Samsung launches two new J-series smartphones
| Monday, September 19, 2016 - 18:16
New Delhi: South Korean giant Samsung Electronics on Monday expanded its J-series portfolio by launching Galaxy J5 Prime and Galaxy J7 Prime smartphones that offer indigenously developed S-Secure and S-Power planning features.
While the Galaxy J5 Prime is priced at Rs 14,790, the Galaxy J7 Prime would cost Rs 18,790.
The features, developed in Samsung's India R&D centre, provide the devices better security and more battery power along with a host of other functionalities.
"The Galaxy J7 Prime and the Galaxy J5 Prime come with the latest 'Make for India' innovations, 'S-Power Planning' and 'S-Secure' for smart power management and increased privacy and security on your smartphones respectively," said Manu Sharma, Vice President, Mobiles Business, Samsung Electronics India.
The S-Power planning not only reserves battery for calls and messages when the it falls below the lowest battery threshold but also extends the battery life by up to double the time.
The S-Power Planning has three features which include "Reserve battery for calls" which enables the consumer to allocate a certain percentage of the battery for calls and messages and "Extend Battery time", which allows user to extend the usage time of the phone up to twice the current available time.
The third feature is "Fwd calls when no battery" wherein users can also forward the calls to a selected number of and when their battery power is critically low, helping them to stay connected.
The S-Secure feature provides a user with an ability to lock and hide certain apps.
With the "secure folder" option, a user can create a folder to keep its data and apps. This folder is virtually separated from the device and one can run a copy of an app -- one one the device and other inside the secure folder -- simultaneously.
Another feature that Samsung has offered is secure wi-fi that protects a user's device from being hacked by a third party when he/she is using a public network by blocking or encrypting any unsecure requests.
Galaxy J7 Prime and Galaxy J5 Prime are full metal unibody smartphones, with a 2.5D
Gorilla Glass giving it a premium look. They run on Adroid Marshmallow.
Galaxy J7 Prime has a 5.5-inch full HD display with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass. It is packed with a 1.6Ghz octa-core processor, 3GB RAM and 16GB onboard memory (expandable up to 256GB).
The dual-SIM device packs a 3,300 mAh battery and a separate memory card tray. It has a 13MP rear camera and 8MP front shooter.
Meanwhile, Galaxy J5 Prime comes with a five-inch HD display, a 1.4Ghz quad core processor, 2GB RAM and 16GB onboard memory (expandable up to 256GB).
The device comes with a 2,400 mAh battery. It has a 13MP rear camera and 5MP front shooter.
The devices are available in two colours -- black and gold. While Galaxy J7 Prime is available in the market now and Galaxy J5 Prime will be available by end of September.