While Samsung Galaxy A (2017) series was released this month, the Galaxy J7 (2017) is still under wraps. The Galaxy J7 was first launched in 2015 and in the following year, Samsung introduced the smartphone, conveniently called Galaxy J7 (2016), with upgrades and new features. Like the Galaxy A series, the Galaxy J7 series also falls under the affordable handset. There have been quite a few leaks around the smartphone, and the latest is the leaked benchmark sheet of the Galaxy J7 (2017). Also Read - Samsung Galaxy M32 India launch set for June 21, price could range between Rs 15,000 - Rs 20,000Also Read - Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3, Galaxy Z Flip3 launch on August 27? New report suggests
According to reports, someone who has a prototype of the Galaxy J7 (2017) ran Geekbench 4 on the smartphone, consequently revealing a handful of details about the smartphone. As seen below, the benchmark database reveals that the smartphone will run on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat OS, and will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 chipset clocked at 2.21GHz. The chipset has the Adreno 506 GPU built-in, along with 2GB of RAM. The smartphone carries the model number SM-J727P. Also Read - Samsung now lets you make an appointment to shop at its stores, book demo via WhatsApp
Other than that, previous reports have revealed that Samsung is giving a new and improved design to the 2017 edition of the Galaxy J7. Recently leaked renders hint at a new rear panel design with a metallic strip for the camera and flash module on the smartphone. Additionally, last month there were also reports of the Galaxy J7 receiving Bluetooth certification. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) with 3GB of RAM spotted on Zauba: Specifications and features
Some video renders of the smartphone had also leaked sometime ago. The video revealed the Galaxy J7 (2017) with a similar design as its predecessor but with the exception of a metal strip at the back. In terms of design, the Galaxy J7 (2017) features the volume buttons on the left while the right edge features the power button. From the renders, it appears the smartphone will be available in two color choices of white and grey.
The Galaxy J7 (2017) is expected to come with more or less the same features as its predecessors except for a possible design upgrade. It is expected to feature a 5.5-inch full HD display. It has also been previously rumored to feature 3GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage, the RAM however does not fall in line with the details revealed in the benchmarking sheets today. The Galaxy J7 (2017) may comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The smartphone is expected to be fuelled by a 3,000mAh battery.
Talking about its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) featured a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED full HD display, octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage along with a microSD card slot for further expansion. It also came with a 13-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel selfie camera, 3,300mAh battery. Connectivity options include dual SIM support, 4G VoLTE, NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS.
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