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Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016), Galaxy J7 (2016) Launched in India: Price, Specs, and More

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Samsung India on Monday has launched the 2016 editions of its Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 smartphones. The smartphones have been priced at Rs. 13,990 and Rs. 15,990 respectively, and will be available via Flipkart from Tuesday. The smartphones will be available Radiant Gold, Midnight Black, and Pearl White colour variants.

The Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) and Galaxy J7 (2016) both bear metal frames, and are the successors to the original Samsung Galaxy J5 and the Galaxy J7, which were launched in India in July last year. The 2016 editions were first unveiled in March this year in China. Notably, the variants launched in Korea last week are the ones launched in India, with the Galaxy J7 (2016) sporting 2GB of RAM and an HD display as opposed to 3GB of RAM and full-HD display seen in the China variant.

Both the smartphones run Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and come with 4G (LTE Cat. 4) support. They sport a 13-megapixel rear camera with an f/1.9 aperture and LED flash, while both also feature 5-megapixel front-facing cameras with flash and an f/1.9 aperture. Both smartphones also come with the S Bike mode introduced with the Samsung Galaxy J3 (6).

Samsung also announced a double data offer for both smartphones from Airtel for up to six months, which will allow consumers to get up to 30GB of free data.

Other specifications of the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) include a 5.2-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) Super Amoled display and is powered by a quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz clubbed with 2GB of RAM. There is 16GB of storage and the handset supports expandable storage support via microSD card (up to 128GB). The Galaxy J5 (2016) is backed by a 3100mAh battery. It measures 145.8×72.3×8.1mm and weigh 158 grams.

Coming to the Galaxy J7 (2016), the smartphone features a 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) Super Amoled display and is powered by an Exynos (model unspecified) octa-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz. It comes with 2GB of RAM and packs 16GB of storage which is further expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB). The handset is backed by a 3300mAh battery. It measures 151.7x76x7.8mm and 169 grams.

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)

General

Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 145.80 x 72.30 x 8.10
Weight (g) 159.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3100
Removable battery Yes
Colours Pink, White, Gold
SAR value NA

Display

Screen size (inches) 5.20
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720×1280 pixels

Hardware

Processor 1.2GHz  quad-core
RAM 2GB
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 128

Camera

Rear camera 13-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 5-megapixel

Software

Operating System Android 
Skin TouchWiz UI

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported NA
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.10
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM No
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1  
SIM Type Regular
GSM/ CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2  
GSM/ CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes

Sensors

Compass/ Magnetometer No
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope No
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)

General

Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 151.70 x 76.00 x 7.80
Weight (g) 170.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3300
Removable battery Yes
Colours Pink, White, Gold
SAR value NA

Display

Screen size (inches) 5.50
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720×1080 pixels

Hardware

Processor 1.6GHz  octa-core
RAM 2GB
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 128

Camera

Rear camera 13-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 5-megapixel

Software

Operating System Android 5.1
Skin TouchWiz UI

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/ g/ n
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.10
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM No
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1  
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/ CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM 2  
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/ CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes

Sensors

Compass/ Magnetometer No
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor No
Gyroscope No
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No