Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 edition spotted online

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2015)

The 2016 edition of the Samsung Galaxy J5 has popped up on import/export site Zauba with a few details regarding its features. The phone had landed in India on January 8 for testing purposes and bears the name SM-J510.

If the reports are accurate, the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) will be the sequel to its highly successful predecessor. The Zauba listing doesn’t give away much in terms of specs, only revealing that the phone will carry a 5.2-inch screen with an unknown resolution. This is an incremental upgrade over its previous variant, which flaunted a 5-inch 720p display.

GSM Arena thinks the Galaxy J5 (2016) will also showcase its visuals through the same HD resolution. Of course, Samsung may knock it up to 1080p in order to better compete with phones which have begun offering the feature within the same market segment. Furthermore, both the older model and the J7 were marketed as selfie-focused phones.

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The newer Samsung offering might follow the same tactic and carry a LED flash unit on its front surface. As far as the price of the upcoming device goes, the Zauba page says the phone was imported at Rs 6812 on January 8. An earlier entry on November 24 lists the cost of the handset at Rs 13473. That’s a huge difference in value, with no obvious reason for the disparity.

The latest figure is likely the more accurate one, given how the cost of smartphones usually increases after adding tax and duties. Additionally, the original Galaxy J5 was launched at Rs 11999. Samsung may out the 2016 edition of the handset by February when the Mobile World Congress takes place in Barcelona.