Samsung just recently launched their mid-range smartphone in India. There’s was a leak as the Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo appeared before it’s launch initially online after which it was then taken down. The new smartphone is a decent offering and has a number of good features. However, it seems to have stuck with the old 16:9 aspect ratio rather than the narrow and 18:9 aspect ratio in vogue at the moment. On the other hand, it does have an almost side to side display alongside some average mid-range specs.
Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo Key Specs and Features
- 5.5-inch, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1280 X 720 pixels (267 ppi)
- Octa-core Exynos 7885 CPU with 4GB RAM
- 32GB built-in storage, up to 256GB with a memory card
- Dual 13MP + 5MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera
- 4G LTE
- Fingerprint sensor (front)
- 3, 000mAh removable Li-ion battery
Design and Display
In the area of design, there is nothing quite spectacular about what you have here. Nonetheless, it has a sturdy build, not too much bezels hugging the screen at the side but quite obvious ones at the top and bottom. The Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo also has a smooth rear panel finish which is soothing to touch. Facing you, there’s are three buttons below the display, a central physical button that doubles as a fingerprint sensor flanked by two touch buttons. Above it there are sensors and camera with flash alongside the speaker.
Besides being a Super AMOLED display, the display is not really of high resolution with just an HD quality to offer. Being a budget offering, which was why it was.launched in India by the way, this is not a bad setup. Colours appears to be quite nice on the 5.5-inch display with nice contrast thanks to the AMOLED panel.
Battery and Camera
Going further, it only as a battery with average power capacity featured on the Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo. By that I mean a 3, 000mAh battery which is, however removable, which is something you don’t see everyday on recent smartphones. There’s no fast charge too so conventional charging will have to do.
Pertaining to optics, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo, provides you with dual sensors at the rear which is ofcos a norm now in recent smartphones down to the low budget smartphones. You’ve got the 13MP camera on the rear assisted by a 5MP camera while at the front there’s an 8MP camera with selfie flash.
Hardware and Software
On a good side, the hardware is quite impressive on a mid-range scale of course. Clocking at 1.6GHz max, the Octa-core Samsung Exynos 7885 processor is enough for smooth performance. Also, the smartphone is armed with a Mali-G71 GPU sorting out graphics.
In addition, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo ships with 4GB RAM and 32GB built-in storage with a dedicated MicroSD card slot for expansion up to 256GB which is more than enough. You also have Android 8.0 Oreo pre-installed with TouchWiz skin added.
Price and Availability
You can get the Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo in various smartphone retail outlets and online stores for about 90, 000 naira depending on the deal and your location.