Samsung Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 2017 already out in the wild

Samsung Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 2017 already out in the wild
Samsung Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 2017 already out in the wild
Samsung has yet to even announce the new models and YouTube users already have the devices on hand.

The Galaxy J series of smartphones is Samsung's mainstream and more wallet-friendly alternative to the flagship Galaxy S series that often takes most of the spotlight. Samsung has been on time with refreshing the J series every year ever since the original in 2013 and it's about time for us to finally see the Galaxy J3, J5. and J7 refreshed for 2017.

A few lucky users have already gotten their hands on what appears to be the latest versions of the Galaxy J5 and J7 complete with full hands-on reviews on YouTube. The videos may be in Russian, but they still provide an early firsthand look at the build and software.

The Galaxy J5 carries a 5.2-inch HD display, Exynos 7870 SoC, 2 GB of RAM, 3000 mAh battery, and 16 GB of internal storage space. It also features a fingerprint sensor that is becoming more common in the budget-mainstream category. Meanwhile, the slightly larger Galaxy J7 carries a 5.5-inch FHD display with the same Exynos 7870 SoC and 16 GB of storage. RAM and battery capacity are boosted to 3 GB and 3600 mAh, respectively.

It is currently unknown when Samsung will officially announce the successors to the 2016 J5 and J7, but it will likely be very soon if final units are already shipped out to retailers.

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Allen Ngo, 2017-05-29 (Update: 2017-05-29)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.