Off late, Samsung has been releasing a lot of smartphones in all segments. We have already seen some numerous number of smartphones from the South Korean giant such as the flagship ranged Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, and Note 7. And, speaking about the mid-range segment, there is no count that how many devices Samsung has launched.
One such device, which launched earlier this year was the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016), which was a brilliant device and placed in the upper mid-range category. And now, it seems like we can see a new device from Samsung tomorrow, which is to be dubbed as Galaxy J7 Prime. Well, we already know the complete specifications of the upcoming smartphones.
Here’s how it counts against the already existing and Samsung’s most praised smartphone.
Well, Samsung is learning lessons after losing its sales in the mid-range tier. The unannounced Galaxy J7 Prime will feature all-metal body design and might be priced under Rs. 20,000. One of the latest leak suggested that the phone will be priced at Rs. 18, 790. If the device releases at the same price, then surely it will be a game changer as it’ll be first smartphone to feature all-metal body.
On the other hand, the Galaxy A7 (2016) already features all-metal body and Samsung has added some design cues of its flagship devices to the Galaxy A7 (2016), which makes it look more premium. However, the device is priced aggressively and placed in the upper mid-range segment.
The Galaxy J7 Prime is technically an upgrade to this year’s Galaxy J7 (2016). Thus said, going by the leaked specs, it retains the same 5.5-inch display, which is a 1080p panel. Having said this, the Galaxy A7 (2016) also has the same 5.5-inch display and the same 1080p panel.
In terms of hardware department, the Galaxy J7 Prime is expected to arrive with Exynos 7870 chipset, which is an octa-core chipset along with 3GB of RAM. Accompanying the SoC will be the Mali-T830 GPU. It’s good to see that Samsung is packing a powerful hardware in a mid-range device.
Now, the 2016 Galaxy A7 also has some competitive hardware and comes in two chipset variants, one with the company’s Exynos 7580 octa-core chipset and the other one is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 615 chipset, which is also an octa-core SoC. Both the variants have support for 3GB of RAM. Now, what’s important is the Galaxy J7 Prime looks powerful than the Galaxy A7 (2016), but time will say about the real life performance of both smartphones.
The Galaxy J7 Prime is expected to feature a 13MP shooter on the rear with f/1.9 aperture and single LED flash. The smartphone is also capable of recording videos at 1080p. The Galaxy A7 (2016) also has the same 13MP shooter on the rear with the same aperture size and single tone LED flash. Added to the advantage is the Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) on the Galaxy A7, which handles good shaking photos and videos.
In terms of front facing camera, the Galaxy J7 Prime is a clear winner as it might an 8MP shooter compared to the Galaxy A7’s 5MP camera.
Samsung has improved a lot in recent times when it comes to battery department. Both the Galaxy J7 Prime and Galaxy A7 (2016) features the same 3,300mAh battery. It is worth noticing that the Galaxy A7 (2016) impressed many with its battery life. And, we are hoping that the J7 Prime will be just fine as far as battery life is concerned.
After diving into the specifications segment, we must say that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime is the clear winner when compared to Galaxy A7 (2016). Though they have almost similar specifications, the J7 Prime wins the race in the hardware segment and it will also feature a fingerprint sensor under its home button, which is a beautiful addition. As we mentioned earlier, if the Galaxy J7 Prime launched under Rs. 20,000, it’ll be a huge threat to the company’s own Galaxy A7 (2016). All we suggest is to go for the Galaxy J7 Prime as it offers same specs as the Galaxy A7 (2016), but will save some of your money, at least.