Samsung quietly lifted the lid on the Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) in Dubai. It seems the South Korean tech giant is getting ready to announce another Galaxy J series device, as the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) has allegedly passed through a benchmark test.
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) benchmarked
The screenshot above shows an unannounced Samsung-made device with model number “SM-J510x.” The Samsung Galaxy J5 (launched in 2015) carried the model number “SM-J500.” This said, we’re assuming that the SM-J510x is the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016).
Aside from the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)’s model number, the benchmark result also reveals a few of the device’s features. It reveals that the device will feature a 5-inch screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels (HD). This is slightly larger than the 5-inch screen on board the Samsung Galaxy J5. It also reveals that the Galaxy J5 (2016) and its predecessor the Galaxy J5 will remain the same. It shows that the device still features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC, which is a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor with an Adreno 306 GPU to handle graphics. No changes either in the photography department, as the device seems to feature the same 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel combo like that on 2015’s Galaxy J5. There is a slight upgrade, however, when it comes to RAM. The listing reveals that the J5 (2016) will feature 2 GB of RAM, compared to the 1.5 GB of RAM on board its predecessor. On board storage also seems to have been upgraded as the device features 16 GB of internal storage, compared to the 8 GB on board the J5. The benchmark result reveals that the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) will run Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) out of the box, which is a shame since the latest version of Android is Android 6.0 (Marshmallow).
Although these specs are nothing compared to the rumoured specs of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S7 flagship, the Galaxy J series helped Samsung remain on top as the largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. This said, we’re expecting this year’s Galaxy J series to be well received just like last year’s entry-level offerings.
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