Samsung is yet to launch the 2017 edition of mid-range Galaxy J smartphones worldwide. The Galaxy J3 (2017) was made official in the US in collaboration with the AT&T network and the Galaxy J5 (2017), and Galaxy J7(2017) will be released very soon, probably this month itself. However, the Galaxy J5 (2017) is up for preorder on an e-commerce site of Germany- Cyberport.de, which allegedly also confirmed the specifications of the phone.
The Galaxy J5 (2017) is listed for 279 Euro (approx. Rs. 20,000) and expected to come in four colour options- gold, black, pink, and blue. The product images are similar to what we have seen in the earlier leaks with the front of the phone resembling the Galaxy S7 series, and the back has antenna bands floating around the top and bottom of the phone.
The device will feature a vertical camera setup with both the sensor and LED flash enclosed in a capsule. There’s the Samsung branding below the rear camera. From the front, the device looks similar to the Galaxy S7 with AMOLED display and a 2.5D curved glass on top. The J5 (2017) will have a 5.2-inch HD display.
Samsung will be finally adding the fingerprint sensor to the Galaxy J (2017) series, and it will be integrated into the home button of the phone, same as other Samsung smartphones. All the three Galaxy J (2017) phones would be powered by the Samsung’s in-house Exynos 7870 chipset with a 1.6GHz octa-core CPU. Sadly, the 2017 edition J5 packs only 2GB of RAM and comes with a 16GB storage unit. Thankfully, the storage can be expanded up to 256GB via a dedicated microSD card slot.
There will be a 13MP primary camera in the phone with a larger f/1.7 aperture and LED flash. The larger aperture size will result in images with more light, same as the Moto G5 Plus. The phone also comes with a 13MP selfie camera for selfies and video calls. Samsung will also include NFC support in the Galaxy J5 (2017), and the device might support Samsung Pay as well.
Lastly, the device boots Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box and will be backed by a 3000mAh battery. Samsung will launch the phones globally by the end of this month, and the Galaxy J5 looks like a decent option if it’s priced correctly.