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[Update: Pricing] Galaxy J5 could be making its way to Europe

Samsung launched the Galaxy J5 and the Galaxy J7 in China last month, so far it has only released these devices in India and the Galaxy J5 has also been released in South Korea. It looks like the Galaxy J5 might be gearing up to make its way to Europe in the near future though it’s unclear at this point in time if the handset will be accompanied by its sibling the Galaxy J7.

The Galaxy J5 has already been listed on Samsung’s German website and support manuals for this handset are now available in Dutch (PDF), German (PDF) and English (PDF), besides that German carrier Orange already has the Galaxy J5 on offer for €234.99. This could be an indication that a Europe launch is on the cards for this smartphone even though Samsung’s regional arms are quiet about it at this point in time. The Galaxy J5 features a 5-inch HD display, 64-bit quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor with 1.5GB RAM, 13-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel wide-angle front camera with single-LED flash. There’s 16GB internal storage, microSD card slot, dual-SIM support, LTE and a 2,600mAh battery.

Update: We have learned that the price of the Galaxy J5 in Europe could start at €249,99, and that the phone will be available in black, white and gold color options. The Galaxy J7 could also launch in the region later on; we’re not sure when the Galaxy A8 will come to Europe, and we also no information on what it will cost.

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SiliconChip
SiliconChip

Buyers need to pay attention, as there already some Samsung J5 on sale in Europe (ie: Portugal and Spain), but with 8Gb of internal storage instead of 16Gb!
Even the one from Orange NL which you mentioned on your article, only has 8Gb of internal storage

penguino
penguino

Exactly, t seems that there are two version with different storage. 16GB is good but 8GB is not enough these days.

sanayp
sanayp

its good for starters that what this phone is targeting. The J5

This phone is not targeting power users it for teenagers and first time users who dont use phones alot

Thats why the specs of J5 show this

SiliconChip
SiliconChip

@Penguino is right…no matter who the target market is, nowadays 16Gb should be the minimum internal storage for any low-end smartphone. Considering that J5 is not a low-end phone and Samsung intentions to stop using mem cards, why releasing a phone with 8Gb in the first place?

My concern is that people might buy the J5 expecting a 16Gb storage, and to their surprise, the phone actually has 8Gb only.

The 2 or 3 main stores here in Spain which are selling the J5, only have the 8Gb variant 🙁