Samsung's Galaxy J5 and J7 will include the Galaxy S6's TouchWiz UX

Samsung's Galaxy J5 and J7 will include the Galaxy S6's TouchWiz UX
About two weeks ago, we were unofficially introduced to the Samsung J5 and J7, two mid-range handsets housed in a plastic exterior. Neither have been announced by Samsung as yet, but having been approved by China's Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center (TENAA), we got a glimpse at each courtesy of some leaked images. Now, further details have emerged pertaining to these forthcoming handsets, with Samsung China having uploaded the user manuals of both devices. 

The manuals are written in Chinese, but do reveal that the Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 will borrow the TouchWiz UX as seen on the flagship Galaxy S6 and its counterpart, the Galaxy S6 edge. 

The Galaxy J5 and J7 both offer considerable interior upgrades over the Galaxy J1, which is already official. The J1 is about as entry-level as a smartphone can get nowadays, with a mere 512 megs of RAM and a dual-core, 1.2 GHz processor.

The Galaxy J5 and J7 look much better on paper. The J5 will include a quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, 1.5 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of on-board storage, as well as a 5-inch HD LCD display, 2600 mAh battery and an 8 or 13-megapixel rear camera. Meanwhile, the J7 will be treated to an octa-core Marvel chip, and aside from a 5.5-inch display and a slightly larger 3000 mAh battery, will be kitted out similarly to its smaller counterpart. 

Both will include Android Lollipop 5.1 right off the bat, and along with the TouchWiz UX, a few other S6 features, like Smart Manager for streamlined RAM and storage management, will also make the cut.

The J5 and J7 will, unlike the recent Galaxy S models, include a microSD slot to increase the relatively small amount of internal real estate, and both will offer 4G LTE connectivity.

Samsung has yet to announce these two handsets, but with the manuals having been uploaded, it shouldn't be too long now. 

source: Samsung China 1, 2 via SamMobile

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1. gaming64 unregistered

I never liked RAM management on Android. Hope Samsung's TouchWiz can fix that

2. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Are you buying one of these phones? Do you live in China? lol

4. gaming64 unregistered

Meh I wont buy Samsunf phonea cause I dont like'em. I will buy the Note 4 if I have the chance. P.S. I hate China

3. mostafawael.1998

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

Me too And i never seen samsung solve it or attempt to solve it (except the S6, where an obvious attempt was made, but sadly didn't give good enough results) That's why i moved to another OEM, namely HTC! Anyways, since that the devices run on a mere 512 MB RAM, then that may mean that Sammy has some optimizations done to run on such a low space of RAM. And that is also another confirmation that the S3 int'l version with 1 GB RAM could have run the KitKat Touchwiz firmware properly, but they just went lazy ;) Go to hell Samsung!

5. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

8 gigs of internal memory for Android devices= failure since you can't install apps on SD unless you root it and even then you have a lot more problem.

7. gaming64 unregistered

Its just a low end budget phone. What more should you expect?

8. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

If this is the low end budget phone for an Android devices then WP is better cause you can install apps on SD with 8 gigs memory with 3 gigs free you can't install anything and this is not a low end even it's a f**king mid range.

6. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

They are still making 1.5GB phones despite not updating any 1.5GB phones to kitkat/lollipop? More corporate lies.

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