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Samsung Galaxy J5 And Galaxy J7 Are The Next Devices To Join The Galaxy J Series

April 8, 2015 - Written By Cory McNutt

In an effort to ‘reorganize‘ their smartphone offerings, Samsung now has the Galaxy S series as its main flagship device and the Galaxy Note devices as their phablet flagship.  After that, they are offering a new single-letter naming convention – the higher mid-range devices are the Galaxy A3, A5 and A7 with Super AMOLED displays, a metal frame and higher resolution front-facing cameras (FFC).  Next in line, they have their mid-range smartphone, the Galaxy ‘E’ series range of less expensive models.  The Galaxy ‘J’ series will cover the lower-midrange area with 64-bit processors and 4G LTE.  If all of this sounds confusing, it was far worse before this reorganization.

The Samsung Galaxy J1 (shown above) made its debut the first part of January in India.  It has slowly spread out to the Netherlands and Germany, and more recently to the Philippines…costing about $122 USD.  Our source now gives us some exclusive information about the Galaxy J1 follow-ups – the Galaxy J5 and the Galaxy J7 and they shared as much information as they could regarding the two devices.

We know that both devices will sport a HD TFT LCD display with the Galaxy J5 coming in at 5-inches with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.  Processing power comes from a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (MSM8916) that can be clocked up to 1.4GHz.  It will pack 1.5GB of RAM with 8GB of internal storage, although it will have a microSD card slot available for expansion.  Both devices will have either a 13MP or 8MP main camera and a 5MP FFC.  The device will be powered by a 2600mAh battery, have an 8.5 mm profile and weigh in at 149 grams.  Complete with Android Lollipop and handle 4G LTE networks.

The Galaxy J7 will sport a larger 5.5-inch HD display with either a 1.2GHz or 1.5GHz octa-core Marvel PXA1936 processor with 1.5GB of RAM and 4GB/8GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot for expansion and a 3000mAh battery.  The Galaxy J7 will only be 7.9 mm thin and weigh in at 170 grams.  It will carry either the 13MP or 8MP main camera and the larger 5MP FFC for selfies and video chatting.  It too, will come with Android Lollipop out-of-the-box and be 4G LTE ready.  No pricing is available on either the Galaxy J5 or J7 as of yet.