Alleged official renders of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) have been leaked online courtesy of German website Winfuture.de . The images show off the China Mobile variant of the smartphone, but other than the additional branding at the back, the international variant will look absolutely identical to the China Mobile variant.
The images re-confirm the presence of a metal frame on the Galaxy J5 (2016), barely days after the leaked user manual for the smartphone confirmed that the smartphone will include a metal frame. The specifications of the device have also been leaked already, so all that there’s left for us to find out is the smartphone’s pricing as well as availability in major markets.
The Galaxy J5 (2016) is going to feature a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display with 720 x 1280 HD resolution, Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core SoC with 2GB of RAM, 16GB onboard expandable storage, 13MP rear-facing camera, 5MP front-facing selfie camera, and run Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box. It could be possible that the smartphone could debut with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, as evidence of the smartphone running on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop only comes from the leaked GFXBench listing from a few weeks back.
We’re definitely quite happy to see that Samsung has now started to offer premium build quality even on its mid-range smartphones. Until two years back, Samsung’s flagship smartphones were also unimpressive in terms of build quality, sporting all-polycarbonate builds.
Both the Galaxy J5 (2016) and the Galaxy J7 (2016) were recently certified by the Bluetooth SIG, so it is likely that the two smartphones could be made official soon by Samsung. Since both these smartphones are going to be targeted at the mid-range segment, they won’t be announced with much fanfare. Just like the 2016 Galaxy A-series models, expect the Galaxy J5 (2016) to show up on the Samsung website a few weeks before it is set to go on sale.