Samsung announces the Galaxy J5 and J7, selfie phones with a flash

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.

The Samsung Galaxy J5

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 Samsung Galaxy J7

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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