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Samsung unveils Galaxy J5 and J7 smartphones

Samsung unveils Galaxy J5 and J7 smartphones
Samsung unveils Galaxy J5 and J7 smartphones
The Galaxy J5 SM-J500 and Galaxy J7 SM-J700 will feature LED Flash for the front-facing camera.

After numerous leaks and a final certification from Tenaa, Samsung has finally lifted the curtains off of the Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7. The J5 SM-J500 and J7 SM-J700 will be 5-inch and 5.5-inch smartphones, respectively, each with a display resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. These entry-level models will also sport LED Flash for their 5 MP front-facing cameras, which is an uncommon feature.

The main rear cameras will be 13 MP (aperture F/1.9) for both smartphones. Otherwise, specifications are fairly standard for a budget device. For example, the J5 and J7 will have LTE, dual SIM, 1.5 GB RAM, and 16 GB internal memory with MicroSD support for up to 128 GB. The smaller J5 will sport a 2600 mAh battery and quad-core Snapdragon 410, while the larger J7 will have a 3000 mAh battery and use the more powerful 8-core Snapdragon 615.

In terms of size, the J5 will be 142 x 73 x 8.5 mm and 149 grams compared to 152.2 x 79.1 x 7.9 mm and 168 grams of the J7. Both models will ship with Android 5.1 Lollipop.

The J5 and J7 will launch first in China for around 1400 yuan ($200 USD) and 1800 yuan ($250 USD), respectively. Colors will be available in gold, black, or white.

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Ronald Tiefenthäler/ Allen Ngo, 2015-06-20 (Update: 2015-06-20)
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.