Samsung has officially announced the three components of the new Galaxy J range for 2017. Of all, the Samsung Galaxy J2017 is the largest, most powerful and complete . It also has a very good value for money with its 340 euros. 3 GB of RAM, a fingerprint reader and a 13 megapixel front camera are some of its most interesting features. But let's try to see the full set of specs.
Design and display
The larger the Galaxy J increases the resolution of its Super AMOLED screen . of the HD it passes the full HD with 1080 x 1920 pixels . This jump puts the J5 2017 at a high level of the mid-range, close to the Galaxy A7 presented at the beginning of the year.
In the design we find some changes in the aluminum chassis. Especially in the back, where a horizontal stripe marks the area where the camera with the flash is . On the front, the classic central button and the capacitive buttons to its left and right.
The measurements, however, do not vary much. In this new Galaxy J7 they are 152.4 x 74.8 x 8.0 mm . As we can see, the thickness of the side remains more or less equivalent to that of the previous model. To finish, several available colors will be offered, which will be white, black, pink and blue.
Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 data sheet
|screen||Super AMOLED 5.5 inches with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution|
|Main chamber||13 megapixels, aperture f / 1.7, flash|
|Camera for selfies||13 megapixels, aperture f / 1.9, flash|
|Internal memory||16 GB|
|Extension||microSD up to 256 GB|
|Processor and RAM||Exynos 7870 eight-core 1.6 GHz, 3GB of RAM|
|Operating system||Android 7 Nougat|
|Connections||minijack, USB 2.0, 4G, BT 4.2, Wi-Fi a / b / g / n / ac, WiFi Direct,|
|Design||Aluminum and glass. Colors: white, black, pink and blue|
|Dimensions||152.4 × 74.8 × 8.0mm|
|Featured Features||NFC, fingerprint reader|
|Release date||July 2017|
To ensure power, the Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 features a 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 7870 chip . It's exactly the same hardware as the 2017 J5, so on a first impression it might be a bit disappointing. Luckily, the RAM is higher, with 3 GB. This detail should give the terminal the energy boost that sets it apart. For its part, the storage is 16 GB, expandable by microSD card to 256 GB.
The operating system is Android 7 Nougat , which will allow us to access news such as grouped notifications or the split screen system. A basic requirement that Samsung has not hesitated to meet. We will also be able to access the new Galaxy Apps store, adapted for the latest version of Google's operating system.
Like the new Galaxy A, the new Galaxy J enjoy parity in front and rear camera resolutions. Thus, the J7 Galaxy 2017 offers a s ensor 13 megapixel rear and another forward another 13 megapixels . In the case of the rear sensor, we have an aperture of f / 1.7 with flash. For the front camera, an aperture of f / 1.9 is offered, also with flash.
The previous J7 model already had a 13 megapixel rear sensor, but it only had 5 at the front. For this reason, this is one of the improvements to be applauded the most in this new release , a huge leap in quality. After crowning its Galaxy S7 with one of the best cameras on the market, Samsung begins to extend its influence also in the mid-range. Plus, it raises the bar for competition.
As for video, both cameras record in Full HD quality (1080 pixels) at 30 fps. Playback, on the other hand, is done in Full HD too, at 60 fps.
Autonomy and connections
The battery of the Galaxy J7 2017 is 3,600 mAh , an increase in power compared to the 3,300 of the Galaxy J7 2016. Due to the increase in screen resolution, it is a good decision that Samsung has made. Thus, the autonomy will remain at least equivalent to that of the previous model. Of course, it would have been appreciated if they also offered fast charging. Today, this is a differentiator within the mid-range.
In this device we find a micro USB 2.0 charging port and another 3.5 mm minijack audio port . No USB Type-C for now. The SIM card slot allows the use of two cards, taking advantage of the microSD memory card slot. The main card is nanoSIM.
In terms of connectivity, in the Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 we find WiFi, WiFi Direct, LTE Cat.6, GPS, Bluetooth 4.2 and also NFC Thus, Samsung Pay reaches this mid-range opening new payment possibilities.
In addition, the front button works as a fingerprint reader , so we have an extra security in the lock. We also have accelerometer, proximity sensor, light and Hall, gyroscope and compass. As a final detail, the Galaxy J7 2017 still maintains an FM Radio app, for all users who continue to prefer it to digital radio.
Availability and price
This Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 will be available from July of this year. It is a month behind the Galaxy J5 2017 and ahead of the Galaxy J3 2017, which is due out in August. Its price will be 340 euros , exceeding the 300 of the previous 2016 model, but without it being a substantial change.
Considering the level up with the camera, battery, RAM, and screen resolution , the price increase makes sense. However, the competition in the mid-range is fierce, so we will have to wait to see if users forget that higher price and continue to bet on the Galaxy J range.
We hope to tell you more news as soon as the launch is effective and we can have the terminal in our hands . And to you, what did you think of this Samsung Galaxy J7 2017?