After launching Galaxy J3 Prime in the U.S, it seems like Samsung is prepping to launch three new models of Galaxy J5(2017). As per the reports, the three models have recently been approved by the Federal Communications Commission(FCC). In case you don’t know, FCC regulates the use of wireless spectrum in the Unites States.
The three variants of the Galaxy J5(2017) include SM-J530GM, SM-530YM/DS, and the SM-J530GM/DS. However, the FCC document only reveals that there will be three variants. The Samsung Galaxy J5(2017) has been previously spotted on the benchmarking websites like GFXBench and GeekBench.
As per the listings, the Galaxy J5(2017) is expected to feature a 4.8-inch HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. It is supposed to be powered by an octa-core Samsung’s Exynos 7870 chipset clocked at 1.5GHz. The device is speculated to come with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Besides, there will be an expandability option via a micro SD card.
The Galaxy J5(2017) will have a 13-megapixel camera with autofocus and a LED flash on the rear. There will be a 13-megapixel sensor up front as well. It will run Samsung skinned Android Nougat out-of-the-box, and the connectivity options will include Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, and WiFi. The device also received Bluetooth certification from the Bluetooth Special Interest Group(SIG).
To recap, the old Galaxy J5 packed 5-inch HD screen and is powered by a Snapdragon 410 chipset clocked at 1.2GHz. The processor is coupled with 1.5GB of RAM, and there were two storage options available including 8 and 16GB. The device featured a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera, and it packed a 2,600mAh battery under the hood.
In comparison, the Galaxy J5(2017) seems to be packing slightly upgraded innards while the screen size is reduced a bit. Samsung is notorious for releasing as many devices as possible and leaving more options for people to choose.