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Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) receives Wi-Fi certification; expected to launch soon

The Galaxy J5 (2017) may run an older version of Android.

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The 2017 iteration of Samsung’s Galaxy J5 has reportedly received Wi-Fi certification, suggesting that the smartphone could soon hit the market. The original Samsung Galaxy J5 was launched back in 2015 and over the years, Samsung has added more features to the affordable smartphone. The latest version of the Galaxy J5 has surfaced on the Wi-Fi Alliance certification website.

Based on the listing on Wi-Fi Alliance, the smartphone with model number SM-J530F, will have dual-band Wi-Fi support and will run Android 6.0 Marshmallow. There are no other details which could be gauged from the Wi-Fi certification listing, other than the Android iteration. To put into perspective, the Galaxy J5 (2016) features a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display and is powered with a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. It includes a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera for selfies. It is fuelled by a 3,100mAh battery.

To recall, the previous version of the Galaxy J5 along with the slightly pricier Galaxy J7 (2016) were launched sometime in June. With the Mobile World Congress just around the corner, we could hope that the Galaxy J5 (2017) could be announced at the event followed by a commercial launch soon after. ALSO READ: Reliance Jio, Samsung to hold a joint event on February 28 at MWC 2017

 

Galaxy J5 2017 - WiFi

At the upcoming event, Samsung is expected to take wraps off smartphones across price categories. Alongside the Galaxy J5 (2017), the company is also rumored to announce the Galaxy J7 (2017). The Galaxy J7 (2017) has also been detailed in past leaks, hinting at a slight design change as compared to its predecessor. The smartphone is expected to feature a new metal strip at the rear. It is expected that it will feature a 5.5-inch full HD display and come powered with a Exynos chipset paired with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 with Exynos 7570 SoC, 2GB of RAM spotted on Geekbench

In the photography department, it is expected that the Galaxy J7 (2017) will feature a 13-megapixel rear camera along with a 5-megapixel front camera for selfies. It is further speculated that the smartphone will come fuelled with a 3,000mAh battery.

Meanwhile, another Samsung Galaxy smartphone has been detailed in fresh leaks. Dubbed the Galaxy Xcover 4, the smartphone is from the company’s rugged series of smartphones which come with IP 67 certification for water and dust resistance. The smartphone has been spotted on benchmarking website Geekbench, giving a sneak peek into some of its specs and features. It is expected that the rumored Galaxy Xcover 4 will come with Exynos 7570 processor paired with 2GB of RAM and run Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box.

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