Budget-conscious customers just got another affordable offering whose purchase may be worth considering. This week Samsung took the wraps off of the Galaxy J5 Pro. The new handset is an update to the released earlier this year Galaxy J5. The 5.2-incher features is powered by an octa-core processor and comes with Android Nougat on the board.
Galaxy J5 Pro is an upgrade to the Galaxy J5 (2017) launched a month ago. In comparison to its sibling, the phone offer more RAM, more storage space and still affordable price.
Truth to be told, if you expect some major updates, you will be disappointed. Unfortunately, the Galaxy J5 Pro introduces no key changes to the line. Except for bigger amount of RAM and ROM the phone is exactly the same device as its slightly older sibling. Instead of 2GB RAM found in the Galaxy J5, you will get here 3GB RAM. The same with storage space, the original 16GB have been doubled to 32GB. If you still consider it not enough, don’t worry, you can always add some extra room using microSD card slot. The phone accepts cards up to 256GB.
Other specs remain unchanged, which means that when buying the Galaxy J5 Pro, you will get a 5.2-inch device offering HD viewing quality. Driven by an octa-core Exynos 7870 processor clocked at 1.6GHz the phone runs Android 7.0 Nougat. Meanwhile, the Mali-T830MP2 GPU takes care of graphics, whereas a 3,000 mAh battery will keep the whole thing ticking.
Optic parameters are represented by a combination of two 13MP cameras, on the front and on the back. Both sensor sport LED flash. The rear camera features f/1.7 aperture, whereas the front – f/1.9 aperture. Speaking of the connectivity options, the Galaxy J5 includes 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, Micro USB port, NFC, and GPS. In addition, just as the standard J5, the Galaxy J5 Pro houses a fingerprint scanner for advanced data security hidden in the home button.
As for pricing and availability, so far Galaxy J5 Pro is Thailand market exclusive offering, where it is sold for an equivalent of $290. It’s global debut hasn’t been confirmed yet.