The Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) bearing the model number SM-J530 has been leaked in 16 new renders published by industry insider Roland Quandt on Monday. The upcoming entry-level Android smartphone is shown in four colors, all of which were previously shown in another leak from earlier this month, though the latest set of renders showcases the handset from more angles, revealing more details about Samsung's upcoming device.
Apart from indicating that the Galaxy J5 (2017) will stick with the design language of its predecessor and ship with a screen that features a conventional 16:9 aspect ratio, the newly released renders also show that the phone will boast a dedicated microSD card slot alongside what looks like an SD card slot, though its predecessor didn't support the latter. The SIM card will be inserted into a slot on the opposite side of the handset, right above its physical Power button. Unlike the recently launched Galaxy S8 lineup, the Galaxy J5 (2017) won't sport a volume rocker and will instead be equipped with separate physical buttons for volume controls located on the left side of its case, the renders suggest. According to previous reports, the smartphone will be powered by Samsung's proprietary Exynos 7870 system-on-chip (SoC) and 2GB of RAM, feature 16GB of flash memory, and boast a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display panel with a resolution of 1280 by 720 pixels that's said to be protected with 2.5D glass. The main camera setup of the phone will allegedly consist of a 13-megapixel sensor with an aperture of f/1.7, while its front shooter is said to be a 13-megapixel affair with slightly narrower aperture of f/1.9.
The Galaxy J5 (2017) will likely ship with Android 7.0 Nougat running out of the box, coupled with Samsung's proprietary mobile software suite. The South Korean tech giant already started refreshing its entry-level and mid-range offerings earlier this year and is expected to announce the successor to the Galaxy J5 (2016) in the coming months, before it starts teasing the launch of its high-end Galaxy Note 8 that's scheduled to be released in the second half of the year, presumably around early fall. More details on Samsung's future product lineup will likely be available shortly.