Thursday, 18 June 2015

Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J5 officially announced: Smartphone with front-facing LED flash

Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J5 officially announced: smartphones with front-facing LED flashes
After showing up in various leaked photos over the last few weeks, the Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 are now finally official. Samsung announced the two handsets in China, where they're going to be available starting this week, being targeted at young users.

Interestingly, the Galaxy J7 and J5 are Samsung's first smartphones to offer front-facing LED flashes (to complement their 5 MP wide-angle selfie cameras). Besides that, they have many common features, including: LTE, dual SIM capabilities, 1.5 GB of RAM, 16 GB of expandable storage space, and 13 MP rear cameras with f/1.9 aperture. The J7 is more powerful than the J5, as it uses an octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor. The Galaxy J7 is also larger, sporting a 5.5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, while including a bigger battery (3000 mAh).

The Galaxy J5 offers a 5-inch 720p display, it's powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, and has a 2600 mAh battery inside.

Both the Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J5 run Android 5.1 Lollipop, and will be available in China in three color versions: black, white, and gold. The J7 will cost 1,798 CNY (around $289), while the J5 will be sold for 1,398 CNY (around $225).

At the moment, we don't know if the Galaxy J7 and J5 will be released in other markets. Would you be interested in buying any of the two?