Late in March, Samsung announced upgrades to the company’s most popular budget smartphones, the Galaxy J5, and the Galaxy J7. However, at the time of unveiling the devices, Samsung did not reveal the prices. Now, the prices for both the devices has been officially landed for South Korean market.
As expected the Korean company has first launched both the devices in its home market itself. The 2016 Edition of Galaxy J5 and J7 are priced at KRW 2,90,000 (Rs. 17,000 approximately) and KRW 3,63,000 (Rs. 21,000 approximately), respectively in South Korea. There is no word regarding the price of both the devices in India.
Samsung has been previously criticised for its smartphone design language, however, the company has improved it ever since it launched the Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge. Similarly, the Galaxy J5 (2016) and the Galaxy J7 (2016), both feature a metal frame surrounding the sides of the devices, thus giving them premium look.
In terms of specifications, both the devices have seen upgrades. The Galaxy J5 (2016) flaunts a 5.2-inch 720p Super-AMOLED display. Under-the-hood, there is a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. The device comes with a 3100mAh battery.
On the other hand, the Galaxy J7 (2016) comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p Super-AMOLED display. Under-the-hood, there is a 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 7870 processor, coupled with 3GB of RAM. Also, there is a 3300mAh non-removable battery.
There is 16GB of onboard storage and the storage can be further expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card slot, on both the devices. Both the devices come with a 13-megapixel rear camera with single LED flash, along with a 5-megapixel front facing camera. They also boot Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box.