As high-end, flagship smartphones continue to try to one-up each other with new features and hardware, what was once cutting edge becomes common place and then moves down the marketing stack. Recently we are seeing more and more mid-range phones adding dual-camera setups. The latest is the Samsung Galaxy J7+ that joins the rest of the Galaxy J line of devices. In most respects the Galaxy J7+ is a step up compared to hardware available in other phones in the series.
For picture-taking capabilities, Samsung equipped the Galaxy J7+ with a dual rear-facing camera setup. One of the sensors is a 13MP unit with an f/1.7 aperture and the other is a 5MP sensor with an f/1.9 aperture. The second lens is primarily intended to collect depth data so users can add post-shot focusing changes or bokeh effects. Meanwhile, on the front-side, Samsung gave the Galaxy J7+ a 16MP f/1.9 aperature lens.
Inside, it looks like Samsung may have opted for a MediaTek Helio P20 processor instead of a Exynos 7870 chip. Samsung also increased RAM to 4GB versus the 3GB the rest of the J series devices get. Onboard storage is set at 32GB, but a microSD slot supporting another 256GB of storage is available. Samsung equipped the Galaxy J7+ with a fingerprint sensor in the Home button, it has an always on display, an users can access Bixby Home.
While most of the changes lean toward bigger, better, one that goes in the opposite direction is in battery capacity. Other J series devices like the Galaxy J7 Pro and the Galaxy J7 get a 3,600mAh battery while the new Galaxy J7+ gets a 3,000mAh unit.
Samsung is currently listing the new Galaxy J7+ for pre-order through September 17th on the their Thailand site for THB 12,900 ($390 USD).