Samsung’s newest Galaxies have a front-facing flash for brighter selfies


Selfies snaps with flash? Photo: Samsung

Samsung’s latest Galaxies are here to help you take better selfies. Both the Galaxy J5 and the Galaxy J7 boast front-facing camera flashes for brightening up low-light shots of your own face, and they’re accompanied by 5-megapixel sensors with wide-angle lenses.

Yes, Samsung really is launching yet another series of smartphones called Galaxy J. It’s a little more premium than the Galaxy A series, but not quite as premium as the Galaxy S series. The Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 cater to customers looking for midrange devices with some nice features.

The Galaxy J5 is the smaller of the two devices, with a 5-inch 720p display — and it’s powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, 16GB of internal storage, and a 2,600mAh battery. The Galaxy J7 has a larger 5.5-inch display — with the same 720p resolution — and it’s powered by a faster octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, 16GB of storage, and a 3,000mAh battery.

Both devices also have a 13-megapixel camera with an f/1.9 aperture that promises brighter pictures with better color.

The Galaxy J5 and the Galaxy J7 will make their debuts in China in white, black, and gold — but you can expect them to reach international markets in the coming weeks and months.