Samsung is preparing to announce a couple of mid-range phones soon. Among them is the Galaxy J6 Prime (or J6+) and photos of a dummy model along with specs have shown up online.
The Galaxy J6 Prime isn’t a flagship but it will be one Samsung phone to remember thanks to its design, or to be more specific – the position of its fingerprint scanner. Samsung devices have their fingerprint scanners on the front or rear of the phone but the Galaxy J6 Prime will be the first to have the scanner on the side just like some of Sony’s own phones or Meizu’s M6s.
The photos show the scanner is on the right side of the phone where you will normally find the power button or volume rocker of a lot of phones. The power button is still on the right but is now closer to the top. The volume controls sit on the left.
— Samsung Mobile India (@SamsungMobileIN) September 17, 2018
Samsung Mobile India has confirmed that there is indeed a Galaxy J series phone with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner but the tweet doesn’t specify the model. It also confirms the phone will come with an Infinity Display. If you head to the link in the tweet, you will see the upcoming J series phones listed there are the Galaxy J6+/J6 Prime and Galaxy J4+. The website also teases some other features of the devices such as dual rear cameras, AR photos, and “vibrant bold colors”.
The rest of the dummy photos show the Galaxy J6 will have its dual cameras in the middle and vertically arranged. It will also have a 3.5mm audio jack and a MicroUSB port at the bottom.
With respect to its specs, the Galaxy J6 Prime will have a 6-inch HD+ display. The folks at SamMobile said it may be an LCD and not AMOLED panel. Powering the device is a 1.6GHz quad-core processor paired with 3GB/4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of storage.
The rear cameras of the J6 Prime have been revealed to be a 13MP + 5MP combo along with an 8MP front-facing camera. It will run Android 8.1 Oreo, pack a 3,300mAh battery and have dual SIM support.
Samsung will also be launching the phone in Europe but it will likely launch first in India.