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Galaxy J7 Plus leaks: check out Samsung's next dual camera smartphone

Thanks to some leaked press materials, we've not got our hands on what could become Samsung's second dual camera device.

Published onAugust 25, 2017

In case you hadn’t heard, Samsung just revealed its first dual camera smartphone on Wednesday with the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. It’s a new venture for the manufacturer, but the Note 8 is expected to be the first of many Samsung phones to implement such tech.

Though Samsung’s next flagship, the rumored Galaxy S9, will also no doubt feature a dual camera setup when it’s released next year, you might not have to wait so long to get your hands on a sub-$900 device with two cameras from the South Korean manufacturer.

Thanks to a leak from Thai website ThaiMobileCenter (via GSMArena), we’ve got our hands on a few details regarding what could be Samsung’s second dual camera handset, the Galaxy J7 Plus.

Before we talk about the camera hardware, first, a rundown of the other specs: according to the leaked press materials, the J7 Plus will house a 5.5-inch, 1080p, AMOLED display, 2.4 GHz octa-core processor, 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage, expandable up to 256 GB via microSD card.

The handset also includes a fingerprint scanner, 3,000 mAh battery, and will run Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box with Samsung Bixby support.

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The J7 Plus sounds like a decent midrange handset, but where it may excel is in photography. Reportedly, the J7 Plus will include a dual camera coming with a 13 MP sensor with an f/1.7 aperture and a 5 MP sensor with an f/1.9 aperture. What’s more, the “Live Focus” portrait feature introduced with the Galaxy Note 8 — which utilizes both lenses to make subjects stand out from their backgrounds — is also said to be present on the J7 Plus. As for the type of autofocus or if optical image stabilization is included, we don’t yet know.

The front camera, meanwhile, comes in at 16 MP with an f/1.9 aperture, which should provide for some detailed snaps.

The J7 Plus features a metal unibody and is expected to be released in black, pink, and gold color variants. It’s not clear whether it will be sold outside of Asian territories, though the Galaxy J7 V and Galaxy J7 Perx did make it to US carriers earlier this year. ThaiMobileCenter says the official Galaxy J7 Plus price and release date will be announced soon.

What are your first impressions of the Samsung Galaxy J7 Plus? Let us know in the comments.

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