Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) and its bigger brother Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) are no longer a rumor but a reality. This comes after long periods of speculations that have seen quite a number of information leaked about these two devices.
If you have been waiting for a revamped version of last year’s Samsung Galaxy J5 or Galaxy J7, the time is now. The two smartphones have now been made official by the South Korean giant, but at the moment, they have only been listed on the company’s China website. Even though this device has not been confirmed when it will be heading to other markets, the fact that it has been listed on a company website means that it is here, so it’s just a matter of time before it starts appearing in other markets across the globe.
The two devices have some similarities they bring on the table, among them are 13MP snappers on the rear that include LED flashes as well as 5MP selfie cameras, also with support for LED flashes.
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) is expected to carry over some capabilities from its predecessor, but the screen size is not one of them. This year’s Galaxy J5 will sport a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED screen of a similar 1280 by 720 pixels resolution as last year’s 5.0-inch screen.
The phone will, however, keep the quad-core processor it used last year with the same clock speed of 1.2GHz. There will be an improvement on last year’s RAM by 500MB, bringing it to 2GB. Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) will pack 8GB of onboard storage, which can be expanded using a microSD card. On battery matters, the device has a larger battery unit than last year, which is 3100mAh and it will run on the latest Android Marshmallow.
Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) specs
Since the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) is a step up from last year’s version, this device was expected to come with much better specs under the hood, but with close to zero changes on the outside. This is actually what happened as the new Galaxy J7 (2016) packs a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED screen similar to last year’s version. However, the resolution is much better at 1920 by 1080 pixels as compared to last year’s 1280 by 720 pixels.
The phone has an octa-core processor (not known yet, but probably Exynos 7870) clocked at 1.6GHz, which is a slight step up from last year’s octa-core clocked at 1.5GHz. The device will further pack a massive RAM of 3GB and carry 16GB of expandable storage. Users will also be able to enjoy contactless payments, but there is no word on when this Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) model will support Samsung Pay. The phone will also pack a significant 3300mAh battery unit.
The Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) and Galaxy J7 (2016) are set for an official release in China very soon, but there is no set date for their release in other markets, including North America. The good news is that a lower end model of the Galaxy J series – Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) is already available in the U.S., which should mean the other two will be available too.