It is no wonder anymore that the "selfie" trend has taken the world by storm-- it is already normal to see people everywhere taking pictures of themselves and their friends using a phone's front-facing camera. In line with this, Samsung has announced a new pair of smartphones that focuses on taking self-portrait shots.
Enter the Galaxy J5 and J7, two new smartphones from Samsung made for China. What's already very interesting about the two devices is that both sport not only a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, but they are accompanied by a LED flash. This is apparently a new trend among smartphones, where the flash is only usually located at the rear side of the phone. Also, both phones are equipped with a 13-megapixel rear shooter, with an f/1.9 aperture, which can help in taking pictures where light is scarce.
Aside from this, the Galaxy J5's specifications include a 5-inch 720p (1280 x 720) TFT LCD display , 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, 16 GB internal storage (expandable to 128 GB via microSD) with 1.5 GB of RAM, and a 2600 mAh battery. Lastly, it runs Android 5.1 Lollipop under the hood, and is 4G and dual-SIM capable.
The Galaxy J7, on the other hand, has similar specifications to the J5, mentioned above, but slightly differs with screen size, processor and the battery. It has a 5.5-inch 720p (1280 x 720) screen, a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, and a 3000 mAh battery, which gives at least 354 hours of standby time.
The Galaxy J5 is priced at 1,398 CNY (roughly $225), while the J7 will set you back 1,798 CNY (roughly $289).
During October of last year, Samsung released two similar devices, the Galaxy A3 and A5, which also have 5-megapixel front-facing cameras.
It has not been announced if the Galaxy J5 and J7 will be sold outside of China.
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