We have heard a great deal about the Samsung Galaxy J5 and J7 in recent days and it was only a matter of time before they were made official. While Samsung hasn’t gone out explicitly to tell everyone and their grandmother about the new phones, they made a silent entry into the smartphone world with a listing on Samsung China’s website.
While all the rumoured specifications check out with what we expected, it is the LED flash at the front of the device that will be getting all the attention when everyone lays their hands on the new pair of smartphones. Finally, even the darkest of us can now take selfies without feeling ashamed. The Galaxy J5 and J7 are the first smartphones that Samsung has made that feature front-facing LED flash. This is important because it means from now on, expect every half-decent Samsung smartphone to feature it. The design doesn’t stray from what we expected either.
While Samsung is just getting into the front-facing LED game today with the Galaxy J5 and J7, others have been there already. OPPO’s famous rotating camera means its devices like the N1 already have this feature. HTC released the Desire EYE last year that marked its entry into the space with a 13 megapixel front-facing camera alongside the LED flash. Sony’s Xperia C4 also has a front-facing LED flash. Heck, there are even some dedicated phones like the BLU Selfie and Asus’ Zenfone Selfie.
Specs of the devices are as follows:
|Galaxy J5||Galaxy J7|
|Display||5.0” HD Super AMOLED||5.5” HD Super AMOLED|
|Processor||Quad-core Snapdragon 410 clocked at 1.2GHz||Octa-core Snapdragon 615 clocked at 1.2GHz|
|Memory||16 GB internal memory + micro SD card slot (expandable upto 128 GB), 1.5 GB RAM||Same|
|Camera||Rear: 13 MP with LED Flash and f/1.9 lens: 5 MP wide-angle with LED flash||Same|
|OS||Android 5.1 (Lollipop)||Same|
|Battery||2600 mAh||3000 mAh|
|Network||2G, 3G, LTE||Same|
|Connectivity||USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, WLAN 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz||Same|
|Colours||Gold, White, Black||Same|
The Galaxy J5 and the J7 go for an equivalent of $225 and $290 respectively in China where they are currently available. Expect the price to be very high when they eventually show up in your market.