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[Representative Image] In Picture: A Samsung mobile phone and accessories shop in capital Nairobi March 3, 2016.REUTERS/Noor Khamis

After weeks of speculation, Samsung has officially launched the 2016 series of the company's popular mid-range smartphones — the Galaxy J7 and J5 — in China.

Among the two, the Galaxy J7 (2016) is the higher-end phone. It sports a 5.5-inch full-HD super-AMOLED screen with a metal-frame around the edges to provide a sturdy structure to protect against accidental falls. Also, the use of a high-quality metal alloy makes the mid-range device look premium.

Under the hood, it comes packed with a 1.6GHz octa-core SoC (System-on-Chip), 3GB RAM, 16GB inbuilt memory and a 3,300mAh battery, which can keep the device running for close to 354 hours in standby mode.

The Galaxy J5 (2016) is a watered-down version of the Galaxy J7 (2016). It flaunts the same design language with metal frame, but comes with a smaller 5.2-inch HD super-AMOLED screen.

It houses a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB inbuilt memory and a 3,100mAh battery.

Both the new Galaxy J7 and J5 series phones house the same camera hardware. They feature a 13MP primary camera with LED flash, autofocus and f/1.9 aperture, and a 5MP front-snapper with f/1.9 aperture and dedicated LED flash.

As of now, the company has not announced the release and price details of the new Samsung phones.

Watch this space for more updates on the new Samsung Galaxy J series.

Will Samsung release the Galaxy J7 (2016) and J5 (2016) in India?

Samsung is most likely to roll out the new Galaxy J7 and J5 series as their predecessors were bestselling smartphones for the company in 2015.

It is interesting note Samsung is hosting an event in India March 31. Many believe the company will announce the availability and price details of the aforementioned devices then.

Key features of Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) and Galaxy J5 (2016):

Models Galaxy J7 (2016) Galaxy J5 (2016)
Display 5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) super AMOLED screen 5.2-inch HD (1280x720p) super AMOLED screen
OS Android OS Android OS
Processor 1.6GHz octa-core CPU 1.2GHz quad-core CPU
RAM 3GB 2GB
Storage 16GB, expandable up to 128GB 16GB, expandable up to 128GB
Camera
  • Main: 13MP camera with LED flash, autofocus, f/1.9 aperture
  • Front: 5MP camera with f/1.9 aperture, LED flash
  • Main: 13MP camera with LED flash, autofocus, f/1.9 aperture
  • Front: 5MP camera with f/1.9 aperture, LED flash
Battery 3300mAh;
  • Standby time: close to 354 hours
3100mAh;
  • Standby time: close to 369 hours
Network 4G-LTE 4G-LTE
Add-ons Dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), NFC (Near Field Communication), USB v2.0, GPS/GLONASS Dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), NFC (Near Field Communication), USB v2.0, GPS/GLONASS
Dimensions 151.7 x 76.0 x 7.8 mm 145.8 x 72.3 x 8.1 mm
Weight 170 g 159 g
Colours gold, white and pink gold, white and pink
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