Samsung has just launched its Galaxy J7 Pro and Galaxy J7 Max in India as it was expected. The highlight in the smartphones is that, the Galaxy J7 Pro comes with Samsung Pay while the Galaxy J7 Max comes with the new ‘Pay Mini’, making them the first smartphones to carry Samsung Pay in Samsung’s affordable ‘J series’ of smartphones. The Galaxy J7 Pro is priced at Rs. 20,900 and will be available in mid-July, whereas the Galaxy J7 Max comes with a price tag of Rs. 17,900 and will be available from June 20th.
Talking about the ‘Pay Mini’ feature of the smartphones, 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.
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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.
Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro:
Coming down to the specifications, the Galaxy J7 Pro is essentially the Galaxy J7 (2017) that was launched earlier this month. The smartphone sports a 5.5-inch Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixel) Super AMOLED display and is powered by an Exynos 7870 SoC. It also comes with 3 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage that can be further expanded via microSD card. The smartphone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with Samsung’s custom UI on top.
For imaging, the smartphone holds a 13 MP camera with f/1.9 aperture and 1080p video recording capabilities. There’s also the same 13-megapixel front-facing camera coupled with LED flash for selfies and video calls. The Galaxy J7 Pro packs 3,600 mAh battery and holds IP54 certification which makes the smartphone splash resistant. Galaxy J7 Pro also supports ‘Samsung Pay’ which makes it the first affordable Samsung smartphone to do so. The connectivity options include dual-SIM card slots, 4G VoLTE support and a USB Type-C port.
Samsung Galaxy J7 Max:
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 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.