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Price-drop alert: Samsung Galaxy A6, J6, J7 Core, J7 Prime, J7 Pro

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The list keeps getting longer. Since end-July, we’ve seen many smartphones — even new ones — become cheaper. In fact, the number is more than the usual. This week, we’re adding the Samsung Galaxy A6, Galaxy J6, Galaxy J7 Core, Galaxy J7 Prime, and Galaxy J7 Pro to the list.

The first two Samsung devices were released in the Philippines only in June. They were part of the company’s 20th-anniversary sale, but the price drop has become permanent. The other three, on the other hand, were launched in the country last year.

Below are the phones’ current prices vis-a-vis their prices at launch.

This Galaxy is targeted at those who are always stylishly ahead of the curve. The smartphone’s main highlights are its 16-megapixel rear and 16-megapixel front cameras.

Specs:

  • 5.6-inch AMOLED display, 1,480 x 720 resolution (18.5:9)
  • Octa-core Samsung Exynos 7870 processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB expandable storage
  • 16-megapixel rear camera with LED flash
  • 16-megapixel front camera
  • Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
  • 3,000mAh battery
  • Samsung Experience based on Android 8.0 Oreo

Marketed as an entertainment device, the J6 is Samsung’s most affordable Galaxy with an extra-tall screen it calls Infinity Display — one feature you used to see only in the Korean manufacturer’s flagship line. Only one other J series handset gets the full-view-screen treatment, the Galaxy J8.

Specs:

  • 5.6-inch AMOLED display, 1,480 x 720 resolution (18.5:9)
  • Octa-core Exynos 7870 processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB expandable storage
  • 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash
  • 8-megapixel front camera with LED flash
  • Fingerprint reader (rear-mounted)
  • 3,000mAh battery
  • Samsung Experience based on Android 8.0 Oreo

Samsung is angling the J7 Core as an entry-level smartphone for those who are fond of playing mobile games. Those who preordered this last year received a free Mobile Legends booster pack consisting of 10,000 Battle Points and three heroes.

Specs:

  • 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display, 1,280 x 720 resolution (16:9)
  • Octa-core Exynos 7870 processor
  • Mali-T830 graphics
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB storage
  • microSD card slot
  • 13-megapixel rear camera with f/1.9 aperture, LED flash
  • 5-megapixel front camera with LED soft light
  • 3,000mAh battery
  • Samsung Experience based on Android 7.0 Nougat

This one uses the same midrange Exynos 7870 octa-core processor that powers the Galaxy J7 Pro. It went on sale for P9,990 in May. Now, that price is fixed, but only for online-only purchases.

Specs:

  • 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display, 1,920 x 1,080 resolution (16:9)
  • Octa-core Exynos 7870 processor
  • Mali-T830 graphics
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB storage
  • microSD card slot
  • 13-megapixel rear camera with f/1.9 aperture, LED flash
  • 8-megapixel front camera with f/1.9 aperture
  • Fingerprint reader (front-mounted)
  • 3,300mAh battery
  • Samsung Experience based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow (upgradable to Android 7.0 Nougat)

This Galaxy is marketed at those who are into mobile photography, what with a 13-megapixel rear camera that Samsung says is perfect for taking pictures at night, thanks to its f/1.7 lens aperture.

Specs:

  • 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display, 1,920 x 1,080 resolution (16:9)
  • Octa-core Exynos 7870 processor
  • Mali-T830 graphics
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB storage
  • microSD card slot
  • 13-megapixel rear camera with f/1.7 aperture, LED flash
  • 13-megapixel front camera with f/1.9 aperture
  • Fingerprint reader (front-mounted)
  • 3,600mAh battery
  • Samsung Experience based on Android 7.0 Nougat

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Editor-in-chief: Alora Uy Guerrero has 16 years of experience as an editor for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. She took time off journalism to manage OPPO’s digital-marketing campaigns. When not busy with her babies, she’s working on Revü, a passion project — or probably traveling or obsessing over her favorite bands, movies, TV shows, and basketball teams.