Samsung today took the wraps off of two new members of its Galaxy family, and theyâ€™ve got a feature thatâ€™s new to that lineup of devices.
The Samsung Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J5 were introduced in China today, and both phones have a flash for their front-facing camera. This feature will help brighten up your selfies if youâ€™re in a low light environment. The 5-megapixel front cameras on the J7 and J5 also offer an 85 degree wide angle lens, but if thatâ€™s not quite enough to fit everyone into your group photo, the phones appear to have a feature thatâ€™ll let you take a panoramic-style selfie that can span 120 degrees.
When it comes to their other specs, the Galaxy J7 and J5 share a lot of features. Theyâ€™ve both got 13-megapixel rear cameras, 1280×720 displays, 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, microSD slots, dual SIM slots, and Android 5.1.
There are a few differences between the two that are worth noting, though. The Galaxy J7 is the larger of the two, offering a 5.5-inch display, and itâ€™s also got an octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor and 3000mAh battery. Meanwhile, the smaller Galaxy J5 has a 5-inch display, quad-core Snapdragon 410, and a smaller 2600mAh battery.
Both the Galaxy J7 and J5 are launching in China, with the J7 carrying a price tag of 1,798 CNY ($289 USD), while the J5 is priced at 1,398 CNY ($225 USD).
For the most part, the Galaxy J7 and J5 look like perfectly fine mid-range Android phones. Their front-facing camera flashes help them stand out a bit, though, and that feature alone could make them super appealing to selfie addicts. Itâ€™s unclear if the Galaxy J7 and J5 will ever make it to markets outside of China, but now that Samsung has launched its first Galaxy phone with a front camera flash, thereâ€™s a chance that we could see some future phones with the same feature hit other regions.