The Samsung Galaxy J7 and J5 can be considered as the most popular mid range handsets released by Samsung in 2015.Considering its fame Samsung has decided to reintroduce a modified and revitalized version for 2016.This refreshed device is for now restricted to the Chinese Sub-Continent and we dont know yet if Samsung is planning on expanding its market reach maybe towards India /US.
GALAXY J7(2nd Gen)-
The Galaxy J7 is obviously the higher end device between the 2 devices .This time around the J7 features a 5.5 inch FHD Super Amoled Display ,powered by a 1.6 GHz octa core processor with 3 gigs of RAM and 16 gigs of internal storage. The other goodies included are the memory card slot , NFC and LTE capabilities.The device will be powered by a 3300 mah Li-Po battery and is featured in four colors White, Black, Gold and Rose Gold .The camera module however seems to be the same as from 2015 stacking a 13 MP rear and 5 MP front facing camera.Though there seems to be not much improvement the introduction of a FHD screen with the improved processor and extra RAM would be a welcome change.The device would be running Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box and considering its recent release an update to Marshmallow could be expected.
GALAXY J5(2nd Gen)-
The Galaxy J5 is on the other hand much less powerful than the Galaxy J7 sporting a 5.2 inch 720p display , 2 gigs of RAM running of a quad core processor and supporting 16 gigs of internal storage.There is not much improvement except for a slightly bigger size and half a gigabyte of more RAM.The J5 will also be running Lollipop v5.1 out of the box and updates for Marshmallow cannot be confirmed as of now.
Both the devices are undoubtedly budget range smartphones and considering this , the build quality is quite on the inferior side with Samsung opting for a metal frame and plastic rear.These are obviously not the premium of Samsung devices and if you’re looking for something with a more powerful and premium feel head over to the Samsung S or A series.
Is anyone planning on picking up these redone, improved devices? Let us know how excited are you or what are you thinking about this new revamped Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J5. 😀