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Just less than a month ago, Android Marshmallow was still a no-go for Samsung Galaxy J7. But the Korean company has recently launched the new Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 smartphones, complete with the latest Android operating system. Considering that both models are under the budget line, people now have a cheaper option for a Samsung mobile device.

What do the new models in the Galaxy J Series have to offer?

  • A premium metal frame that is quite impressive given the phone’s price point. Although the mobile device is less pricey, it looks high quality and high end.
  • Galaxy J5 boasts of a Super AMOLED display that measures 5.2 inches. The technology allows for a thinner design that is energy efficient, and is less reflective. This allows you to use the device outdoors without the nuisances that other types of display have. With a resolution of 720×1280 pixels, the display is not bad at all.
  • Runs on Android marshmallow that comes with nifty features, such as Google Now on Tap, improved cut and paste process, Google Voice Search right from the lock screen, Smart Lock for passwords, and power saving exceptions for inactive apps.
  • Equipped with 1.6 GHz quad-core chip and 2 GB of RAM that offers impressive performance, even when multitasking.
  • 16 GB of internal storage is pretty small, but the addition of a microSD expansion slot resolves the issue on limited storage space. The comeback of the microSD expansion is an indication that Samsung is not entirely oblivious of its critics and the users’ needs for an extended storage capacity.
  • Improved battery life and performance with a 3,300 mAh battery.

When it comes to the camera setup, the Samsung Galaxy J7 shares the same features as the Galaxy J5 – a 5 MP front camera and a 13 MP rear camera. Given that the smartphone is one of the budget devices from Samsung, the features listed above make it a worthy investment.

The bad news is Samsung Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 are, at the moment, only available in limited locations – India and South Korea. It is expected to be launched in Europe sometime soon, but not anywhere else. At least, the company has yet to announce as to whether or not the phones in the J series would be available in other regions.

The good news is Samsung continues to release new smartphones with the latest Android OS, and with better features. Time to get your hands on any of the new Galaxy J series.