A Samsung Galaxy sign is seen at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event
A Samsung Galaxy sign is seen at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2015 event in New York August 13, 2015.REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Samsung didn't utter a word on whether it will release its mid-range smartphones -- the Galaxy J5 (2016) and Galaxy J7 (2016) -- in Europe or not at the time of its launch, but the devices have been spotted online, giving a hint that its launch in the region is not far off. The devices were first released in China last month.

In what could come as a disappointment for Samsung fans, the Galaxy J7 for European customers comes with a few downgraded features. The Galaxy J5 (2016) has been listed on the company's France website and the Galaxy J7 (2016) has been spotted on Samsung Spain.

The Galaxy J7 (2016) that was released in China last month has a metal frame, sports a 5.5-inch full HD Super AMOLED touchscreen with 1,080x1,920 pixels (401 ppi pixel density), and measures 151.7x76x7.8 mm in dimension. Under the hoods, it has a 1.6GHz octa-core processor, an Android 5.1 Lollipop, a 16GB internal memory (expandable up to 128GB via microSD card), a 3GB RAM, a 13MP main camera with f/1.9 aperture, 28mm, autofocus and LED flash, a 5MP front-snapper with f/1.9 aperture and LED flash, and a 3,300 mAh battery.

However, the one listed on Samsung Spain comes with a price tag of €299 and with a few feature downgrades. The Galaxy J7 (2016) for European market has 720x1280 pixels compared to 1,080x1,920 pixels seen in the one released in China. The Chinese variant has 3GB RAM but the European model has only 2GB RAM.

The Galaxy J5 (2016) and Galaxy J7 (2016) have been listed online, but Samsung is yet to announce their availability in the region.

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