Samsung intros the Galaxy J7 and J5 featuring generous 5-megapixel wide-angle front cameras equipped with LED flash
At the beginning of the week, the Samsung Galaxy J5 leaked out revealing most of its secrets. We even got to look at live photos. In most cases, when so many details surface at once it suggests that official announcement is imminent. It turns out that our predictions regarding the phone’s upcoming unveiling were pretty accurate. Samsung has just presented to the world new Galaxy’s J lineup members – the Galaxy J5 together with the larger Galaxy J7.
Samsung Galaxy J7 vs. Galaxy J5
Both members of the Galaxy J family qualify as mid-range offerings; however, there is one thing that sets them apart from other devices and gives them a huge advantage even over premium phones. Both, the Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 come with generous 5-megapixel wide-angle front-facing cameras equipped with LED flash – a feature that a very few smartphones offer. In fact, except for the Oppo N1 and N3 rotating camera, there are only two other phones sporting selfie cameras with flash – the HTC Desire Eye and the ZenFone Selfie.
The user-facing camera with flash is not the only feature the phones have in common. Both pack 13-megapixel rear cameras with f/1.9 aperture, as well as 1.5GB RAM and 16GB internal memory with microSD slots for storage expansion. The devices connect to the internet at LTE speeds and offer dual-SIM functionality. Both will be released with Android 5.1 Lollipop onboard and will be available in white, black and gold color options.
What are the differences? The Galaxy J5 is equipped with a 5-inch HD display, 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 CPU and a 2,600 mAh battery. The Galaxy J7, on the other hand, is bigger and slightly more powerful – it has a 5.5-inch HD screen and a 3,000 mAh battery and is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor.
Both phones will go on sale in China next week. The Galaxy J5 will be priced at 1,798 CNY, which is about $289, while the smaller Galaxy J5 will cost 1,398 CNY or approximately $225. At the moment it’s unclear whether the device will ever be released outside of China and if so, when exactly we could expect to see them in stores. If, however, the handsets were available in the US, would you be interested?