Almost a year has passed since the last “Galaxy J” series smartphones hit the stores. Now, latest reports claim that Samsung is working on a Galaxy J5. The theory circulated online when a certification was seen on the internet revealing a handset that will run on Android 6.0.
It can be recalled that in January, the South Korean smartphone company released a new Galaxy A smartphone. It came in the form of the Galaxy A7 which hit the stores in the first week of January this year. As a result, speculations about a refreshed Galaxy J started circulating online–enter the rumored Galaxy J5.
According to Phone Arena, the best proof of this theory is the latest certification by the Wi-Fi alliance to Samsung. The handset has model number SM-J530FM/DS but it did not reveal any specific hardware. Also, the actual name of the phone is not included in the certification but many consumers believed that it is the Galaxy J5 that they have been waiting for.
As mentioned, the handset will run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. But, there is as well a possibility that if Samsung would design a Galaxy J5, it might sport the latest Android Nougat. Other specs of the handset have yet to be revealed as well as its release date and price details. However, rumor has it that the certification is perfectly in time for a Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 introduction of the handset.
As of this writing, key details about the handset are not yet available. The creation of Galaxy J5 will also remain a speculation unless confirmed by Samsung. Lastly, the MWC 2017 release is a possibility but its chances of happening is pretty low.
Mobile World Congress 2017
Aside from the Galaxy J5 handset, there are speculations that the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 will as well be introduced in the event. According to a latest post, the ongoing sale of the Surface Pro 4 is a clear indication that the company is preparing for the arrival of their next 2-in-1 device. Also, the aforementioned sale will clear some stocks of the retailers, which will give way to the shipping of the device. However, similar to the Galaxy J5, the arrival of the Surface Pro 5 at the MWC 2017 is as well not yet confirmed.
How about you? Do you think the certification by the Wi-Fi alliance is for the Samsung Galaxy J5? Or, is the company designing a new handset other than the Galaxy J series? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.