Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy J3 (2017), Galaxy J5 (2017), and Galaxy J7 (2017) in the Netherlands. The first had made its debut last month in a different iteration, while the latter two have been the subject of numerous leaks.
As it turns out, the leaks were pretty accurate after all. The 2017 versions of the Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 are full-metal Nougat-running smartphones that boast of a decidedly Galaxy S7-like design without the dual curves. The antenna bands have been redesigned on the back and both feature fingerprint scanners.
The Galaxy J5 (2017) has been at the receiving end of a ton of improvements. For one, it’s gotten a 13MP (f/1.9) camera on the front and 13MP (f/1.7) shooter on the back. It’s also a bit faster thanks to an octa-core 1.6GHz Exynos 7870 processor and Mali-T830 GPU.
The 5.2-inch Super AMOLED 720p screen stays the same, while battery life has decreased a bit due to a 3000mAh unit. There’s 2GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM inside, with the latter expandable till 256GB. As for the Galaxy J7 (2017), the device is bigger than its counterpart thanks to its 5.5-inch 1080p display.
The Galaxy J7 (2017) also gets a larger capacity 3600mAh powerhouse, 3GB of RAM, IP54 certified splash resistance, and USB Type-C connectivity. Finally, the Galaxy J3 (2017) which has been announced for Europe is a bit different from the one released in the US. The newer one sports 2GB of RAM, a 5MP selfie lens, a 13MP rear shooter, and a 2400mAh battery.
Specifications of the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017):
– Display: 5.5-inch Super AMOLED, 1080 x 1920 pixels
– OS: Android 7.0 Nougat
– Storage: 16GB, expandable up to 256GB
– RAM: 3GB
– CPU: 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 7870
– Battery: 3600mAh
– Camera: 13MP rear, 13MP front
– Connectivity: dual-SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 4.1, USB Type-C
The Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017), Galaxy J5 (2017), and Galaxy J7 (2017) are priced at €219 (roughly Rs 15800), €279 (approx Rs 19600), and €339 (about Rs 24600), respectively. The three will be go up sale in August, June, and July, correspondingly.