The SGJ5 and SGJ7 from Samsung hit South Korean markets

Samsung is known to release a ton of devices every year, some are market specific, some carrier specific while the rest are the “international variants”. The latest of this fold are the Galaxy J5 and J7. The only downside is that they are only in China and South Korea; the China launch came first, international variants to follow soon (no date specified for now).

You would expect that the specs should remain the same and the only things that were meant to change was probably the language; but you’d be wrong as there are significant differences between the Chinese and South Korean variants – spec wise. Let’s get into it then.


First their similarities:

Display: sAMOLED displays

Software: Android 6.0(Marshmallow).

Storage: 2GB or RAM and 16GB on board storage(ROM)

Processor: 1.2GHz Quadcore SoC(System on Chip).

Now the differences:

  Samsung Galaxy J5 Samsung Galaxy J7
Battery 3,100mAh 3,300mAh
Screen Size 5.2″ 5.5″
Price 290,000 won($254) 363,000 won($318)


You would have expected that since South Korea was Samsung’s own home town, they would release something better than what they did in China or at least at par, but no, they reduced the specs and I’m sure they have their reasons which is unbeknown to anyone for now. See what I’m talking about:


Display 1080P sAMOLED dislpay 720P sAMOLED display
Storage 3GB of RAM 2GB of RAM

For now, this is what can be confirmed; there might be more reductions but as they say “the taste of the pudding is in the eating”. If they could downgrade the version that was meant to launch in their hometown, I wonder what they would do to the international variants. There is also chatter of a possible J3 (2016) in the nearest future but that is yet to be confirmed. We’ll keep you posted once we have further information.

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