Samsung launches Galaxy J5 (2016) and Galaxy J7 (2016) in South Korea

After unveiling the Galaxy J5 (2016) and Galaxy J7 (2016) in China, the South Korean company brings the smartphones to its home country. Thus, customers residing in South Korea can get their hands on both of these handsets via KT, a local carrier, which will be selling the J5 (2016) and J7 (2016) for KRW 290,000 and KRW 363,000, respectively. Note that only two color options have been launched for now – Black and Gold.


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Galaxy J5 (2016), which is the smaller of the two, sports a 5.2 inch HD Super AMOLED display. The device is powered by a quad-core 1.2 GHz processor which is accompanied by 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD). A 3,100 mAh battery will provide the juice to run the J5 (2016). As far as the optics of the device are concerned, Samsung J5 (2016) will host a 13 MP rear camera along with a 5 MP front facing shooter. The smartphone supports LTE and NFC, while the 145.8 x 72.3 x 8.1mm device weighs just 159 grams.

Moving on the larger sibling, Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) features a 5.5 inch HD Super AMOLED display. The device will be powered by comparatively powerful – Octa-core 1.6 GHz processor which will be accompanied by 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD). A 3,300 mAh battery will act as the power source for the smartphone. J7 (2016) hosts same cameras as the J5 (2016) – 13 MP rear shooter and a 5 MP front facing camera. J7 (2016) weighs 170 grams and measures 151.7 x 76 x 7.8mm. Of course, the smartphone supports LTE and NFC too. Note that South Korean Galaxy J7 features 720p display and 2GB RAM whereas the Chinese version came with FullHD display and 3GB RAM.

Samsung has also promised a few more launches soon. Apparently the Galaxy J3 (2016) will be coming to South Korea soon. In addition to that, the Galaxy J7 (2016), though it is already being sold, and the J5 (2016) will soon be officially announced in Europe.

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