Samsung Electronics has now revealed the pricing for a couple of its Galaxy J-series mid-range smartphones that were officially unveiled by the company back in March. The 2016 editions of the Galaxy J5 and the Galaxy J7 handsets have now been launched in the company’s home country of South Korea, where the two devices are already up for sale via KT Corporation. While the Galaxy J5 comes with a price-tag of 290,000 won ($254), Samsung is asking for 363,000 won ($318) for the Galaxy J7 (2016) in South Korea. The devices were originally announced in China last March, but there’s no word on whether the company intends to price them similarly in that country. There’s no word either on when the devices will be available for purchase in other parts of the world.
Even as these two Galaxy J-series devices replace the original Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 from last year, the South Korean company has been busy launching a whole host of new entry-level and mid-range smartphones, continuing on with its tried-and-tested strategy of flooding the market with numerous devices in the same price-range, ostensibly offering something for everybody. While that strategy has served the company well globally by consistently keeping it at the top spot in the global smartphone pecking order, the company also has its fair share of critics who have expressed confusion and bewilderment about the various lineups of smartphones the company has in the market at any given point in time.
However, Samsung doesn’t seem too concerned about its myriad smartphone lines and is now believed to be all set to introduce the all-new Galaxy C-series in the coming months. While there’s not a whole lot of info about the upcoming Galaxy C5 and C7 handsets, both devices have shown up on benchmarking sites in recent times, revealing they’ll both be mid-range devices that will comfortably sit below the company’s flagship Galaxy S-series smartphones. Some reports have also indicated that the Galaxy C lineup will be exclusive to China, but whether or not that’s the case, Samsung will be hoping that it can get back some of its lost market share in the world’s largest smartphone market going forward.