Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) might be coming soon

Samsung already refreshed the Galaxy A series, and considering it's been almost an year since the 2016 version of the Galaxy J smartphones were released, everyone expects that the J handsets will be getting the same treatment.

A solid reason to believe that the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) is coming is the fact that a device with model number of SM-J530FM/DS has just received a certification by the Wi-Fi alliance. The certification doesn't mention any specific hardware, but it does state that the handset that got certified was running Android 6.0 Marshmallow at the time. Whether or not the next J5 will be getting Nougat at some point is hard to guess.

The 2017 Galaxy J handsets have yet to be officially announced by Samsung, but we're bound to hear more about them in the coming weeks. We might even get some info on them at MWC.

Related phones

Galaxy J5 (2017)
  • Display 5.2 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    13 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 7 Octa
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie
    Samsung One UI


Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.
FCC OKs Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless