Samsung's mid-range smartphone segment went through an overhaul last year, and this resulted in the creation of the Samsung Galaxy J series which earned a lot of praise, on the most part, for good reasons. However, today is all about the Galaxy J 2016 lineup consisting in the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) and Galaxy J7 (2016), which recently debuted in China following countless leaks and rumors. Although there is no official word on when the new series will hit the market worldwide, new evidence suggests that the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016), at least, might be heading for an imminent market release in both Ukraine and Egypt.
All the previous leaks surrounding the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) model aimed for the Chinese market suggested that the terminal is powered by Android 5.1 Lollipop, and when the smartphone was released, Samsung wasn't in a rush to confirm or deny this detail either. But more to the topic at hand, it looks like new firmware based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow for the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) – model number "SM-J510H" – was recently spotted online. The firmware is destined for a couple of regions including Ukraine and Egypt, which is rather odd considering the fact that the new Samsung Galaxy J5 is not available in the aforementioned areas. Well, at least not yet. Judging by the firmware's existence, it's safe to assume that Samsung might be planning on releasing the new Galaxy J5 (2016) outside of China relatively soon. The firmware based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow could be prepared for the smartphone's debut outside of China, or it might be planned for an OTA (over the air) release soon after the handset hits the shelves. Either way, SamMobile reports that the smartphone should eventually become available in a handful of regions, including Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
We expect the International Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) variant to sport roughly the same hardware specifications as the model launched in China. The list includes a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 and a pixel density of 282 pixels per inch, a Snapdragon 410 quad-core SoC featuring four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.2 GHz each, an Adreno 306 graphics chip, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage expandable via microSD by up to an additional 128 GB, and a 13-megapixel main camera complemented by a 5 MP front-facing sensor. All the components draw energy from a generous 3,100 mAh battery.