There have been rumors about the two smartphones getting a reboot in 2016 for a while now and it turns out to be true as most rumors are these days. Confirmation was received after the Galaxy J5 (2016) and J7 (2016) became officially listed on Samsung's Chinese website. Both the original smartphones have received a complete overhaul in internal hardware and even building material as plastic has been discarded in favor of metal.
The mid-range J7 sports a 5.5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display, powered by a 1.6 GHz octa-core processor that is yet to be revealed. Multitasking should also be a breeze with 3GB of onboard RAM. The in-built 16GB storage might not seem enough for all your apps, pics and data; that is unless you consider the fact that it also has support for external micro-SD cards. The standard 13 and 5-megapixel camera setup for the rear and front cameras remain the same from last year, although we will have to wait and see if they have used better sensors. The NFC enabled device also supports LTE networks and all of this is powered by a 3,300mAh battery.
The J5 (2016) is the trimmed down version of the J7 (2016) which sports a similar but smaller design at 5.2-inches. It is powered by a quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz and 2GB of RAM. The camera set up, internal memory, LTE and NFC compatibilities all remain the same as the J7 2016 version. Unsurprisingly, the new J5 is also lighter at 159g, when compared to the new J7, which weighs 170g. No details on pricing or when it will be sold outside of China has yet been revealed till date by Samsung.