Samsung Unveils the Galaxy J5 and J7 for 2016

Samsung’s latest J series phones for the year are here. Both of them don metal designs as well as Samsung’s Super AMOLED displays which is a good surprise.

Galaxy J5 (2016)

The Galaxy J5 (2016) features a 5.2” display with 720p resolution. It is expected to run Android Marshmallow 6.0 coupled with Samsung’s Touchwiz.

Under the hood, you get a quad-core Snapdragon 420 processor with 2 GB worth RAM and 16 GB of storage. At the back, you’ll find a 13 MP camera with LED, as well as f/1.9 aperture for better low-lighting conditions, along with a 5 MP camera on the front.

Connection modes include 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.1, VoLTE and NFC. Battery capacity is set at 3,100 mAh. The new J5 will be found in gold, pink and silver, but pricing or retail availability are not known as of yet.

Samsung J5 (2016) Specifications:

  • CPU: 1.2 Ghz quad-core processor
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 420
  • OS: Android Marshmallow (expected)
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
  • Display:
    • 5.2” Super AMOLED with 720p HD (1280 x 720) resolution
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 2 GB
    • Internal: 16 GB
    • Card slot: yes
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 13 MP with LED Flsah, f/1.9 aperture
    • Secondary: 5 MP
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC, 4G LTE
  • Battery: 3,100 mAh
  • Price: TBA

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Galaxy J7 (2016)

The phone which sits a step above the J5 is the J7 2016. This phone comes with a larger 5.5” Super AMOLED display with 1080p resolution, quite a bump in specs for what is an affordable mid-range device.

You also get 4G LTE connectivity, as well as dual-SIM support, alongside VoLTE, Bluetooth and NFC. There are a couple of 13 MP and 5 MP cameras found on the back and front, respectively.

An octa-core processor, expected to be the new Exynos 7870, is found under the hood. Accompanying it is a cool 3 GB worth RAM and 16 GB storage. A large 3,300 mAh battery will power this device.

Like its sibling, this phone will also come in gold, pink and silver. With quite a potent phone in its hands, it is up to Samsung to price both of these devices as competitively as possible.

Samsung J7 (2016) Specifications:

  • CPU: 1.6 Ghz octa-core processor
  • OS: Android Marshmallow (expected)
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE; dual-SIM
  • Display:
    • 5.5” Super AMOLED with Full HD (1080 x 1920) resolution
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 3 GB
    • Internal: 16 GB
    • Card slot: yes
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 13 MP with LED Flash
    • Secondary:5 MP
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi, NFC, VoLTE
  • Battery: 3,300 mAh
  • Price: TBA

Image source: IBTimes


  • mansoorz

    Whats the big surprise for you with Super AMOLED? Earlier J series J5 and J7 also have the same.

    • Ali

      Its full hd old model was 720p.

      • Abid Ali

        Only J7 is coming with 1080p. All others are with 720p Panels.

  • Atheist

    Using S4 for two years, Didn’t see anything new from android other then OS and Shape(Edge, blah blah….)

  • Rizwan

    Android gets slow very quickly, not a fan of it. While Windows phones are very good when it comes to performance. Now don’t start telling me about low number of apps on Windows Store, who need that ton of nonsense app crap in Android playstore?

    • qamar

      totally i agree with you