Samsung Galaxy J7 Max release date, specs leaks: Device touted to be powerful yet affordable

A man walks at the Samsung Electronics' headquarters in Seoul. (Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji)

After the successful release of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, the Korean tech giant is shifting gears by expanding its J-series line of smartphones.

Things are starting to look very promising, as an image of the presentation slides for the Galaxy J7 Max was leaked. For starters, Samsung’s affordable 5.7-inch smartphone comes with a Full HD TFT Display. Apart from that, it will reportedly have a 1.6 GHz Octa Core MediaTek MT6757V Processor. These features give its prospective owners a bang for the buck with its $311 price tag.

Furthermore, the leaked image confirms the J7 Max will come with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of Internal Storage plus MicroSD Card capabilities. As for the camera, the device has a 13-megapixel front camera. It also has a rear camera of the same megapixels with LED flash F/1.7 aperture.

A 3300mAh battery will power it, and it will run on Android Nougat. In addition, it will also support the Samsung Pay Mini and will come in at least two colors, namely, Gold and Black.

When it comes to the Galaxy J7 Max’s release date, Samsung has yet to give a definite date, though speculations are already circulating online. A report from GSM Arena says that the device will come out in India around the second week of June.

Meanwhile, a report from The Christian Post suggested that the Galaxy J7 Max is Samsung’s attempt to challenge the Oppo F1S, the Oppo F3, and the Vivo V5. The phone perfectly fits the mid-range level of smartphones that put premium on taking selfies. With its affordable price point compared to Samsung’s flagship, the Galaxy S8, the J7 Max will be a tough contender in the mid-end scene.

A report from Phone Arena also raises the question if the device will hit the U.S shores. The report notes that stocks of Samsung’s J-phones still high in carrier shops, pointing that the midrange phones may not be as in demand compared to other smartphones in the market.