Samsung have made new additions to their Galaxy J-series line-up of 2017. Joining the new Galaxy J3 (2017) will be the Galaxy J5 (2017) and the Galaxy J7 (2017) respectively. All of these models will feature Android Nougat out of the box with Samsung’s custom UI baked in. While the Galaxy J3 had already previously been announced by the company, the Galaxy J5 and the Galaxy J7 each have only been announced prematurely as the phones do not feature on the company’s website.
The J7 will feature a splash resistant body, making it IP54 certified – a first in the J series line. The other two releases won’t be getting the same treatment however. The J7 will also be the only one with a 5.5-inch 1080p screen and also a USB Type-C port. Even the front-facing camera is quite impressive with a 13MP sensor and its own dedicated flash. The J7 also has the same camera on the rear as well. It will come with 3GB of RAM and a favourable battery capacity of 3,600mAh.
As for the J5, it will receive a 5.2-inch 720p display, similar to the resolution found on the J3, but will be an AMOLED display which is also found on the J7. It will feature the same processor as the J7 – a Samsung Exynos 7870 chipset with 16GB of internal storage. It will have a battery capacity of 3,000mAh and a 13MP camera on the back. The phone also comes with 2GB of RAM and a selfie camera at 5MP.
All three models feature metal bodies, with designs similar to the flagship S8 and while their hardware specs are mid-range. The design is not all borrowed from the Galaxy S8, and does not feature the infinity display, but does well to make the screen look as close to the edge as possible. The J3 will cost buyers $245, the J5 will come with a price tag of $279 and the J7 will be available for a price of $382. The J3 is already available through AT&T and going to be available from August. The J5 will be available by the end of June and the J7 will be made available in July.
The Galaxy J-series handsets feature decent specifications if users are looking for premium quality. The J-line had of late been useful to the company as it cushioned the fall of sales from the Note 7. The European market has taken a liking to Samsung’s premium mid-range offerings and Samsung would want to take advantage of that as well.