Budget-centered Galaxy J series from Samsung gets an updated design, build and an overall system upgrades from last year’s model. Samsung introduces 3 of the top-selling Galaxy J devices, the Galaxy J3, Galaxy J5 and the Galaxy J7 for 2017 lineup.
The most affordable among the three is the Galaxy J3 (2017). For this year, the new handset gets a metal housing with a 5-inch 720p TFT LCD display. The handset is powered by a Quad-core Exynos 7570 processor running at 1.4GHz and is paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage.
For imaging, the Galaxy J3 (2017) comes with a 13 Megapixel main camera and of course is supported by an LED flash while the front is equipped with a 5 Megapixel shooter which should be enough for taking Selfies and engaging in video calls.
The handset runs Android 7.0 Nougat and includes a 2400 mAh battery, dual SIM support is included and is compatible with major LTE networks.
Next, we have the new Galaxy J5 (2017) while is also in full metal and has a large 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display in HD 720p resolutions. Powering the new handset is an Exynos 7870 chipset with 8-core processor at 1.6GHz. It includes 2GB of RAM and an expandable 16GB of internal storage space. For photo enthusiasts, the handset is equipped with a 13 Megapixel cameras for both the front and back with a dedicated flash for both sensors.
As for the rest of the specs, the Galaxy j5 (2017) runs Android 7.x Nougat and comes with a 3000 mAh embedded battery and measures 146.30 x 71.30 x 7.90mm.
The top of the line variant of the three is the new Galaxy J7 (2017) and is also the biggest of the trio. It comes with a larger 5.5-inch 1080p Full-HD Super AMOLED display and is wrap by a full metal chassis. Powering the handset is an 8-core Exynos 7870 chipset running at 1.6GHz. It includes 3GB of RAM and an expandable 16GB of internal storage.
For camera lovers, the Galaxy J7 (2017) comes equipped with nonetheless 13 Megapixel camera from both the front and back with a dedicated LED flash on each sensors.
For the rest of the specs, we have Android 7.0 Nougat running with an ample 3600mAh battery pack embedded into the device. Also specific for the Galaxy J7 (2017) is its iP54 certification for splash resistance to at least give users the confidence of bringing their device even under the rain.
These devices supports dual SIM slots with LTE connectivity except for the Galaxy J3 which only has one SIM slot. other connectivity options are all included such as the following: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS with USB-C for the Galaxy J7 while a standard microUSB port dominates both on the Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J3. One special feature for the Galaxy J7 and the Galaxy J5 is that they both have a fingerprint sensor mounted on the home button of these devices.
The Galaxy J5 (2017) will be come later this month while the Galaxy J7 (2017) should be coming next month. As for the Galaxy J3, the handset is available in the US but for the rest of the world, Samsung plans to roll out the handset by August. Prices will vary from market to market and they should be ready as the handsets get launched on the market from each respective regions.