Samsung has officially launched the Galaxy J5 and J7 2016 editions. Both the phones were first unveiled in March without pricing and availability details. The Galaxy J5 (2016) has been launched at KRW 290,000 (roughly Rs 17,000), while the Galaxy J7 (2016) comes at a price of KRW 363,000 (roughly Rs 21,000), in South Korea . Samsung is yet to announce their global availability.
The Galaxy J7 (2016) comes with a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display with a 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. It is powered by a 1.6GHz octa-core processor (unspecified chipset) coupled with 2GB RAM and 32GB internal memory which is further expandable by up to 128GB via microSD card. It is backed by a 3,300mAh battery.
The Galaxy J5 (2016) on the other hand has a 5.2-inch HD screen and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor (again, unspecified) coupled with 2GB RAM and 16GB of memory which is further expandable by up to 128GB via microSD card. It uses a 3,100mAh battery.
Both the phones sport a 13-megapixel camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel camera on the front. Both the phones run Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based TouchWiz UI and support 4G LTE Cat. 4.
Samsung recently launched the Galaxy J3 (2016) in India at a price of Rs 8,990. The Galaxy J3 (2016) is geared almost exclusively towards bikers, changing the way users ride, according to the company. It brings biking and mobility together thanks to its in-built S Bike Mode. The feature is enabled via NFC for which the phone will ship with a specialised NFC tag.
The feature mutes any incoming call and automatically sends a text to the caller to try calling later. Messages can be pre-recorded in as many as 14 Indian languages. If however the call is urgent, the caller can press 1 to get through. The receiver will then get a distinctive tune to know the call is urgent. But he/she won’t be able to take the call unless he stops his/her bike thanks to an inbuilt motion lock.
Samsung launches Galaxy J5, J7 2016 editions