The Samsung Galaxy J series started out as an entry-level phone series with the launch of J1. With time, the series has grown to become a more mature mid-range offering, it is now at almost at the same level with the Galaxy A line.
Today, Samsung launched Pro edition J5 (2017), it packs more RAM and storage on top of the decent package that was offered by the non pro version. This new device ups the RAM to 3GB and the storage to 32GB.
The rest of the specifications remain the same, which is to say that it has a 5.2 inch HD Display, is powered by Exynos 7870 SoC with octa-core 1.6GHz processor and Mali-T830MP2 GPU. It has a 13MP rear as well as front camera, runs on android 7.0 and a decent 3,000mAh battery. A fingerprint sensor is mounted below the display for added security.
For now, the Galaxy J5 Pro is available in Thailand but it is only a matter of time until it crosses over to Africa. The current asking price is $295, which is only $15 dollars more than the non-pro version. Judging by the minimal upgrades, it is evident that this pro version seems to be targeting customers who are looking to upgrade to the 2017 J series, it is not for the users who already own the regular Galaxy J5 (2017).