10 May 2017
Rumours about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 have been making the rounds for a while now. Hands-on images of the J5 2017 had been leaked online earlier this month, now the phone has been spotted on United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) with the model number SM-J530FM/DS.
The listing doesn’t reveal many detailed specifications of the phone, however, previous reports had suggested that the Galaxy J5 (2017) will be a rather modest device in terms of specs and will be aimed at mid-range users.
Previous rumours had suggested that the Galaxy J5 (2017) will feature a display panel between 4.8 and 5 inches with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution, which is smaller than its predecessor. The J5 2016 model comes with a 5.2-inch display. The upcoming phone will be powered by the Exynos 7870 SoC with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage expandable via a microSD card slot. It will have a 13 MP rear camera and there is no information about the resolution of the phone's front camera. The device will reportedly ship with Google’s Android 7.0 Nougat OS.
There is no information about when the Galaxy J5 2017 will be released globally, but the FCC listing hints at its imminent launch. The company has officially not announced any timeline of the phone.