Before the launch of the Galaxy Note 8, the company’s first phone to feature a dual-lens camera, reports emerged from China claiming that the company would unveil a Galaxy C7 2017 handset with a dual camera ahead of the Note 8.
Now that the Note 8 is already here, fresh reports have just emerged from Thailand with claims that there’s a new Samsung Galaxy J7+ handset set to join the Galaxy Note 8 as the only two Sammy phones with a dual-lens camera. This is great news for the Galaxy J family, especially since fans of the series have been growing on a daily basis.
Camera matters later, but first let’s take a look at the leaked specs. Apparently, the alleged Samsung Galaxy J7+ will ship with a 5.5-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display screen, an octa-core processor clocked at 2.4GHz and paired with an impressive 4GB RAM, a first for a Galaxy J series. In terms of storage, this phone gets 32GB with room to expand using a microSD card of up to 256GB.
Unlike the Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8 family, this leaked Samsung Galaxy J7+ has a front-mounted fingerprint scanner, a 3000mAh battery unit and runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box, which is also equipped with Bixby support, although the Assistant doesn’t get a dedicated button like on the high-end models.
Looking at these specs, there is no doubt that the said Galaxy J7+ is a super phone for the low-end market. However, you haven’t met the camera yet. The back has a dual 13MP+5MP setup. The main shooter has an aperture of f/1.7, same as the Galaxy Note 8 and S8, but the second sensor has a slightly smaller aperture of f/1.9, even better than the second sensor on the Note 8, which has f/2.4 aperture.
Users of this phone will also get the Live Focus feature that made its debut with the Note 8, where both lenses will be utilized to ensure that your subject stands out from their background. At the moment, we can bet that autofocus will be on board, but we are sure that there won’t be anything to do with OIS. As for the selfies, you get a massive 16MP lens with an aperture of f/1.9, promising even better shots.
Like recent Samsung Galaxy J7 handsets, the J7+ will have a metallic unibody and come in three color variants that include pink, gold and black (pictured above).
So far, we cannot say whether this Samsung Galaxy J7+ phone will be sold outside Asia, but it would be a delight to have it in Kenyan stores, wouldn’t it? At the moment, the price and availability details of the phone are still unclear, but more details should come out sooner than later.