The Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017)
Samsung has just unveiled the 2017 version of its affordable Galaxy J5 smartphone. This mid-range handset has built a solid reputation for punching above its weight and offering a near-premium experience, so let’s see what’s new this time around.
The stylish full-metal J5 (2017) boasts a 5.2-inch Full HD Super AMOLED screen – that’s an impressive display for a mid-range phone, and Samsung describes it as offering a “fantastic viewing experience.”
The 13MP rear-camera should perform well in low light conditions with its f/1.7 aperture, and the front-facing camera also weighs in at 13MP. We’re looking forward to seeing its selfie-taking capabilities.
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Under the hood, there’s now a speedy octa-core 1.6GHz processor chipset paired with 2GB RAM. That’s a serious upgrade over the 2016 J5’s quad-core 1.2GHz processor, so we’re expecting this 2017 version to offer a speedier and smoother all-round performance.
The J5 (2017) also comes with a sizeable 3,000mAh battery and 16GB of inbuilt storage, which can be expanded up to 256GB with a memory card.
A powerful smartphone at an affordable price point…
Here’s what Conor Pierce, Vice President, IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics UK & Ireland, has to say about Samsung's 2017 J series (which also includes the forthcoming J3): “We’re confident that the new Galaxy J series' enhanced design, superb camera technology and high-performance features will continue to appeal to existing and new customers seeking a beautifully designed, powerful smartphone from a premium brand, all at an affordable price point.”
If you'd like to make the Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 your very next smartphone, you can buy one from Carphone Warehouse right now.