Samsung unveiled the J series of smartphones last year and to no surprise, the mid-range model was received amazingly well.
This model further strengthened the company’s position as the top seller of smartphones in the world.
Now that 2016 is here, the South Korean tech giant wants to keep on dominating the handset arena. To do this, it unveiled a new Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) edition that is set to go on sale in the next few weeks.
The release of the Galaxy J5 (2016) edition follows the recent release of another J series model, Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) – a show that Samsung wants to dominate the handset industry this year as well.
According to the leaked benchmark test, the new Galaxy J5 comes with a slightly larger screen size of 5.2 inches compared to last year’s 5.0 inches. Despite the slight increase in screen size, there is no change in the resolution as the J5 2016 model retains the 720 by 1280 pixels. In addition, Samsung did not change the processor that comes with this device, keeping the same quad-core Snapdragon 410 that is clocked at a speed of 1.2GHz.
To support this Qualcomm-made processor is an Adreno 306 graphics unit and a much improved RAM of 2GB, which is a step up from last year’s 1.5GB. On camera matters, the J5 will retain the same 13MP and 5MP snappers on the rear and front respectively, just like the predecessor.
As mentioned earlier, Samsung has bumped up the RAM of this year’s edition of Galaxy J5. The same has also happened with the internal memory of the phone as the new version ships with 16GB as compared to last year’s model that only managed 8GB of native storage memory. To power the phone will be an enhanced Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, but there is no word of whether it will be possible to update to the current Android 6.0 Marshmallow at some point.
Being a mid-range smartphone, Samsung is expected to price it moderately. While there is no word of its price, we expect it to be the same price as the release price of the Galaxy J5 (2015) or maybe slightly pricier. Samsung wants to strengthen its market share in developing nations and given the performance of the J series smartphones, offering improved versions seems to be Samsung’s way of trying to capture the mid-range earners that can’t afford high-end devices and are largely found in these regions of the world.