Samsung has started selling the Galaxy J5 Pro and Galaxy J7 Pro smartphones in Kenya, marking the start of availability in the local market of Samung’s latest mid-range devices. The Galaxy J device range remains the most affordable Samsung device lineup in Kenya.
The Galaxy J5 Pro and J7 Pro’s outstanding feature is the social camera which lets users add shortcuts to their favourite social networking applications to the camera app for easy sharing. To make sure the shared images are sleek and all, Samsung has added a pair of 13-megapixel snappers on both the front and the back. They feature an all-metal body and fingerprint scanners embedded on the home button on the front.
The two devices were unveiled in mid-June and have only been available in a handful of countries including India and Malaysia.
“The new devices improve on previous J Series models with a more refined design, improved performance and enhanced cameras for the ultimate user experience,” reads a statement from Samsung Electronics East Africa announcing their availability.
The Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro and J7 Pro cost Kshs 27,500 and Kshs 32,500 respectively.
Specifications of the two devices are as follows:
|Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro||Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro|
|Size and weight||146.2 x 71.3 x 8.0 mm, 160g||152.5 x 74.8 x 8.0 mm, 181g|
(720x1280 pixels) Super AMOLED
|5.5-inch Full HD
(1920x1080 pixels) Super AMOLED
|Camera||Main: 13MP (f/1.7)|
Selfie: 13MP (f/1.9)
|Processor||Octa-core Exynos 7870 clocked at 1.6GHz||Same|
|Memory||2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage (expandable up to 256GB)||3GB RAM, 16GB internal storage (expandable via microSD up to 256GB)|
|Operating System||Android 7.1, Nougat||Same|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth 4.1, microUSB, NFC||Same|
|Others||Fingerprint sensor, Samsung Pay support (though not available in Kenya)||Same|