A lot is already known about the rumored Galaxy J5 (2017), which is the successor of the 2016 iteration of the Galaxy J5. The device with the model number SM-J530 has already been spotted on many other benchmark websites like Geek Bench, Wi-Fi Alliance, and GFXBench. Now, the Galaxy J5 has received the green signal from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Galaxy J5 2017 launching soon?

The FCC ID label is placed at the rear of the device, on the bottom. The FCC label points to the device being manufactured in Samsung’s home country South Korea.

With the FCC certification in the bag, it suggests that the device is nearing its US debut. Any device that is released in the country needs a go-ahead from the regulatory body. The Galaxy J5 2017 has already received the Wi-Fi certification in February and in March, it was spotted on GFXBench.

Rumored features of Galaxy J5

The Galaxy J5 2017 was expected to be launched at the Mobile World Congress in February 2017. Leaks reveal that the smartphone could sport a 4.8-inch display with a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels.

However, there is a slight doubt about the screen size. Since the 2016 model of the smartphone flaunted a 5.2-inch display, it seems bizarre that the successor will have a smaller screen.

The handset is expected to boast an octa-core Exynos 7870 processor, clocked at 1.59 GHZ. The upcoming phone may also a 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage, which will be expandable. Leaks have also pointed to an ARM Mali-T830 GPU.

However, according to the rumors, it is expected that the smartphone may come with the Android 6.0 Marshmallow or even the Android 7.0 Nougat.

What about the camera?

Rumors suggest that the upcoming mid-range smartphone may also come loaded with a 12MP rear camera. The primary camera is expected to be placed at the center of the back panel along with the LED flash. The smartphone will possibly have a 12MP front-facing camera as well.

The details of the battery and price are not available. The smartphone from Samsung will likely be targeted at budget conscious consumers and will be offered by major network operators in the country. However, each carrier may retail the Galaxy J5 2017 with a different name per rumors. Whether the Samsung smartphone will be able to entice consumers remains to be seen. If the company wants to capture the consumer interest, it will have to price the handset attractively.

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