Samsung Electronics is facing a refresh of its entry-level smartphones. The Galaxy J5 (2017) and Galaxy J7 (2017) come with a reworked design and more powerful hardware. Compared with its predecessors, however, the price is likely to rise.
Although the focus of the trade press such as smartphone enthusiasts is, of course, more on high-end devices, the genuine cash registers can be found in the product portfolio of most manufacturers but in the beginner and middle class. In the Samsung home, it is no different: not the Galaxy S or Galaxy Note flagship series recently led the sales figures, but the Galaxy J3 (2016) and Galaxy J5 (2016).
Just those “bread and butter” smartphones of the South Korean company will soon be upgraded, reports mobile radio operator Roland Quandt. Samsung will obviously match the front to the Galaxy-A series, as a picture of the new Galaxy J5 (2017) occupied. Compared to their direct predecessors, the smartphones of the 2017 Galaxy-J-Series would thus receive a significantly higher-quality design.
On the now metal back, Samsung is, however, by surprise, new ways and not only integrates two antenna strips in wide open U-shape but places camera sensor and flashlight also vertically one below the other.
A decent upgrade will also be under the hood. The Galaxy J5 (2017) and Galaxy j7 (2017) now use an Exynos 7870, whose eight A53 cores clocked at 1.6 GHz. The RAM of the J5 (2017) is 2 GB of RAM, the larger brother has 1 GB of RAM more. The internal memory should amount to 16 GB on both models. Compared to the competition, such as the favorable Honor 6X with 32 GB, the Galaxy J5 (2017) and Galaxy J7 (2017) would have the look:
Galaxy J Series (2017) with bored cameras
The Galaxy J5 (2017) is to get a 5.2-inch display with HD resolution, the Galaxy J7 (2017) pushes with a screen diagonal of 5.5 inches into the Phablet category and triggers with Full HD. Both models are also on the front and back a 13 MP camera. The aperture is reportedly at f / 1.7, at the front at f / 1.9.
Further features include a fingerprint scanner integrated into the Home button as well as a rechargeable battery, which in the Galaxy J5 (2017) shrinks a little to 3.000 mAh and at the Galaxy J7 (2017) to 3.600 mAh. The EIA is to be at the Galaxy J5 (2017) to 279 euros, the Galaxy J7 (2017), however, to beat with 339 euros. Both models are expected in June.