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(Update: price and availability) Galaxy J5 (2016) and J7 (2016) set to launch in India on May 9th

Samsung India has sent out press invites to an event to be held...tomorrow! The reason? To launch the new Galaxy J5 (2016) and Galaxy J7 (2016)!
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May 9, 2016

Update, May 9: The 2016 editions of the Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 have been officially introduced to the Indian market. The Galaxy J5 (2016) will cost Rs. 13,990 and the Galaxy J7 (2016) Rs. 15,990. Both phones will be available gold, black, or white, with sales set to start from Tuesday, May 10, via Flipkart.

Original post, May 8: While the dog days of May are sadly met with nary a single shot of the next Note, there are still some Samsung smartphones to C. There are also some offerings to actually purchase here and now, and soon two more will be making their way to the Indian market. Fone Arena has indicated that Korea’s number one electronics giant has just sent out press invites for a product launch event set to take place tomorrow, May 9th:

Samsung Press Invite India

The reason for such a sighting? To launch the recent 2016 variants of the Galaxy J phones of course! After making initial waves when they were announced some weeks ago, and then more recently in South Korea, it’s now India’s turn for the Galaxy J5 (2016) and Galaxy J7 (2016) handsets. According to SamMobile, the original Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 are the conglomerate’s best selling smartphones in India at the moment, thus it makes perfect sense to launch the latest loot.

Detailed doings

SAMSUNG GALAXY j5 2016 colors

While pricing and availability have obviously yet to be revealed, given that these products are to premiere in the mid-range segment it is expected Samsung will make them relatively competitive with similar offerings from its competitors. Specs are known however, based on past launches.

The Galaxy J5 (2016) packs a 5.2-inch 720p Super AMOLED display, a 1.2 Ghz Quad Core SoC, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of on-board storage, a 13-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front camera with LED flash, a 3,100 mAh battery, and will ship with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It also includes NFC for support with Samsung Pay.

The Galaxy J7 (2016) packs a larger 5.5-inch 720p Super AMOLED display, a faster 1.6 Ghz Quad Core SoC, 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front camera with LED flash, 16GB of on-board storage, a larger 3,300 mAh battery, and will ship with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It, too, will include NFC for mobile transactions using Samsung Pay.
Samsung Galaxy J5 2015
Both phones feature a metal frame which serves to elevate their more modest specs into a more meaningful premium product.
The mentioned missing information – pricing and avalibility – should be known after the event takes place tomorrow. While the world waits, we want you to sound off! Hit up the comments section and let us know if you think Samsung can take control of the Indian mobile market with these new handsets, and how much you would be willing to pay!