Earlier this week Samsung launched the new Galaxy J7 Pro and the Galaxy J7 Max in India. Not long ago that the company unveiled the 2017 Galaxy J series and the two new additions in the table just pegged Samsung as one of the top tiers in the mid-range market of smartphones. Both devices are a real upgrade for the Galaxy J7 lineup with focus on social media and mobile payment.
Both new Galaxy J7’s are equipped with the same high-resolution 13 Megapixel cameras both on the front and back with a dedicated flash on each sensor and a wide aperture of f/1.7 on the back and f/1.9 on the front which are capable of taking impressive photos even in low-light on whichever side of the device you’ll be taking those pictures. With impressive hardware, Samsung paired that with a powerful software with gorgeous results.
The new devices also comes with a new Social Camera – a feature that lets users easily share their snapshots on various social media with a simple tap of a button. It allows users to edited newly taken photos on the fly with cool effects and stickers before sending them friends from either Facebook, on the Messenger or WhatsApp.
To help users purchase stuff more easier, Samsung includes Samsung Pay on the Galaxy J7 Pro which enables the devices to make payment transactions through a specialized payment modules using either a Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) and Near Field Communication (NFC) technologies from the smartphone. The Galaxy J7 Max on the other hand comes with a stripped down version of the Samsung Payment system with Samsung Pay mini which for it to work requires an internet connection as the required payment information is not stored in the device itself but in the cloud. To help keep things secured, both devices are equipped with fingerprint sensors that users can use to make their purchases easy and secure.
Galaxy J7 Pro
The new variant of the Galaxy J7 comes with the same features that we have with the Galaxy J7 (2017) that boosts a 5.5-inch 1080p full-HD display and rocks a Exynos 7870 chipset paired to 3GB of RAM but unlike the regular Galaxy J7, The Pro version includes 64GB of onboard storage with microSD slot for memory expansion.
Like the Galaxy J7 (2017), the Galaxy J7 Pro is built on a full metal unibody design and houses a 3600 mAh battery. It runs Android 7 (Nougat) out of the box with Samsung’s proprietary UI on top.
Galaxy J7 Max
Maxed out on the Galaxy J7 Max first is the display which now at 5.7-inch with 1080p resolutions but unlike the Pro, this Max variant includes an IPS LCD panel, it also comes with a beefier 4GB of RAM and is the only and currently Galaxy J7 device with that size of RAM. Besides these two aspects, the rest of the specs are rather leaner: the Galaxy J7 Max is powered by a MediaTek Helio X20 with a 1.6GHz octa-core processor and has a rather low 3300 mAh battery.
But on build and design, the Galaxy J7 Max goes with the two Galaxy J7 series with a metal unibody design which keeps all the internals secured and has a more premium feel to it. Also unique to the Galaxy J7 Max is the included smart-glow notification ring around the camera which that last time we saw this feature on a Samsung device is with the Galaxy J2 of last year.
So yeah, the Galaxy J7 Pro and the Galaxy J7 Max will join the rest of the Galaxy J (2017) series devices starting with the Galaxy J7 Max which is expected to go on sale in India starting this coming June 20 and has a price of INR 18,000 or roughly around $280. The Galaxy J7 Pro on the other hand is expected to go on sale in the middle of July and has a price of INR 21,000 ($330). Both devices are available in both Black and Gold color variants.