We’ve known for a while now that Samsung has been working on an expanded Galaxy J lineup in order to boost its budget smartphone offering. These are to take the place of the successful Galaxy J1 that Samsung is currently pushing in various markets around the world. In Kenya, the budget smartphone is Samsung’s best seller, with about 500 Galaxy J1s being sold in a day.
The Samsung Galaxy J5 is not a stranger to us having first been spotted on China’s Telecommunication Equipment Certification Centre TENAA’s website last month. The folks at Sammobile had a tip detailing the J5’s appearance extensively and confirming its specifications.
The Galaxy J5 is expected to feature a 5 inch display, a quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, a 13 megapixel main camera (5 MP selfie), 1.5 GB RAM, a 2,600 mAh battery and run on Android 5.1 Lollipop with the latest TouchWiz refinements from Samsung. Unlike what earlier reports had suggested, the J5 is expected to have just 8 GB internal storage (expandable via microSD) and not 16 gigs. That is likely what Samsung is saving for the bigger J7 we suppose.
There are no details about the possible launch date but we can be sure the Galaxy J5 will be made public alongside the Galaxy J7 and what we expect to be the direct successor of the Galaxy J1, the Galaxy J2.
As Samsung moves to properly structure its offerings at various price points, the Galaxy J lineup will feature its entry level smartphones while the Galaxy A series will comprise its mid-range options and the high end market will continue being serviced by the popular, successful and well established Galaxy S series.