After a series of leaks and speculations, Samsung has finally refreshed their budget lineup with the announcement of new Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 in China. The much acclaimed low-end handsets have improved a lot in terms of specifications and are flaunting metal aesthetics we’re used to seeing on company’s A series phones.


First, let’s talk about the pricier one, the Galaxy J7. It comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display with a pixel density of 402 ppi which will look absolutely stunning given Samsung’s history in screen qualities. Under the hood, there’s an Octa-Core Exynos processor clocked at 1.6GHz along with 3GB of RAM and a mammoth-sized 3300 mAh battery. Internal storage is limited to 16GB, however, it can be expanded up to 128GB via a MicroSD card.


The J7 packs a 13MP rear camera coupled with a 5MP front facing shooter. Both lenses come with f/1.9 aperture promising better low-light shots and dual-tone flashes. On the connectivity side, it supports Dual SIM, 4G LTE, NFC and all the other basic hardware. It will be available in sand gold, silver/white and metallic pink color options.

The other part of the story includes a much less powerful smartphone, the Galaxy J5. It sports a 5.2-inches HD Super AMOLED display, powered by Quad-Core processor clocked at 1.2Ghz along with 2GB of RAM and 3100 mAh battery. Surprisingly, Samsung has provided the same camera and networking hardware available on the J7 here too.

The new handsets overall, look spectacular especially the Galaxy J7 which will help Samsung to stand in the market of new brands with exceptional products at bargain prices. It all comes down to the pricing which is not yet disclosed. Both the smartphones are available to order in China from today. International release is also unspecified, but we’re quite sure India will be on the list.

Update: India launch is stated for Thursday, March 31st.

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Shubham is based out of Ahmedabad, India and is studying to be a Computer Engineer, while specializing in mobile applications. He loves covering what's new in the smartphone space and aims to make it his primary profession some day.