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Exynos 7870-powered Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 2 now official in India

Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 2 Android smartphone with Exynos 7870 processor (Source: Samsung India)
Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 2 Android smartphone (Source: Samsung India)
Since the official product page that surfaced last week has not been removed yet, it is safe to say that the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 2 is now official in India. Although this Exynos 7870-powered 5.5-inch Android handset has no launch date or price yet, we expect to get these missing pieces of information in a few days.

Last week, we heard that the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 2 surfaced online in an official page published — apparently by mistake — on the website of Samsung India. A few days later, we see that the smartphone with the model number SM-G611FZDFINS is there to stay, so we can safely assume that the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 2 was silently introduced last week. Now, the only details missing are the launch date and the price.

According to the official product page, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 2 SM-G611FZDFINS is powered by a Samsung Exynos 7870 Octa processor, and it also features 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, and microSD support up to 256 GB. The 5.5-inch display uses a PLS TFT panel with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. Since this is not a 2:1 display and the handset also features a front-facing fingerprint reader that has been placed inside the Home button, it should be no surprise that the cameras have no optical stabilization or dual sensors. Both the selfie shooter and the main image snapper use a 13 MP camera with an aperture of f/1.9.

The Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 2 only features a micro USB 2.0 connector for charging/data transfers and lacks NFC connectivity, but comes with support for Samsung Pay Mini. The 3,300 mAh battery can provide up to 21 hours of 3G talk time, 84 hours of audio playback, and up to 15 hours of 4G web browsing. The usual connectivity features are all present: 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, a traditional 3.5 mm audio jack, as well as GPS with GLONASS and BeiDou support. The Android version onboard is not mentioned, so remains to see if Samsung launches this handset with Nougat or Oreo out-of-the-box.

Unfortunately, the Samsung India Shop page showing the Galaxy J7 Prime 2 with a price of INR 13,990 (around US$215) is now down. However, the product page remains up, so those interested will probably be able to order it in a few days. The only problem is that many competing handsets offer more for a similar price tag — the brand-new Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, for example.


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Codrut Nistor, 2018-03-26 (Update: 2018-03-26)