|
|Price||14,999 INR||11,999 INR|