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Selfie Centric Samsung Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 Announced

Samsung has launched two mid range smartphones, Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7, in China, for the younger crowd. And since younger lot like to snap selfies, front shooter in both these handsets is paired with an LED flash for well lit shots.


Samsung Galaxy J5 is a 5 Inch 720p HD Display device, while Galaxy J7 scales the same resolution to 5.5 Inches. Samsung is not using its treasured AMOLED display on either of the two and has rather opted for IPS LCD panels.

The Galaxy J5 is powered by 64 bit Snapdragon 410 quad core, and Galaxy J7 includes its more powerful octa core sibling, the Snapdragon 615 clocked at 1.5 GHz. Other specifications are almost similar.

There is 1.5 GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, MicroSD support, 13MP rear camera with LED flash, f/1.9 aperture lens, 5 MP front camera, also with LED flash and 120 degree wide angle lens, Dual SIM card support and 4G LTE. Since Galaxy J7 is bigger, it houses a bigger 3000 mAh battery(Vs 2600 mAh). Both smartphones will ship with Android 5.1 Lollipop based TouchWiz pre-installed.


Samsung Galaxy J5 and J7 come in Black, White and Gold color options, priced at 1,398 Yuan ($225 or 14,360 INR), and the Galaxy J7 costs 1,798 Yuan ($289 or 18468 INR). We have heard whispers that these smartphones are heading for India, sooner rather than later.

Key Specs

Model Samsung Galaxy J7 Samsung Galaxy J5
Display 5.5 inch, HD 5 inch, HD
Processor 1.25GHz Octa Core Snapdragon 615 1.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 410
RAM 1.5 GB 1.5 GB
Internal Storage 16 GB, Expandable up to 64 GB 8 GB, Expandable up to 128 GB
OS Android 5.1 Lollipop Android 5.1 Lollipop
Camera 13 MP/ 5 MP, LED flash for both 13 MP/ 5 MP, LED flash for both
Battery 3000 mAh 2600 mAh
Dimensions and Weight 52.2 x 79.1 x 7.9mm and 168g 142 x 73 x 8.5mm and 149g
Connectivity Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, 3G, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, 3G, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth
Price $289 $225

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