Samsung India has launched its new Galaxy J5 Prime smartphone in the country. The new handset is priced at Rs. 14,790, and will be available by the end of September. The company also launched its Galaxy J7 Prime smartphone today. It comes with a Vodafone bundled data offer, wherein you pay for 1GB of data and get 9GB of data free over three months.
The Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime is basically an upgraded version of the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016). The new smartphone features a fingerprint sensor on the home button. The new version comes with minor differences. The Galaxy J5 Prime supports expandable storage up to 256GB via microSD card, compared to 128GB on the Galaxy J5 (2016). Also, strangely enough, while the Galaxy J5 (2016) was backed by 3100mAh battery, the new Prime variant comes with a significantly smaller 2400mAh battery.
The Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime sports a 5-inch display with HD (1280 x 720pixels) resolution and 2.5D curved glass design. It is powered by a 1.4GHz Exynos quad-core processor, which is supported by 2GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage. It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system out-of-the-box.
The Galaxy J5 Prime sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with an f/1.9 aperture and LED flash. There is also a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with an f/2.2 aperture on-board. Camera features include Wide Selfie, Palm Selfie, and Beauty Face Feature. The dual-SIM smartphone comes with Nano-SIM card support. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, FM, and 4G with VoLTE support. It measures 142.8 x 69.5 x 8.1mm, and weighs 143 grams.
Samsung is also offering a few unique features on the new smartphone. The S Power Planning is a reserve battery technology for when the battery is running low. The S Secure allows you to lock/ hide apps, among other things.