After details leaked last week, Samsung has officially launched the Galaxy J7 Plus in Thailand.
The launch of the new handset is significant for three reasons:
First: It is only the second Samsung smartphone to include a dual camera on the rear, the other being the flagship the Galaxy Note 8.
Second: It is being launched in Thailand before anywhere else in the world.
Third: It only costs Bt 12,900.
While the dual camera setup is the same as that found on the new Note 8, the hardware differs slightly – the J7 Plus includes a 13MP and 5MP sensor on the reverse – but it is essentially a budget phone.
The phone also includes a 16MP front facing camera and an app which allows you to change the focus of an image after it has been taken.
Away from the camera, the J7 Plus sports a 5.5 inch full HD super AMOLED display and is powered by the new 2.4GHz MediaTek Helio P20 octa-core processor, which should be quite an improvement on the Exynos chipset used in the Galaxy J7 and J7 Pro.
There is also 4GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage, which is pretty generous for a budget phone and which can also be expanded to 256GB via MicroSD.
The J7 Plus has a 3,000mAh battery and runs Android Nougat. It also comes with an always on display and includes a Bixby button.
Samsung officially announced on Saturday that the J7 Plus is available to pre-order now and will go on general sale 18 September.
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