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Samsung Galaxy J5, Galaxy J7 2016 edition smartphones to be launched in India today

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Samsung is most likely to launch its two new smartphones at an event today – Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 2016 editions – in the Indian market.

Last year, Samsung launched the 2015 models of the Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 in India at Rs 11,999 and Rs 14,999 respectively. Going by the prices for 2016 models revealed for the China market, J5 is 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 smartphones pack in some interesting hardware and also a new design that features a metal frame. The bigger Galaxy J7 (2016) packs in a 5.5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display sporting a pixel density of 402ppi. The same is powered by an octa-core processor (make not specified in the listing) and clocked at 1.6GHz with 3GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The smartphone supports microSD cards of up to 128GB in capacity.

There is a 13MP camera on the back and a 5MP front-facing camera. Both cameras feature an f/1.9 aperture lens and an LED flash. Coming to connectivity, we get 4G LTE bands, NFC, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth V4.1. The smartphone weighs in at 170 grams and packs in a 3300mAh battery.

Coming to the smaller Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016), it sports a 5.2-inch HD Super AMOLED display and comes powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM. There is a 13MP camera on the back and a 5MP camera up front. The phone weighs 159 grams and packs in a 3,100 mAh battery.