Samsung Galaxy J7, J5 target selfie lovers with a front-facing camera flash

Samsung today took the wraps off of two new members of its Galaxy family, and they’ve got a feature that’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 you’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 that’s not quite enough to fit everyone into your group photo, the phones appear to have a feature that’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. They’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 it’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. It’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, there’s a chance that we could see some future phones with the same feature hit other regions.

Via: Phone Arena
Sources: Samsung Galaxy J7, Galaxy J5

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