Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 stops by Bluetooth SIG as Release Nears

Galaxy J5 2016

A few days ago, Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 appeared on the FCC, confirming both a T-Mobile variant and an international variant of the phone.

Well, it is now the turn of the phone’s partner – Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 – to make an almost similar appearance, but this model has made a stop at the Bluetooth SIG for certification. Like the FCC certification, this is also another indicator that the Galaxy J5 2017 will be unveiled very soon, probably before the end of this month.

Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 has already stopped by the Wi-Fi Alliance, GFXBench and Geekbench platforms and now that it has been certified for Bluetooth, the only major hurdle that remains is actually to unveil it. There are quite a number of variants that have been confirmed by the Bluetooth SIG – SM-J530K, SM-J530S, SM-J530L and SM-J530F.

If anything, these model numbers are the only details that we can gather from the Bluetooth SIG certification body, but as noted earlier, Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 has already made non-official stops at several benchmarking websites, thus giving us a clue of what to expect in terms of specs and features.

Samsung Galaxy J5 2017

For starters, you’ll be glad to learn that Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 will make its debut with Android 7.0 Nougat running the show out of the box. If GFXBench is to be believed, we’ll be having a slightly smaller 4.8-inch display screen on this year’s J5 compared to the 5.2-inch panel used on the J5 2016. Internally, the phone will be powered by an Exynos 7870 octa-core processor clocked at 1.59GHz and is paired with a 2GB RAM.

Rumors have suggested that the Galaxy J5 2016 will keep the same 16GB storage used on its predecessor and if this is too low, you can upgrade it via a microSD card. The cameras are said to be 13MP shooters on both ends, but since none of these comes from Samsung directly, be sure to take the report with a grain of salt, at least until the phone is made official.