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Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J5 officially announced: Samsung's first smartphones with front-facing LED flashes

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Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J5 officially announced: Samsung's first smartphones with front-facing LED flashes
After showing up in various leaked photos over the last few weeks (see here, or here), the Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 are now finally official. Samsung announced the two handsets in China, where they're going to be available starting this week, being targeted at young users.

Interestingly, the Galaxy J7 and J5 are Samsung's first smartphones to offer front-facing LED flashes (to complement their 5 MP wide-angle selfie cameras). Besides that, they have many common features, including: LTE, dual SIM capabilities, 1.5 GB of RAM, 16 GB of expandable storage space, and 13 MP rear cameras with f/1.9 aperture. The J7 is more powerful than the J5, as it uses an octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor. The Galaxy J7 is also larger, sporting a 5.5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, while including a bigger battery (3000 mAh).

The Galaxy J5 offers a 5-inch 720p display, it's powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, and has a 2600 mAh battery inside.

Both the Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J5 run Android 5.1 Lollipop, and will be available in China in three color versions: black, white, and gold. The J7 will cost 1,798 CNY (around $289), while the J5 will be sold for 1,398 CNY (around $225).

At the moment, we don't know if the Galaxy J7 and J5 will be released in other markets. Would you be interested in buying any of the two?


source: Samsung China (Galaxy J7, Galaxy J5)

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posted on 18 Jun 2015, 21:55 1

3. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Another evolutionary .ove. phones should have handled flash in the front a long time ago.

posted on 18 Jun 2015, 21:57 2

4. BoobyBuster (banned) (Posts: 62; Member since: 18 Jun 2015)


Cheap malwaredroid lover. ROFL.

posted on 18 Jun 2015, 22:20 7

10. darkkjedii (Posts: 21367; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Bobbybuster bobbyboster and boobybuster, really dude? When did you become a mega troll, and why the multiple accounts?

posted on 18 Jun 2015, 22:39 2

16. BoobyBuster (banned) (Posts: 62; Member since: 18 Jun 2015)


Its not trolling its the truth.

posted on 18 Jun 2015, 22:52 4

18. JMartin22 (Posts: 1969; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


You're trying too hard to convince others and more importantly, yourself, that Android is inferior.

posted on 19 Jun 2015, 00:01 2

28. brian81 (Posts: 63; Member since: 09 Nov 2012)


next account boobybrain..lel

posted on 19 Jun 2015, 00:02 1

29. BobbyBoster (banned) (Posts: 43; Member since: 16 Jun 2015)


Not a troll, just a regular idiot who happens to know how use a computer.

posted on 19 Jun 2015, 01:13 2

35. Wiencon (Posts: 1883; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


Man, why can't you just ignore those idiots and report them instead of answering? "Don't feed the troll" rule man.

posted on 18 Jun 2015, 21:59 5

5. shiftt (Posts: 333; Member since: 03 May 2015)


I love how Samsung manage to make both phones "equal". One lacks the thing the other doesn't and it has the S6 UI & front flash so that's cool too. Nice for the low-end..

posted on 19 Jun 2015, 00:24 3

33. fonelover (Posts: 220; Member since: 19 Mar 2015)


Sammy started a new era with Galaxy Alpha. They don't have to look back anymore.

posted on 18 Jun 2015, 22:00 5

6. waddup121 (unregistered)


Samsung be like "I'm up right now"

posted on 18 Jun 2015, 22:04

7. Cheezwiz (Posts: 430; Member since: 29 Dec 2014)


The J7 doesn't look like a horrible value. Considering it comares well with the Lumia 640XL. Better SoC (for sure).

It's right around what I'm looking to spend on a new phone ($275-$399)

posted on 18 Jun 2015, 22:18

9. BBRYy (Posts: 29; Member since: 06 Oct 2014)


Looks better than the S6

posted on 18 Jun 2015, 22:34

12. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1133; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


Galaxy j5 cny1798
Honor 6 cny1499
Xiaomi 4 cny1499

You decide

posted on 18 Jun 2015, 22:36 1

13. WAusJackBauer (Posts: 225; Member since: 22 Mar 2015)


If it was AMOLED I'd get it.

posted on 18 Jun 2015, 22:37 1

14. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


It's at this point where I ask, what's the benefit of a front-facing LED flash? Won't it blind you or something?

posted on 18 Jun 2015, 23:49 2

24. fonelover (Posts: 220; Member since: 19 Mar 2015)


Beautiful midrange fones. Nice work Sammy.

posted on 19 Jun 2015, 00:17 2

32. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1498; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)


So Beautiful. I like the black and gold variants. J7 is temptimg. Why didn't they go AMOLED? Would be a huge plus.

posted on 19 Jun 2015, 03:11

42. fonelover (Posts: 220; Member since: 19 Mar 2015)


Those who want amoled can buy E5 and E7.

posted on 19 Jun 2015, 02:38 1

39. Donbenie (Posts: 208; Member since: 04 Aug 2013)


No AMOLED No Deal..

posted on 19 Jun 2015, 03:11 1

41. solidsnake695 (Posts: 132; Member since: 04 Jan 2013)


xperia c4 is far better than these btw samsung has to copy all companies no idea came from samsung just copy from here and there like chinese brands

posted on 19 Jun 2015, 05:33

44. Genza (Posts: 539; Member since: 12 Mar 2014)


Xperia C4 is better because it has 2GB of RAM and Full HD display but i think you need to stop talking about copying!
Because Sony has no problem with it.

posted on 19 Jun 2015, 05:35

45. geusan (Posts: 137; Member since: 19 Oct 2014)


yes it look like c4, but it's samsung

posted on 19 Jun 2015, 07:52

46. gersont1000 (Posts: 337; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


Everybody please just ignore this idiot Boobybuster, Bobbybuster, jakelee, whatever other accounts are obviously his. He feeds off the attention. When everyone ignores him, he will wither. Just don't reply to his comments and report him.

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