Samsung announced the Galaxy J5 and the Galaxy J7 about two months ago, they have been available in China, India and some European countries. Even as the name suggested that these phones belonged to the low-end, their specs actually belong to mid-range devices built with plastic. The Galaxy J5 features a 5-inch HD display, a quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor with 1.5 GB. The Galaxy J7 has a larger 5.5-inch display but it keeps the resolution the same, it uses an octa core Snapdragon 615 and the amount of RAM is the same as in the smaller phone. Both include a main camera of 13 megapixels and a front-facing one of 5 megapixels. What’s interesting is that they include an LED flash on the front, making them the first Samsung devices to include such a feature. This, of course, is to make selfies taken under low-light look better, which implies that the phones are targeted to a teenage audience.
The company redesigned some aspects of its software to make it lighter so it would have less impact on the resources of the phones. This included the removal of some apps that were installed by default, although they included some apps from Microsoft, supposedly to improve the productivity. Now, it has been reported that Samsung decided to include some games from Gameloft in the two aforementioned phones. These games are installed as system apps, so they can’t be uninstalled, they can only be disabled if the user doesn’t want to see their icons, but they would still take up some space.
This may be to entice the potential buyers of the phones, as Samsung is also offering some in-app credits valued at Rs. 3,200 (about $50). Some of the titles include Asphalt 8: Airborne, Modern Combat 5: Blackout, GT Racing 2: The Real Car Experience and Six Guns: Gang Showdown, the credits are distributed among all of the titles. Of course, there could be users that would not like to have some of these titles preinstalled in their devices, especially when the internal storage starts at 8 GB on the J5 and some titles are quite heavy. It’s clear that partnerships like these prevents bloatware to be installed in the devices, not to mention the apps installed by carriers.
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