Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) was one of last year’s best selling phones and thus its follow-up is expected with great anticipation. It has leaked multiple times, as has the Galaxy J7 (2017), that has been certified by the FCC among others. Today we get the mother of all leaks, meaning hands on videos of the devices, plus listings on the official Samsung site.
First, the devices were listed in the compatibility section of Kids Mode on Samsung’s website, with their full name and all. Then, a Russian YouTube channel posted mini hands on reviews of both handsets, confirming their looks, features and specs. Both newcomers run on Android 7.0 Nougat and propose a brand new metallic design, which feels quite a bit like the one seen on the leaked HTC Vive phone months ago.
The antenna design is certainly unusual, with a sort of semicircle at the top and bottom of the back side. Another novelty compared to the predecessors is the integration of a fingerprint scanner, which is something the predecessors didn’t have. The brand new Samsung Galaxy J7 packs a 5.5 inch Full HD screen, as well as an octa core Exynos 7870 processor, 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage.
There’s also a 3600 mAh battery in the mix, a 13 MP back camera and a front shooter with the same resolution. Both have LED flashes.
On the other hand, the Galaxy J5 (2017) resorts to a quad core Exynos 7570 processor, but this time offers 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage and a 5.2 inch HD screen. There’s a 13 MP back and front camera. and that’s about it. We should also see a Galaxy J3 (2017), but the rumors about that are minute.