Samsung’s Galaxy J1 has been in the market for a while. In Kenya, it is one of the very first LTE-ready low cost smartphones in the market even though issues like its meagre 512 MB RAM stand in the way. According to filings spotted on China’s Telecommunication Equipment Certification Centre, the Samsung Galaxy J family looks set for growth with the J5 and J7 joining the fray soon.
With model numbers SM-J5008 and SM-J7008 respectively, the Galaxy J5 and J7, like the J1 before them, will have a plastic outer body and share almost similar features. The major difference between them will be the size with the J7, as the name insinuates, being the larger one with a 5.5 inch HD display and the J5 coming in at 5 inches at a similar resolution. They will both feature 1.5 GB RAM, 16 GB expandable storage and run on Android 5.0 Lollipop. Internally there’s a difference in the chips they’ll both pack. The J7 will have an octa-core processor clocked at 1.4 GHz while the J5 will have a similar processor arrangement but clocked at 1.2 GHz. The clock speeds and size difference indicate that the J7 will definitely have a bigger battery capacity than the J5. They are both expected to have an 8 MP camera with a 5 MP selfie shooter. From the China Mobile branding at the back, like the J1, these two will also have LTE.
Samsung is also said to be readying a fourth member of the Galaxy J family, the J3. We don’t have a lot of details about it but we expect to hear not just more about it but about the markets the three new devices will be available in outside China. The current Galaxy J1 first launched in India and has since been available in various emerging smartphone markets.