The company’s invite for the event on Thursday features an image of a smartphone, along with the caption, “Unveiling of the latest stars in the Galaxy series.” With a front-facing flash module clearly visible in the image, Samsung appears to be pointing to the launch of its only smartphones with front-facing LED flash – the Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 – though the module is placed differently.
The Samsung Galaxy J5 and Samsung Galaxy J7 were launched first in China last month, priced at CNY 1,398 (roughly Rs. 14,300) and CNY 1,798 (roughly Rs. 18,400) respectively. The Android 5.1-based smartphones are dual-SIM dual standby handsets that will be available in Black, White, and Gold colours.
The Samsung Galaxy J5 features a 5-inch TFT display with a HD screen resolution of 1280×720 pixels. The smartphone is backed by 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 SoC coupled with 1.5GB of RAM. There is 16GB of built-in storage, which is further expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB).
It packs a 2600mAh battery, which is rated to deliver standby time of 342 hours. It sports a 13-megapixel rear autofocus camera with f/1.9 aperture and 5-megapixel front camera. Apart from 4G, the handset supports 3G, Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS, Glonass and Micro-USB. The Galaxy J5 measures 142x73x8.5mm and weighs 149 grams.
The Samsung Galaxy J7 features similar specifications to the Galaxy J5. The only differences in the Galaxy J7 are the larger 5.5-inch TFT display with the same resolution, an octa-core Snapdragon 615 (four 1.4GHz cores + four 1GHz cores), and a 3000mAh battery rated to deliver 354 hours of standby time. The smartphone measures 152.2×79.1×7.9mm and weighs 168 grams.