Samsung Galaxy Prime Series Handsets Now in SA

Dec 14. 2016

Samsung’s new Galaxy Grand Prime+, J5 Prime and J7 Prime bring premium Galaxy features at an affordable price


JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – 14 December, 2016 – Samsung Electronics South Africa recently launched the new and exciting Galaxy Prime series of phones, the Grand Prime+, J5 Prime and J7 Prime. These devices enable consumers to enjoy a smarter life with a smartphone that features refined design, smart camera and enhanced performance for the cost conscious consumer.


“The latest in the popular Prime series of handsets is a response to the changing market needs in South Africa through introducing a number of innovations, such as large screens, faster processing and higher quality selfie cameras,” says Craige Fleischer, Director of Integrated Mobility at Samsung Electronics South Africa.


The J5 and J7 Prime series of handsets are ultra-slim and elegantly finished in brushed metal, with more Random-access memory (RAM) that supports smoother user interface transitions. In addition, the handsets include fingerprint sensor for added security*, and Ultra Power Saving mode to extend battery life and are available in stylish black or gold.


The Grand Prime+ handset, with a 5 inch screen, 8 MP back camera and 5 MP smart selfie front facing camera with LED flash, is available in pink, gold, black and silver. This device also has 8 GB** internal storage and features an expandable micro SD card slot that supports up to 128 GB cards. This makes it easier to store all your videos, photos and music without the concern the concern of running out of storage space.


The larger J7 Prime offers a 5.5 inch display, a 13 MP rear camera with low-light F1.9 lens and an 8 MP smart selfie front camera. The J5 Prime features a 5 inch display and 1.4 GHz Quad-Core processor, with a 13 MP rear camera and 5 MP smart selfie front camera.


Designed for next-generation consumers and stylish young professionals in mind, the new Prime series handsets capture better selfies with the high-quality front facing cameras; browse and post to social media faster, thanks to the improved processing power; enjoy stunning larger screen multimedia and stay connected for longer, with new longer-lasting batteries and power-saving features.


“With the Galaxy Grand Prime+, J5 Prime and J7 Prime, Samsung is making high-end design and market-leading features accessible to mainstream consumers. Now more South Africans can enjoy the premium Galaxy experience,” Fleischer concludes.


Recommended Retail Price (RRP):

  • J7 Prime = R4999
  • J5 Prime = R3999
  • Grand Prime+ = R2299

SPECIFICATIONS GRAND PRIME+ J5 PRIME J7 PRIME
Display 5.0” qHD 5.0” HD 5.5” FHD
OS Android M Android M Android M
CPU 1.4 GHz Quad 1.4 GHz Quad 1.6 GHz Octa
Memory 1 GB RAM 8 GB ROM
External Memory Support
MicroSD (Up to 128 GB)
2 GB RAM 16 GB ROM
External Memory Support
MicroSD (Up to 128 GB)
3 GB RAM 16 GB ROM
External Memory Support
MicroSD (Up to 128 GB)
Network LTE LTE LTE
Camera 8 MP back camera with LED Flash
5 MP front camera withFront LED Flash
13 MP back camera with LED Flash
5 MP front camera
13 MP back camera with LED Flash
8 MP front camera
Battery 2,600 mAH 2,400 mAH 3,000 mAH
SIM Micro SIM Nano SIM Nano SIM
Dimensions 144.8 x 72.1 x 8.7 mm 142.8 x 69.5 x 8.1 mm 151.7 x 75 x 8 mm
Weight 156 g 143 g 167 g
Video recording resolutions FHD (1920 x 1080) @30 fps FHD (1920 x 1080) @30 fps FHD (1920 x 1080) @30 fps
Video formats MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM Video Playing Resolution
FHD (1920 x 1080) @30 fps
MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
Video Playing Resolution
FHD (1920 x 1080) @60 fps
Audio formats MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA

*Fingerprint sensor for added security only applies to the J5 Prime and the J7 Prime

**Memory Size - User memory is less than the total memory due to storage of the operating system and software used to operate the device features. Actual user memory will vary depending on the mobile phone operator and may change after software upgrades are performed.

Features and specifications are subject to change without prior notification and may vary per country and Service provider, please confirm in store for details and further specifications. Images are used for illustrative purposes only.


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For further information, please contact:

Theo Boshoff
Epic MSL Group
011 784 4790
083 329 2150
Theo.boshoff@epicmslgroup.com

Phathutshedzo Nepfumbada
Samsung Electronics South Africa
011 549 7969
078 213 4975
p.nepfumbada@samsung.com