Monday, July 3, 2017

Galaxy J5 (2017) to launch in South Korea on July 4

Samsung has announced that it will launch the Galaxy J5 (2017) in South Korea on Tuesday, July 4. The handset will be available from three of the region’s largest carriers, with pricing set at 344,300 Won ($300), making it one of the cheapest smartphones the firm has released in the region to date.

The Galaxy J5 (2017) was unveiled last month alongside the Galaxy J3 (2017) and Galaxy J7 (2017) and for a budget-friendly device, it’s actually pretty impressive, sporting a durable metal frame, a responsive fingerprint sensor, a colossal 13MP selfie camera and a fairly beefy 3,000mAh battery.

Read more: Top 5 features of Samsung’s new Galaxy J smartphones

Sure, the Galaxy J5 (2017) isn’t going to win any awards when it comes to power, but it’s certainly no slouch. Under the hood, it packs a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display, a 1.6GHz Exynos 7870 Octa CPU, a Mali-T830 MP2 GPU, 2GB of RAM and a 13MP rear-facing camera equipped with autofocus.

As the handset launched on the other side of the pond a little less than a month ago, we’ve had an opportunity to try it out and as we noted in our hands-on piece, we were pleasantly surprised by how snappy and solid it feels for a device that costs less than €280 ($320) in Europe.