Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro unveiled; updated Galaxy J5 (2017) adds more RAM and storage

Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro unveiled; updated Galaxy J5 (2017) adds more RAM and storage
It may be the Fourth of July in the states, but in other countries it is just another working day. For example, Samsung today introduced the Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro. This is essentially an updated version of the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017). Where the latter has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage, the Galaxy J5 Pro will sport 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The remaining specs are the exact same, including the availability of a 256GB capacity microSD slot for those who fancy a bit of additional storage.

That means that the device will feature a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display with a 720 x 1280 FHD resolution. The Exynos 7870 SoC powers the handset and carries an octa-core 1.6GHz CPU, and the Mali-T830 MP2 GPU. Both the back and front-facing cameras weigh in at 13MP. Keeping the lights on is a 3000mAh battery. The fingerprint scanner is embedded in the home button, and Android 7.0 is pre-installed.

The Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro will be available in Thailand, priced at 9,990 Thai Baht. Based on the latest currency exchange rate, that is equivalent to $294 USD. No word yet on whether this model will be found elsewhere.

source: MobileXpose



1. Fayeznoor

Posts: 74; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

@alon J7 pro and J5 pro were released in Pakistan 2 days ago. Looks amazing

2. SaRPeR

Posts: 141; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

3. brasstax

Posts: 541; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I love Samsung but i do wish they would stop spamming the market with so many models. I understand that they are trying to provide something for every budget but their phones are either ridiculously overpriced or hardware wise underwhelming when compared to offerings from Xiaomi, Lenovo and Huawei. Take the case of the Samsung C9 Pro for example. It was launched here in india as a direct competitor to the Mi Max but is priced more than twice as much for similar specs barring the 6 gb ram. Suffice to say that was a flop. The J7 and J5 models continue to be available but are hopelessly underspecced compared to the competition.

4. Cyberchum

Posts: 1066; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

You shouldn't be expecting Samsung to compete with the likes of xiaomi in the price segment. That is simply not gonna happen. Get what you want, be it Huawei, Xiaomi or Lenovo. Were either of those three to be in Samsung position, the case might not be very different.

6. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

Samsung does an apple when it comes to its budget and mid rangers. Same logic applies. Lower middle class blindly purchase samsung like upper class blindly purchase apple. People will not buy Lenovo, xiaomi, etc if they sell at cost of samsung. Hopefully, new generation will break this trend.

5. Cyberchum

Posts: 1066; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

We are all human, I know but, with so many typo ridden articles, I'm beginning to entertain the thought that PA authors might not be proofreading their works before take for instance the second paragraph: “That means that the device will feature a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display with a 720 x 1280 FHD resolution.” When has 720×1280 resolution translated to FHD?

7. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I understand too, but as you said, we're all humans. So, typos (mistakes) are a natural error of the human brain.

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