Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) has shown its face just after we got to see the Galaxy J7 (2017). In fact, both the smartphones look pretty much the same sans their sizes. The successor of the Galaxy J5 (2016) comes with a full metal construction along with some reasonable specification upgrades. Samsung is expected to release the new Galaxy J5 along with the J7 (2017) sometime in June this year.
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) Specifications
Similar to the Galaxy J7 (2017), the new member of the Galaxy J5 family features a complete design overhaul. The full metal construction along with unique antenna lines makes it look quite premium indeed. It is nice noticing that Samsung is switching to metal even in its lower midrange devices.
Speaking of the specifications, the Galaxy J5 (2017) comes with some decent upgrades over its predecessor. The upcoming phone will sport a 5.2-inch HD (1280 x 720) Super AMOLED display. And yes, this is going to be a 2.5D screen. Inside, there will be a 1.6 GHz octa-core processor, possibly the in-house Exynos 7870 chip.
The new generation Galaxy J5 would pack 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. The handset will boot Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box. A fingerprint scanner may also be embedded into the Home button of the Galaxy J5 (2017) which is absent in the present generation model.
Coming to the camera department, the upcoming smartphone is presumed to house a 13 MP rear shooter and a 13 MP selfie unit. Both of them are expected to perform much better than those of the J5 (2016). The primary snapper is expected to boast a large f/1.7 aperture which is a decent upgrade from the f/1.9 of its predecessor. The presence of a front LED flash is confirmed in the new phone.
The Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) will come with all the necessary connectivity options including 4G LTE (Cat. 6), VoLTE and VoWiFi. A 3000mAh battery may power up the forthcoming handset.
Release Date and Pricing
Samsung is anticipated to launch the Galaxy J5 (2017) in June 2017. Talking about the pricing, the midrange handset might cost around Rs. 14,000 in India. However, nothing can be confirmed before the official announcement.