Giant Samsung Galaxy J Max breaks cover, 7-inch screen included

Giant Samsung Galaxy J Max breaks cover, 7-inch screen included
Samsung today announced the Galaxy J Max, a brand new handset that is - as its name suggests - larger than most other handsets out there. What we have here is a 7-inch device: usually, this would be a tablet, but Samsung presents it as a smartphone.

Like many of Samsung's other Galaxy J phones, the Galaxy J Max is an affordable product with features that can't really impress anyone. The device's 7-inch display has a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, which means it's far from being a sharp screen. The J Max also comes with a quad-core 1.5 GHz processor, LTE connectivity, dual SIM support, an 8 MP rear camera, 1.5 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of expandable storage space. The handset measures 186.9 x 108.8 x 8.7 mm, includes a 4000 mAh battery, and unfortunately runs Android 5.1 Lollipop. All in all, the Galaxy J Max can be seen as a distant successor to the 7-inch Samsung Galaxy W from 2014.

The Samsung Galaxy J Max will be available in India starting later this month for around $200 (13,400 INR) off contract. At the moment, we don't know if the device will be released in the US, or in other markets. Would you buy a giant smartphone like this one?

sources: FoneArena



1. Skimshaddy

Posts: 126; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

$200? Not bad! Maybe I'll get couple for my kids.

2. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Seems like a small battery for a 7inch screen, but the resolution is low so it should be good. I remember Samsung had a 7inch tablet in the past which could also make calls, they called it tablet before, wonder what made them change their mind and call this a smartphone. The ability to make calls doesn't make a device become a phone, but the portability.

14. Elfmonster unregistered

1280 x 800 resolution Save money today For eyeglsssss you'll need later after squinting at blurs

28. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Uhhh, why r u replying to my comment? R u sure you did not reply to the wrong comment? TechieXP is downstairs btw.

3. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

We went from yesterday Samsung is rumored to be making a 7" phone to, BOOM! Today's it here! I don't think anyone in the USA would buy it. Doesn't look terrible thought. 720p isn't bad consider its $200. The iPhone 6S is 649 and its 750p, so not much difference there. Its a $200 phone not pretending to be $700. Unlike a phone we know that costs $200 to make and is $1400 in India.

6. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

It's amazing how you can make everything about the iPhone when the article has nothing to do with it. You'd make a great marketing executive if it weren't for the "Samsung is the Primordial God which all humans should worship!!!" attitude you have towards everything. BTW, this is a terrible phone for $200, since you can get one of Android's 2015 flagships for that much (that's a joke in itself) with better specs.

11. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

The way your are saying it, the new one plus 3 cost 350-400 for a 1080p, snapdragon 820, 6 GB ram, in this sense, 200USD seems way over priced, it should be 90-140USD max.

13. maherk

Posts: 6878; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Come on man, this was so biased. Comparing a tft screen with a ppi of 216, to the best lcd panel on the market with the ppi of 326?

18. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

those internal spec and pricing still make sense since its Galaxy J Family.. maybe they'll make Galaxy A-Max soon..

25. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

But this J Max is freaking huge already!

4. aegislash

Posts: 1495; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

I had the Sony Xperia Z Ultra for a few months and was not at all bothered by the size, so if Samsung were to make a flagship-spec'd device at this size, I might consider it.

7. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

@aegislash have you seen the Z5 premium experia?? 5.5 just right

20. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

Yeah right, sony manage to sell several million units of Z ultra, that mean there is a promising market for huge phablet.. huge flagship? maybe they'll make galaxy note plus soon, lol


Posts: 106; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Maybe those in India have bigger hands (like Africans have bigger d*cks and Europeans bigger brains)?

12. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Nope, they just love carrying stuff in their hand, they have a itch for it.

17. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

And Americans bigger bellies

8. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Such spec? My recent purchase Mi Max is far better than this!

19. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Most Indians are smart and get value of money. Mi max has 2k display yet cost the same as this

21. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

it cost twice and doesnt have 2k display, but MiMax is far more better than this one

24. Loveneesh

Posts: 436; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

Mi max cost Rs.15000 and j max cost Rs.13500. Anyone can clearly see that mi max is slightly costlier than j max but not cost twice. And 6"44 inch screen is more better to hold than 7" inch screen. And I don't talk about specs because everyone knows who is better.

9. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Whatever you guys do, please don't strap it to your waist. Makes you look like the Comcast repair guy

10. brasstax

Posts: 541; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

This will do decent business in India. The specs are not too bad and crucially, the pricing is just right. Despite being out priced and out specced by chinese brands, Samsung is one of the few top tier companies still hugely trusted and sought after by Indians.

16. KingSam

Posts: 1449; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Good luck telling people that a phone :D Anf And for $200 you could do so much better.

22. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Whatever the case, anything above 6 inches is tablet.

23. jesus_sheep

Posts: 279; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

Samsung are the worst company in the world. What is the logic behind the release of this phone? Pretty much nothing and that says it all. Releasing the same kind of phones every year, Passing off trivial gimmicks as innovation, imitating Apple with a view to maximising profits. This company should go down the drain and the world will be a much better place.

26. rkoforever90

Posts: 444; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

also can be used as a handfan

27. Tondern

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

Same resolution, screen size and price as my Nexus 7 2012. Welcome to the world of rapid tech progression.

29. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Well this device comes close to what a phablet should be: finally 7"; it would have been nice to have at least 8-9" if not 10, but it's a start. I have always thought the Note has such a small display, I couldn't even see a 3D IMAX (porn) movie on it, but 7" is the sht! I have always had problems locating the note in my suit jacket pockets, because it is such a tiny phablet: that problem will be gone.

30. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Posts 5,12,17.. This is a tech site, not your fantasyland?? Seriously.. T.M.I.

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