Samsung Galaxy J5 and J7 India launch on July 16


In mid-June Samsung announced two new mid-range smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7. We heard about the launch of these phones for China as well as prices, and now we can tell you that the Samsung Galaxy J5 and J7 India launch will take place on July 16. Samsung handsets are often very popular in India and these two are likely to follow suit.

Press invitations for the launch event on Thursday have now been sent out by Samsung. We expect to see plenty of interest in these two new selfie-centric smartphones, which both have a front-facing flash. They will be available in black, gold, and white color choices, and we’ll refresh you on the key specs of each.

The smaller Samsung Galaxy J5 has a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor, Adreno 306 graphics, and a 5-inch IPS display with resolution of 1280 x 720. It has 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD to 64GB), and a 2600 mAh battery. It runs the Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system and is a dual SIM handset.

Further Galaxy J5 specs include a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/1.9 aperture and LED flash, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with 120-degree wide-angle lens and LED flash. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, and GPS. The handset measures 142mm x 73mm x 8.5mm and weighs 149g.

Moving on to the Samsung Galaxy J7 specs, this one is powered by a Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor (four cores at 1.5GHz and four at 1GHz), with Adreno 405 graphics, and a 5.5-inch IPS display with resolution of 1280 x 720. It has a 3000 mAh battery and other specs are the same as for the Galaxy J5. The J7 measures 152.2mm x 79.1mm x 7.9mm and weighs in at 168g.

At the launch on Thursday July 16 we should hear the confirmed price in India for these handsets. Prices previously announced for China were CNY 1,398 for the Samsung Galaxy J5 and CNY 1,798 for the Galaxy J7. As a guide those prices equate to around Rs. 14,285 and Rs. 18,375 respectively, but please remember that these are just indicators as prices can vary according to regional market.

Are you a potential customer for either of these new Samsung smartphones in India? If so, how much would you be willing to pay for the Samsung Galaxy J5 or Galaxy J7? It’s always good to receive your comments so do send them in.

Source: Fone Arena

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