Meet the selfie craze with the new announcements of two smartphones from Samsung, where it has decided to cash in on the crazy selfie users. Introduced not one but duo of its Galaxy J series devices, as the Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 smartphones. Both the new phones from Korean giant will be focuscing on the front-facing camera-centric equation, and that too with an LED flash for producing some bright selfies under low lighting conditions.
All in all, the new smartphones from Samsung brings with it a front-facing LED flash for the selfie-focused cameras, and we not only see an increase in pixel count on these but also find improved sensors including wide-angle lenses as well. However, a front-facing LED flash design is something relatively new, though Samsung isn’t exactly the first one to produce this, with the HTC Desire Eye being the first handset to offer this capability, followed by the ASUS ZenFone Selfie. Further, Apple is purported to make the similar move with the September bound iPhone 6s, after a code of string was discovered in iOS 9 beta 1 for developers, suggesting not just improvements in the front-facing camera, but also of the flash as well.
The two new Galaxy J7 and J5 phones belongs to Samsung’s mid-ranger smartphone segment, and despite the addition of a ‘selfie flash’, are outdone in the front-facing camera department, let alone the overall specs when compared to the likes of Desre EYE, ZenFone Selfie, and the Oppo N1 and N3 with their rotating cameras. Here the two J phones fit to take advantage over the competition, it’s their significantly lower price tag owing to the obvious mid-tier specs.
Samsung’s Galaxy J5 and J7 pack a 5-megapixel front-facing camera makes you snap photographs nicely for the avid selfie king / queen, especially in low lighting sceneries. Speaking about the flash, it’s a single LED unit which is more than adequate for a selfie, though the Real Tone or True Tone flash would have really improved the results.
Display on both the Galaxy J5 and J7 features a 720p HD TFT screens, but the J5 sports a 5-inch screen and the Galaxy J7 is moe of a phablet with a massive 5.5-inch. Under the hood, the two J series phone and phablet packs a Snapdragon quad-core CPU, whereas the J7 is powered by Marvell’s ARMADA Mobile PXA1936 (octa-core) chipset, and Qualcomm’s S615 in some instances. Both of the phones carry 1.5GB of RAM, which is good sign when considering such memory on this tier, and will run Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box.
The Galaxy J7 and J5 smartphones flaunts a 13MP primary camera and 16GB of internal storage which can further expandable via microSD card support. Has Dual SIM capabilities and supports 4G LTE connectivity options and are backed by a 3000 mAh and 2600 mAh battery, respectively. Available in black, white, and gold color options.
The two smartphones have only been announced for the Chinese market right now and soon flow over to other markets in the coming few months or so. The Galaxy J5 costs 1,398 CNY around $225, while the Galaxy J7 can be grabbed for $289 (1,798 CNY).