Samsung to launch Galaxy J 2017 series in Kenya soon

Samsung will soon unveil this year’s edition of its mid-range Galaxy J series in the Kenyan market.

How soon?

It’s hard to tell at this point since some of the devices, like the Galaxy J5 2017 and the Galaxy J7 2017, are yet to be announced and launched in the global market. However, if the past is anything to go by, we can expect the devices in the local market by the end of July since a June launch is expected in the global market.

Samsung quietly introduced the Galaxy J3 2017 into the US market in May and is expected to unveil the device in several more key target markets soon.

Samsung Galaxy J3 2017
Galaxy J3 2017

The Galaxy J3 2017 features a 5-inch HD display, an Exynos 7570 processor, 1.5GB RAM, 16GB internal storage (expandable up to 256GB via microSD), a pair of 5-megapixel and 2-megapixel cameras at the back and on the front respectively,  a 2,600mAh battery and Android 7.0 Nougat.

Recent leaks point to the Galaxy J5 and J7 2017 packing full metal bodies in place of the metallic frame found on their 2016 predecessors.

Samsung Galaxy J7 2017
Leaked image of the Galaxy J7 2017

The Galaxy J7 2017 is expected to pack a 5.5-inch full HD AMOLED display, 3GB RAM, 13-megapixel cameras on both the front and the back, Android 7.0 Nougat, a fingerprint scanner and a 3,600mAh battery.

On the other hand, the Galaxy J5 2017 is set to arrive with a 5.2-inch HD AMOLED display, 2GB RAM, a 3,000mAh battery and similar internal storage, operating system and camera setup as the Galaxy J7 2017.

Both the Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J5 2017 are expected to ship with the latest software enhancements that Samsung introduced in the Galaxy S8.

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With the impending release of the 2017 Galaxy J series into the Kenyan market, Samsung will have availed something for everyone as it will now have updated devices for each market segment. Early in the year, Samsung unveiled this year’s edition of its upper mid-range Galaxy A series in the country. Last month, the company’s latest high-end devices, the Galaxy S8 and S8+, started selling in the country.

Emmanuel Chenze

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