Last month, Samsung launched its new mid-range, camera focused Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 in China and the smartphones are now on their way to India too.
The smartphones are built from Samsung’s familiar design language, but the new selling feature is a 5MP front facing camera with an LED flash and 120-degree wide-angle lens, designed especially for the selfie lovers. While that might not sound overly impressive on its own, the price tags of just Rs. 11,999 ($290) and Rs. 14,999 ($255) make the two quite competitive.
The Galaxy J5 is the cheaper of the two and it comes with a 5-inch HD (720p) display, 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB on internal memory, microSD card slot and a 13 megapixel rear camera. There’s also 4G LTE Dual SIM support, a 2,600mAh battery and Android 5.1 Lollipop on board.
The J7 features the majority of the same specifications, but comes with a larger 5.5-inch display with the same 720p resolution, an upgraded octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, and a bigger 3,000mAh battery.
If the low price tag isn’t compelling enough, the two phones also come with Rs. 3200 worth of in-app purchase credit from Gameloft, Double data for Airtel customers on 4G for 6 months and offers on Airtel’s Wynk music for Rs. 594.
Flipkart will be selling the handsets exclusively come July 23rd, but pre-booking starts at 4PM today. The Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 are available in Black, White and Gold color options.