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Samsung Electronics profit beats expectations as hopes rise for smartphone recovery. In Picture: Employees walk in the main office building of Samsung Electronics in Seoul, South Korea, January 6, 2016.Reuters File

Samsung released two J series devices – the Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 – in June 2015 and it appears to be planning to come out with their successors. Some reports state that the Galaxy J5 (2016) and Galaxy J7 (2016) would be launched earlier than expected.

It was earlier reported that the South Korean electronics giant might release a 2016 edition of the Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 in June, by the time its successors complete a year cycle in the market. However, the devices have now passed Bluetooth SIG certification (via SamMobile), which can be taken as a hint of an early launch.

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) with model number SM-J510FN was earlier spotted on Zauba -- a website that keeps a track of imports and exports in India, which was for evaluation. It comes with a price tag of Rs 17,031 though its actual price is bound to be different when it hits the stores. 

The device sports a 5.2-inch display with 1,280x720 pixels, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor and Adreno 306 GPU. It would run on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, according to details provided by GFXBench (via Gadgetzarena). It is also expected to have a 16GB internal memory, 2GB RAM, a 12MP main camera and a 5MP front-snapper.

On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) has been spotted with model number SM-J710FN. The device has an Exynos 7870 processor, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and a 2GB RAM, according to Geekbench benchmark (via SamMobile). 

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