Samsung's mid-range smartphone, the Galaxy J7, was received well when it hit the stores last year. Now, the company is reportedly planning its successor, dubbed the Galaxy J7 (2016), and it could come in two variants, like its predecessor.
The Galaxy J7 2015 edition came in two models — one with Exynos chips and other with a Qualcomm processor. Interestingly, its successor is also expected to be on similar lines.
Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016), with model number SM-J710FN, has been spotted on Geekbench benchmark with an Exynos 7870 processor, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and a 2GB RAM, according to SamMobile. The octa-core chip clocks 1.7GHz and the benchmark score for single core is 793, while that of multi core is 4,368.
Meanwhile, GFXBench had earlier claimed the Galaxy J7 (2016) will sport a 5.5-inch display with a 1,920x1,080 pixels, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor clocking 1.5GHz, running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and with Adreno 405 GPU. It added that the device would come packed with features like 3GB RAM, 10GB internal storage, a 12MP main camera, a 5MP front-snapper, accelerometer, bluetooth, compass, GPS, light sensor, NFC and proximity sensor.
It is also reported that the device would be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 SoC processor, house a 4,300mAh battery, a microSD card slot and fingerprint feature, but nothing is confirmed at the moment.
The Galaxy J7 (2016) is expected to be released in June, by the time its predecessor completes a year cycle in the market. GSMArena has reported citing kernel sources spotted by its reader that the upcoming device is codenamed "j7xlte".