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Manual Confirms Samsung Galaxy J5 & J7 UI Same As Galaxy S6

June 3, 2015 - Written By Diego Macias

Samsung has decided to make the naming system for their smartphones a little easier to remember, now the names consist on a single letter that indicates some features or build quality of the handsets and the number next to it indicates the screen size among other configurations. We first heard of the Galaxy A series, consisting in 3 mid-range devices featuring a metallic build, the Galaxy E series left out the metal and opted for a more conventional plastic construction. Then the Galaxy J1 came along, being an entry-level smartphone and it wasn’t much later when we starting hearing rumors about two more members of this series, the Galaxy J5 and the Galaxy J7.

Then, these two devices got certified, confirming their existence as well as some of the specs that would go along with them, although they have been inconsistent. The Galaxy J5 is supposed to integrate a 5-inch screen with HD resolution, its processor is said to support 64-bit architectures and it will be octa-core at 1.2 GHz along 1.5 GB of RAM. The dimensions of this device are 142 x 73 x 8.5 mm and its weight is 149 grams. The Galaxy J7 is larger because its screen measures 5.5 inches though it keeps the same HD resolution resulting in dimensions of 152.4 x 79.2 x 7.9 mm and its weight is 170 grams. The processor is a little faster at 1.4 GHz, but it is once again octa-core with 64-bit architecture.

A new report has some new details about these two smartphones thanks to their manuals that have been found. They seem to be running the same version of the TouchWiz UX on top of Android 5.0.2 found on the Galaxy S6, so even if the name suggest that these are entry-level phones, they don’t only have decent specs but also a nice software. The Smart Manager, that lets users control how RAM and internal memory is handled is included as well as an app to make use of the FM radio. The manuals confirm that a removable battery is part of both phones and the Wide Selfie mode will be available in the 5-megapixel front-facing shooter they include.