Samsung has officially launched two new devices: the “smaller” Galaxy E5 and the more phablet-sized Galaxy E7. Samsung has stated that these devices are designed for younger users, and will deliver a “best selfie experience” to those using them.
To enhance the “selfie experience”, Samsung has equipped both devices with front facing 5MP cameras and features including “wide angled selfie (which can cover angles up to 120 degrees), selfie with palm gesture, and selfie with voice command”.
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Both devices have Super AMOLED displays and are 7.3mm thick. Although they aren’t high end devices like the Note 4 or Galaxy S5, they will include features such as Ultra-Power Saving Mode, Private Mode and Multi screen, which are often only included in flagships.
The phablet sized Galaxy SM-E700F is equipped with a 1.2GHz quad core processor, a 5.5-inch display, BT 4.0, a 13MP rear camera with a 5MP front facing camera, 16GB internal memory (expandable up to 64GB via microSD), a 2950 mAh battery, and TouchWiz powered by Android KitKat. Overall dimensions for the device are 151.3 x 77.2 x 7.3mm.
The smaller Galaxy SM-E500F has a 5 inch display, a 1.2 ghz quad core processor, an 8MP rear camera with a 5MP front facing cam, BT 4.0, 16GB internal memory (expandable up to 64GB via microSD), a 2400 mAh battery, and TouchWiz running over Android KitKat. Overall dimensions are 141.6 x 70.2 x 7.3mm.
The devices will launch in India first. Samsung didn’t mention price or which (if any) additional markets the devices would roll out to (or if a Lollipop update is planned), but did say that “features and functions will vary by market”, which would seemingly indicated that the devices may not be limited to India. We will update this article as we learn more.