Samsung’s Galaxy J5 2017 goes on sale in Europe beginning June 22nd according to a German retailer who has already released details regarding the new smartphone on its website. The details include the internal specifications and shipping price of the handset, with retailer Cyberport selling the device for 279 Euros, or roughly around $313.
As for the device specifications, according to the retailer, the Galaxy J5 2017 will be powered by an octa-core Exynos 7870 chipset comprised of eight ARM Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.6GHz. The device will also have a 720p Super AMOLED display. The handset will have 16GB of internal flash storage for holding files, games, apps, and media. The internal storage is also expandable using a microSD card and backups can be also done using the Samsung Cloud, so 16GB doesn’t necessarily have to be the maximum amount of space for users with this device as there are alternatives. Both the rear and front-facing cameras have 13-megapixel sensors, with the front camera capable of taking wide-angle selfies. Including a high-resolution front camera and a wide-angle selfie option allows the handset to better compete against the cheaper offerings of Chinese manufacturers, especially in the Asian markets. The camera app now also allows for adjusting the position of the capture button for more convenient one-handed use.
In terms of security, the Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 now sports a fingerprint scanner which can be used to unlock the device and log-into websites. If users have reservations using a fingerprint scanner there are other security options available including using a PIN and/or Password. The Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 also has a dual-SIM version available, allowing users of unlocked devices to connect to two networks at the same time. The phone is also equipped with an LTE Cat. 6 modem and an NFC module. Externally, the device has a metal casing with a non-protruding camera, similar to what previous leaks have claimed and the smartphone will be available in black, blue, and gold variants. For the software, the device will have Android 7.0 Nougat installed. Given that the device has now launched in Europe, it’s possible that the device could end up launching in other regions around the globe as well.