It’s been a while now since Samsung has started the predecessor and successor game. Joining the play, Samsung recently announced the successors for J3(2017) and J7(2017) which go by the names that you might have already guessed, J3(2018) and J7(2018). As always, not much has been changed when it comes to specs, as all other mid-rangers from Samsung. Just a couple of minor tweaks and a current year 2018 tag behind the names.
Let’s spice things up a bit by talking about the elder brother among the two, the J7 (2018).
With almost identical specs to the last year, even the cameras on this one seem identical to the previous 2017 one. With both primary and the front-facing camera housing 13MP sensors but with different apertures, the primary one having a larger f/1.7 aperture and the front-facing camera with f/1.9 aperture, which by far remains same compared to last year’s J7. Going by this, you should expect a similar result to the J7 (2017) from the J7 (2018). Unless some software tricks lie underneath, similar performance is expected.
Not much has been revealed though, but you’ll be getting a 5.5″ inch Super AMOLED display going by Samsung’s track record.
On the other hand, the smaller one, the J3 2018 will be hosting a 5″ inch display. The screen is yet to be official, but going by the low-end pricing and specs it offers, most likely it would be an IPS LCD panel.
Underneath the hood, the device will boast an Exynos 7570 chipset, which is a quad-core CPU clocked at 1.4GHz backed up by 2GB of RAM. The device will be packing a 16GB internal storage with the support for expansion via micro SD. All the show will be juiced up by the 2,600 mAh battery.
As far as the camera is concerned, this little one will be housing an 8MP primary camera with f/1.9 aperture and a 5MP front-facing camera with a narrower f/2.2 aperture.
These handsets will be launched in the US in “early June” through carriers and retailers. With the little one i.e. the J3 (2018) being priced at $210 by the US-based network service provider AT&T. However, the pricing of the J7 (2018) still remains unknown.
Tired of the boring old stuff? Here’s what is interesting. Both of these devices will support Samsung Knox, which means you will be able to configure over 1000 APIs to change every single bit and pieces of your device. Providing the developers with a much more convenient platform to experiment with.