Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime (2017) receives FCC certification
Samsung's upcoming mid-range phone, the Galaxy J5 Prime (2017), recently paid a visit to the US FCC, hinting its imminent launch. The device bearing the model number SM-G571 will be arriving with a 4.2-inch display and an Exynos 7570 SoC on board.
More than a week ago, a Samsung smartphone with the model number SM-G571 surfaced on the benchmarking website GFXBench, revealing its specs sheet. Now, the same device has already received its certification from the Federal Communications Commission on November 24, which suggests that the device is set to land in the US, presumably before this year ends. Well, what phone is it? We believe that it is the 2017 iteration of the Galaxy J5 Prime. If you still remember, the first-gen Galaxy J5 Prime carried the model number SM-G570 upon its launch back in September 2016 in markets including India and South Africa.
Meanwhile, the FCC listing did not reveal any specifications except for the information that the Galaxy J5 Prime (2017) will have a removable battery and connectivity features such as 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi, and GPS.
The GFXBench documentation, on the other hand, has more details regarding the phone's specs. The listing gave out that the Galaxy J5 Prime (2017) sports a 4.8-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, which is quite smaller compared to its predecessor's 5-inch screen. Powering the handset is an Exynos 7570 quad-core processor clocked at 1.4 GHz coupled with a Mali-T720 GPU with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM on board.
On the camera department, the upcoming device is said to feature a 12-megapixel rear camera sensor whereas its front-facing snapper will sport 8 megapixels which is considerably higher compared to the current model's 5 megapixels. As for the platform, the Galaxy J5 Prime (2017) will run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Details regarding the battery capacity and pricing information are not yet known as of the moment. But the mere fact that the smartphone has appeared on the US' FCC strongly suggests that we might not need to wait for long to see the actual device.