Samsung Galaxy J5 preview: First look

The Samsung Galaxy J5 is one of Samsung’s two new budget offerings, the other being the J7. The two phones undercut the previous launched E-series devices with more aggressive pricing while offering nearly identical specifications.

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Samsung Galaxy J5 official images

The J5 is a typical budget smartphone with its compact dimensions and low-end specifications. The phone will be competing against the likes of the new Moto G in various emerging markets.

Samsung Galaxy J5 at a glance

  • 5.0-inch 1280×720 resolution Super AMOLED display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset
  • 1.5GB RAM
  • 8GB storage with microSD and USB OTG support
  • 13 megapixel rear camera with LED flash and 1080p video recording
  • 5 megapixel front camera with LED flash and 1080p video recording
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, 4G LTE
  • Dual SIM support
  • FM Radio
  • 2600mAh removable battery
  • Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

The Galaxy J5 seems to check all the key boxes and is reasonably well-equipped for a Samsung device in this price range. We’ll have to see how that translates to real-world usage.

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