With the Galaxy Note 7 out of the spotlight, perhaps it’s time to move swiftly onto some more mid-ranger and budget-end devices?
Let’s start with Samsung’s latest Tizen star, the Z2. Media renders have popped up ahead of the device’s launch in India in just hours. The pictures do real justice as to how thick this device is. More of the specs can be found here.
Talking about the Galaxy C9, — the literal flagship of yesteryear — we remain in India and with import-export database Zauba to find that an actual unit or eight has flown into the country. At Rs. 17,107 or $255 per unit, this phone’s looking to be the Galaxy S6 that people can actually afford. But we’ll have to see where theory meets real life first.
Finally, the so-called Galaxy J7 Prime, a follow-on to the spring’s Galaxy J7 (2016). Besides the Samsung logo and TouchWiz, this is probably the most reserved we’ve seen the chaebol’s design team work at, even if to say that the J7 (2016) and the J7 Prime are just about identical.
One of the rumored specifications disclosed from FPT Shop is a 5.5-inch full HD LCD panel — interesting to see Samsung hold back on the AMOLED here — protected by 2.5D glass. It’s nice to see the home button double as a fingerprint sensor at the mid-range J-level. The octa-core processor on-board is clocked at 1.6GHz and supported by 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and a 3,300mAh battery. All of this sandwiched together comes out to 8.1mm in thickness.
These three devices are all coming to the market soon. Our story is really a reminder that as much as Samsung claims to have brought down its lineup, it still produces many, many a model of smartphone.