It was only a couple of days ago when I penned an article about the rumored Galaxy E-series, specifically the SM-E500F, and now we’re seeing reports that this is indeed the Galaxy E5 handset together with its specifications. We also have reports of the Galaxy E7 and we have details of its specifications, too. Let’s take a look at the Galaxy E5 first, which is based around a new generation, 64-bit, Quad-Core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor with 2 GB of RAM. There’s 16 GB of internal storage plus MicroSD card support, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera paired up with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. It’ll be just 6.9mm thick and will weigh 140g. The E5 packs a 5.0-inch AMOLED screen, which we believe is 720p resolution, and is powered by a 2,300 mAh battery.
The Samsung Galaxy E7, model number SM-E700F, is based around the same 64-bit, Quad-Core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor backed up by 2 GB of RAM. It has a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 5-megapixel front facer, plus 16 GB of internal storage with a MicroSD card slot. It’s a little thicker at 7.2mm and has a 720p 5.5-inch Super AMOLED screen. It also packs a 2,950 mAh battery. Both the E7 and the E5 will use Android Lollipop under the new Samsung user interface, so they’ll behave in a similar way to the current and last generation S4 / S5 and Note 3 / Note 4 devices. The rumor points that both the E5 and E7 will have non-removable batteries and it’s unclear if they’ll have metal or plastic bodies. Also, as these devices haven’t been officially announced, we don’t know the pricing or availability. We may not see these devices announced until early in the New Year and if so, they might not be hitting shelves until February or even March.
I’m encouraged that Samsung have adopted the newer generation 64-bit Snapdragon 410 processor for these devices. This is the successor to the very popular Snapdragon 400 chipset, which has seen service in all manner of smartphones and tablets. The Snapdragon 410 is reckoned to be around 25% quicker whilst using less battery too and of course, having 2 GB of memory is not going to hurt here, either! And whilst the E5 and E7 are mid-range devices, we may see some new, unannounced, features that could represent a forerunner to what Samsung might give the S6 a little later in 2015. What do you, our readers, think to the two mid-range E-series Samsung devices? Let us know in the comments below.