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Samsung Galaxy J5 and J7 announced with front-facing flash

by Jacob Kleinman | June 19, 2015June 19, 2015 12:40 pm PDT

Samsung’s Galaxy J series has always flown under the radar, but the company’s two latest additions may actually turn some heads. The Galaxy J5 and J7 were announced on Friday, packing decent specs and a front-facing flash for high quality selfies.

The Galaxy J7 packs a 5.5-inch 720p display, a Snapdragon 615 processor, 16GB of expandable storage, 3GB of RAM, a 3000mAh battery, a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter. The slightly smaller Galaxy J5 offers similar hardware, but with a 5-inch display, a Snapdragon 410 chip and a 2600mAh battery. Both models come in gold, white or black.

Unfortunately neither device is set to get a global launch. You’ll have to head to China to pick one up, where the J7 costs 1,798 CNY (roughly $289) and the J5 is priced at 1,398 CNY ($225).

Considering their price, Samsung’s new phones actually look pretty nice. They may not boast the cutting edge specs or high-end design of the Galaxy S6, but they’re definitely a step up from the company’s older midrange handsets. As for that front-facing flash, it should definitely come in handy if you feel the need to snap some selfies in the dark.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...