Samsung Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 2016 spotted at TENAA
Both of the 2016 refreshes of the Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 have been spotted in the past at Bluetooth SIG and on the tracking service Zauba.com. Now the mainstream smartphones have made their way to TENAA and the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) for testing and certification before the inevitable launch.
While Samsung has not officially unveiled the devices, leaked information suggests that the J7 will come in two models as the SM-J7108 and SM-J7109. Both will have 5.5-inch FHD displays, chassis dimensions measuring 151.7 x 76 x 7.6 mm and a weight of 165 g each. Meanwhile, the Galaxy J5 SM-J5108 should be intended for the Chinese market and is listed with dimensions of 145.7 x 72.3 x 7.9 mm and a weight of 155.4 g. The 5.2-inch Galaxy J5 is expected to carry a native resolution of 720p.
Differences between the two J7 models include the integrated chipsets and compatible frequency bands. The SM-J7108 will carry an octa-core 1.6 GHz SoC while the SM-J7109 will supposedly use a different octa-core SoC consisting of four 1.5 GHz cores and four 1.2 GHz cores. Otherwise, both phones will have 3 GB RAM, 16 GB eMMC with MicroSD support, 3300 mAh battery, and two cameras (13/5 MP rear/front) each.
As for the Galaxy J5 (SM-J5108), TENAA is listing it with a quad-core 1.2 GHz SoC, 2 GB RAM, and 16 GB eMMC. It will also supposedly carry the same front and rear cameras as its larger J7 siblings with a lesser option available that includes an 8 MP rear camera instead. Judging by the TENAA images, the smartphones may be carrying laser auto-focus.