It is about time the new Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 came to life, but we still don’t know when exactly this is going to happen. Nonetheless, recent happenings suggest that the phone and its other siblings will be available in the market really soon.
We recently saw a trio of Samsung Galaxy J3 2017, Galaxy J5 2017 and Galaxy J7 2017 show up at the Wi-Fi Alliance. The listing confirmed that the Galaxy J5 2017 will ship with model number SM-J530, however, one strange thing was that the phone had been certified with Android 6.0 Marshmallow on board.
This is without a doubt disappointing from Samsung, but it seems the company may have a fix already in place, with the latest benchmarks showing off a Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 that is powered by Android 7.0 Nougat. The phone in the benchmarks has model number SM-J530, same as what appeared at the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Other than the software, the benchmarks also revealed a number of the phone’s specs. From Geekbench, it can be confirmed that Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 will ship with an Exynos 7870 octa-core that is clocked at 1.59GHz. This will then be paired with a 2GB RAM, which is the same as what is listed on GFXBench.
The latter sheds light on more features other than the RAM and processor, confirming that the Galaxy J5 2017 will come in with a 16GB storage that should, of course, be expandable via a microSD card. Interestingly, GFXBench says that the J5 2017 will ship with a 4.8-inch 720p display screen, which is quite small when compared to the 5.2-inch 720p panel that the J5 2016 comes with.
As for the cameras, the GFXBench listing reveals 12MP sensors on the front and back. Where you will be able to get UHD photos on both sensors, video recording resolution will be capped at 1080p for the duo.