Samsung had launched the new Galaxy J7 Max and Galaxy J7 Pro smartphones earlier this month, out of which the Galaxy J7 Max was scheduled to go on sale in India from today. To recall, the Galaxy J7 max comes at price of Rs. 17,900 and will be available via offline stores as well as Samsung India website. The highlight of the smartphone is that, it comes with the new ‘Samsung Pay Mini’, making it the first smartphone (along with J7 Pro) to carry Samsung Pay in Samsung’s affordable ‘J series’ of smartphones.
Talking about the ‘Pay Mini’ feature of the smartphone, it is basically a splashed down version of the full fledged payment platform ‘Samsung Pay’. The Pay Mini is certainly created to work with the more affordable range of smartphones from Samsung. The feature will not require the device to have NFC which is important in the case of Samsung Pay and is the main reason for it being limited to high-end Samsung phones.
The Pay Mini works in co-ordination with mobile wallets and payment services such as Paytm and other UPI based platforms. As per Samsung, Pay Mini is designed to work on any device that runs on Android Lollipop and above, and has a minimum of HD (720 x 1280 pixel) resolution display. The feature won’t be working on regular swiping machines using MST technology as it requires NFC for its working.
Coming down to the specifications, the Galaxy J7 Max features a bigger 5.7-inch Full-HD (1080 x 1920 pixel) TFT display. It is powered by a MediaTek Helio P20 octa-core SoC paired with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB internal storage with further expandability using a microSD card. Galaxy J7 Max also runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box.
The optics of the smartphone are same as the Galaxy J7 Pro with 13-megapixel rear camera and a 13-megapixel front camera. The smartphone packs a 3,300 mAh battery with Dual-sim support, 4G VoLTE , Wi-Fi and Bluetooth as connectivity options. As mentioned earlier, Galaxy J7 Max comes with Pay Mini feature which is payment solution from Samsung for its budget smartphones.