Samsung will be unveiling the J5 Prime any time now, with the handset already having appeared in a few leaks. Of the most recent news uncovered about the phone, the 2018 J5 Prime has just been given certification by the US FCC.
Previous leaks had shown the phone’s GFXBench scores, revealing the handset’s display resolution, chipset and camera capabilities. Judging by the specifications, Samsung seems to be sticking to the same formula of carrying mid-range specifications for budget-oriented markets, using the same design and bare necessities covered. We won’t be expecting the J5 Prime to wow us in performance, nor will we be expecting regular updates on the phone. Nevertheless, the company’s J series handsets have done well in developing countries like India, in terms of sales, so a mandatory yearly refresh would be about time. While the specifications do carry a few notable improvements, the price bracket should fall along the same lines as previous models.
As mentioned in a report from Digit, the FCC listing indicated that the handset would feature dual-SIM capabilities and will follow the model name SM-G571F/DS. It is expected for an early 2018 launch. The phone is also said to come with 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, Wi-Fi, GPS, and will be powered by a non-removable battery. All the standard essentials are found on the phone. Of course, considering the series, it will probably not feature any water-proof certification.
What we can expect in the phone, is the Exynos 7570 quad-core processor along with 3GB of RAM with 32GB of internal storage. The display is going to be a 4.8-inch HD resolution screen and the software is going to be the run of the mill Android Nougat 7.1. The at the back, will be a single 12MP sensor and on the front, we will get to see an 8MP camera for selfies. The J5 Prime’s features may also fall into the larger and more capable J7 Prime as well, when it comes out. The previous model featured a 5-inch display with the same resolution and a 2,400mAh battery.
Hopefully, Samsung will not include the Bixby button into the new range of J-series phones and may consider adding a beefier battery to the mix. Other budget phones have managed to break the mould by offering large batteries for power users that last for well over the day. We may also see the new handset featuring even slimmer bezels than last time around.