Samsung's upcoming Galaxy J5 (2017) seen in live images

Samsung's upcoming Galaxy J5 (2017) seen in live images
While the Samsung Galaxy S8 duo commands the lion's share of tech press, those seeking something a little less grandiose (and pricey) may instead look to the likes of the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) (SM-J530). The J series of Sammy's roster targets the lower end of the smartphone market, and several recent leaks have indicated that this year's J5 could be just around the corner. In the latest tidbit, we have a couple of hands-on images to mull over, including one that offers a look inside the device. 

The images, which you can check out in the gallery below, offer a clear peek of what can be expected. All told, the purported Galaxy J5 (2017) looks sleek if not spectacular -- befitting of the expected lower-end specs. The current Galaxy J5 (2016) sports a Snapdragon 410 chip and 2 GB RAM along with a 720p display, and the one-up is unlikely to break the mold. 

From what we've gathered, the upcoming 2017 model will include an Exynos 7870 chipset and a 12-megapixel selfie camera which, presumably, will be quite some way superior to the 5-megapixel front-facing snapper of 2016's version. There may also be a similar, if not identical 12-megapixel shooter to the rear. Elsewhere, the J5 (2017) is expected to include a 4.8-inch display, which would be smaller than the 5.2-inch panel of the J5 (2016) but with the same (720 x 1280) resolution. 

There are conflicting reports suggesting that the Galaxy J5 (2017) could ship with Android 6.0 Marshmallow or the more recent Android 7.0 Nougat. Here's hoping the latter is true. 

Will the new Galaxy J5 be on your radar? Let us know in the comments below. 

source: Slashleaks via SamMobile

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Galaxy J5 (2017)
  • Display 5.2" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1600 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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7 Comments

1. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Wow glass back On j series ???

4. donrox

Posts: 199; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

It's metal. with antenna bands. where did you see glass?

2. JohanP

Posts: 38; Member since: Apr 04, 2017

It looks very simple, but perfect

3. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

LOL.. even the low/mid range samsung phones look better than iphones now. How has times changed!

5. Tech_fan

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 28, 2017

lol..so true

6. SleeperOne

Posts: 370; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

I'm getting a ZTE vibe from this too. In a good way.

7. AndyYan

Posts: 84; Member since: Feb 10, 2014

Truth be told, I was seldom impressed with Sammy's non-flagship designs in the past, but all of this year's lineup has so far gotten my nod. The A series are basically miniature S7's that keep the charm and elegance (and even waterproofing as well); this J7 also seems to break out of the mold of the old J series' blocky and squared appearance, and on top of that, although the C series had experimented with different antenna designs, this one here looks much better and creative.

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