Samsung really needs to get their naming game in check, because the Galaxy J7 Core is actually the same Galaxy J7 Nxt which was announced in India back in July. As confusing as it is, the “Core” moniker does sound better than the “Nxt.”
This Galaxy is intended for those who want a phone that covers the basics pretty well without breaking the bank. It’s got a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED HD display and is powered by the good old Exynos 7870 processor that its siblings also carry. The budget aspect of the phone is in the memory department with just 2GB of memory and 16GB of expandable storage.
There’s a 13-megapixel rear camera with a bright f/1.9 aperture and LED flash, which is not that bad on paper. The front-facing selfie snapper has a 5-megapixel sensor.
The smartphone packs a sizeable 3000mAh battery and has a textured back panel similar to its cheaper cousin, the Galaxy J2 Prime. On the software front, it runs the new Samsung Experience user interface based on Android Nougat.
In the Philippines, the Galaxy J7 Core is priced at just PhP 9,990 in black and gold colors. It’ll be on sale at Samsung authorized resellers and dealers starting September 16.