Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) with Exynos 7870 chip and Nougat spotted at GFXBench and GeekBench


Samsung is almost ready to introduce the 2017 edition of its Galaxy J-series of smartphones. Recently, the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) with model number SM-J530 stopped by at the Geekbench and GFXBench to reveal more details about its internals. This phone will be the younger kin of the Galaxy J7 (2017) that was spotted back in January.

The Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) will carry a couple of variants for different regions. That’s why you’ll notice the model number SM-J530 carrying number of suffixes. At Geekbench, the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) with the model number (SM-J530FM) runs Android 7.0 Nougat.

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) on GeekBench

The GFXBench listing of the phone reveals that it runs Samsung’s Exynos 7870 chipset with Mali-T830 GPU and packs 2GB of RAM. The phone will offer 16 GB of built-in storage, and we suppose, a memory card slot too.

In the same listing, the phone shows 4.8-inch display with 1280×720 pixel resolution. That appears to be a bit off considering the Galaxy J5 (2016) had a 5.2-inch HD display.

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) on GFXBench

The Galaxy J5 (2017) sports a 12-megapixel camera at the back which may not be able to capture HDR photos. There’s a front-facing 12-megapixel camera for the selfie lovers.

Samsung’s Galaxy J-series has been very popular in India and introducing new models running Nougat will certainly interest more folks. That said, there’s no word on the official launch of the 2017 Galaxy J-series yet. However, considering the series of leaks, we can only expect them to arrive in coming few months.

[Source: GFXBench, GeekBench]