Although Samsung is one of the largest smartphone manufacturers in the world, back at CES 2015, the company had very little to show off in this department. In fact, on the first day, the company said nothing about smartphones which made us wonder what the company had in store for fans at the event.
The following day, Samsung did announce two new models in its Galaxy E series; however it was outside of CES. Both the models feature decent specifications and come with the same aluminum built as the company’s premium ‘A’ series phones. With this announcement, there are two more mid-range aluminum phones in the market the Galaxy E7 and the Galaxy E5.
As you may have already guessed from the naming scheme, the Galaxy E7 features better specs and is priced higher than the E5. It comes with a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display featuring a modest 1280 x 720 pixel resolution. While this isn’t the best display that we have seen in the market, it is still good enough for your everyday entertainment needs. Inside, a 1.2GHz quad core processor powers the device along with 2GB RAM and 16GB onboard storage. Samsung has also included a MicroSD card slot to increase memory. At the back, there is a 13MP camera sensor while up front; there is a 5MP shooter capable of capturing
decent selfies. The phone features dual SIM card slots and will have a 2950 mAh battery onboard. Samsung did not reveal any plans for worldwide release but the device will be soon available in India for about $305.
Coming to the next model, the Galaxy E5 sports modest specs but it’s good enough to compete with other mid-range offerings in the market. The phone features a 5-inch Super AMOLED display with the same 720p resolution as the E7. However, the smaller size results into better pixel density. Inside, there is a quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz with 1.5GB RAM and 16GB of expandable storage. At the back, there is an 8MP camera while up front, you get a 5MP shooter. This is also a dual SIM device and comes with a slightly smaller 2400 mAh battery. Again, the Galaxy E5 will be initially available in India for $305. No word on the international availability so far.
Samsung is expected to upgrade both the models from Android 4.4 KitKat to Android 5.0 Lollipop sometime later this year.
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