We have known since months that Samsung is planning to reboot its Galaxy J series of smartphones. The lineup will see some new phones, or new versions of the previous ones, being launched this year. Of those devices, the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) and Galaxy J7 (2016) have already been certified by Bluetooth SIG almost a month ago, but the specs were still unknown.
But finally, both the phones have passed through TENAA today, which is the Chinese regulatory commission. As expected, the real photos of the phones have been given on the TENAA site along with their specs.
The Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) features a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED FullHD screen. It comes with a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and laser autofocus, and there’s a 5MP selfie camera as well. The phone is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor along with 2GB RAM and 16GB onboard storage expandable up to 64GB.
On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) sports a 5.5-inch FullHD Super AMOLED display. It comes with the same camera setup as the J5 (2016). The new J7 is powered by a 1.6GHz/1.5GHz octa-core processor coupled with 3GB RAM and 16GB onboard expandable storage.
Though we would expect Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the new Galaxy J5 (2016) and Galaxy J7 (2016) come with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box. We do hope though that Samsung will update the phones to Marshmallow soon after their release.