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Galaxy On7 Prime doesn’t come with earphones in the box

Samsung recently launched the Galaxy On7 Prime in India as the latest edition to the On series of smartphones. The On7 Prime offers the most value for money yet in Samsung’s budget segment, and it looks like one of the ways the company is achieving this – in addition to exclusively selling the phone online – is by not including earphones in the phone’s box. Samsung India has sent us a review unit for the 4GB+64GB model, but according to the Amazon listing for the phone, earphones aren’t provided in the 3GB+32GB base variant, either.

No earphones in the box may be a fair trade

Now, not supplying earphones in the box may look bad, but we believe it’s a fair trade if it means Samsung can offer better hardware specifications, something it needs to do to take on the strong competition from Chinese OEMs in the country. Furthermore, Samsung’s budget earphones are far from impressive or even above average in terms of sound quality, and it’s possible the company expects most users to already have a pair of earphones at home. You can certainly get quite a few good third-party earphones at a low price, so this should ultimately not be an issue for most folks who decide to purchase the Galaxy On7 Prime.

We have reached out to Samsung India for an official statement on why the earphones may have been omitted and will update this post once we hear back. We will be posting our initial impressions about the device in the coming days, followed (hopefully) by a full review soon after, so make sure to check back at SamMobile if the On7 Prime is on your radar as you shop around for a new smartphone.

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