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Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016), Galaxy J7 (2016) Price Revealed

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Samsung back in March introduced the 2016 editions of the Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 smartphones in China. The company however didn’t reveal pricing details of the handsets at that time. Now, Samsung has officially launched the Galaxy J5 (2016) and the Galaxy J7 (2016) (seen above) in South Korea.

Both the smartphones are now available to buy in the home country via KT Corporation. The Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) has been priced at KRW 290,000 (approximately Rs. 17,000), while the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) has been priced at KRW 363,000 (approximately Rs. 21,000). Both the new Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 smartphones feature metal frames.

The new J-series smartphones are successors to the Samsung Galaxy J5 and the Galaxy J7, which were unveiled in July last year. Unfortunately, the company has as of now not revealed any plans to launch the new Galaxy J-series smartphones in more markets.

Both the smartphones run Android 6.0 Marshmallow and come with 4G (LTE Cat. 4) support. They sport a 13-megapixel rear camera with f1.9 aperture and LED flash while both also feature 5-megapixel front-facing cameras that also comes with f1.9 aperture.

Other specifications of the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) (seen below) 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 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. It’s worth noting that the Galaxy J7 (2016) variant launched in South Korea comes with slight difference in specifications. The Galaxy J7 (2016) China variant featured a full-HD display and also came with 3GB of RAM.

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 1080×1920 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 402

Hardware

Processor 1.6GHz  octa-core
RAM 3GB
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