Samsung appears to be gearing up to release its mid-range smartphones, the Galaxy J5 (2016) and Galaxy J7 (2016), now that the Galaxy S7 has been unveiled. The devices have cleared the Chinese telecom equipment certification authority TENAA's certification, giving a clear hint that their launch is imminent.
Samsung hasn't announced the release date of the Galaxy J5 (2016) and Galaxy J7 (2016) but they are expected to come in June like its predecessors. It wouldn't come as a surprise if they are released early.
Pictures and specifications of the devices have now been spotted on TENAA. They resemble their predecessors, but looks more elegant, and may feature metal frame.
Samsung Galaxy J5 sports a 5.2-inch AMOLED display with 720×1,280 pixels, measures 145.7×72.3×7.9 mm in dimension and weighs 155.4 g, according to TENAA. The device will come in four colours – white, Gold, Pink and Gold – and support GSM, TD-SCDMA, TD-LTE, LTE FDD and WCDMA.
The device was earlier spotted on GFXBench benchmark with a 5.2-inch display with a 1,280x720 pixels, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, an Adreno 306 GPU and Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. It's also reported that it will come packed with a 16GB internal memory, 2GB RAM, a 12MP main camera, and a 5MP front-snapper.
On the other hand, two variants of the Galaxy J7 (2016) – SM-J7108 and SM-J7109 – have been spotted on TENAA. Both the models are seen with 5.5-inch display with 1,920×1,080 pixels and 151.7×75.9×7.6 mm dimension. May be the two models will be different only in patches, like weight connectivity.
The Galaxy J7 (2016) was earlier spotted with a 5.5-inch display with 1,920x1,080 pixels, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor clocking at 1.5GHz, Adreno 405 GPU and Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on GFXBench. It was also seen with an Exynos 7870 processor, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and a 2GB RAM on Geekbench benchmark. There are also reports that it will come packed with a 10GB internal storage, 3GB RAM, 12MP main camera and a 5MP front-snapper.
The Galaxy J5 (2016) and Galaxy J7 (2016) had earlier passed the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Bluetooth SIG certifications, so their release should not be far off.