It is now a month since Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) and Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) were officially unveiled to the Chinese market.
This was a surprising move for many South Koreans who probably expected to be the first to get their hands on these mid-tier, but very powerful, devices. However, their patience has finally been rewarded as Samsung has reportedly announced the two devices in its local market.
Since Samsung Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J5 are devices meant for the mid-level and probably low-end earners who would want to spot a premium-looking device with a stylish finish, the former is priced at around $320 while the latter demands $255 to get it off the shelves. One thing readers should note is that these prices are exclusive to the South Korean market and in fact, the devices can be obtained via the country’s local carrier known as KT. The current color variants available are gold and black.
The good thing is that those living in Europe can also get these two devices as Samsung will be shipping them to the continent. However, there is no official launch date for the European market with respect to this year’s Samsung Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J5.
In other news, Samsung has also confirmed that the lower-end Galaxy J3 (2016) will be coming to the local market very soon.
Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) packs superior hardware specs than the Galaxy J5. The former has a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with Full HD resolution, 3GB of RAM as well as onboard storage of 16GB, which can, of course, be expanded using a microSD card of up to 128GB. Given its huge screen size, the phone packs a decent battery unit of 3300mAh, which should be enough to steer you all through the day.
On camera matters, the handset has a 13MP snapper on the rear and a decent 5MP selfie cam. You’ll be glad to learn that there are LTE and NFC capabilities on this device.
For the Galaxy J5 (2016), Samsung went for a smaller 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display with HD resolution. The phone further packs a decent 2GB RAM as well as the same onboard storage as the larger Galaxy J7, which is also expandable via a microSD card of 128GB.
As for the camera, the Galaxy J5 has the same specifications as the Galaxy J5 on both the rear and front-facing snappers. Since it’s slightly smaller in size, Samsung also decreased the battery size of the phone to 3100mAh, which is still capable of powering the device all through the day. You will also come across LTE and NFC capabilities.