Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) in the making
Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) in the making.Reuters

Samsung has managed to build a strong portfolio for budget and mid-range smartphones under its J series branding. Following the success of the current J3, J5 and J7 models, the company is planning to launch new models next year.

While the Galaxy J3 (2017) has appeared online on several benchmarking sites recently, a new phone with the model number SM J727V has made an appearance. After being spotted on India's import-export site Zauba, the rumoured Galaxy J7 (2017) has received Wi-Fi certification, bringing the handset closer to launch.

Read: Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) release in India: Budget smartphone spotted on Zauba

According to the dutch site Mobielkopen, the Galaxy J7 (2017)'s Wi-Fi certification shows the handset will run Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box. Other details of the phone remain unknown, but prominent rumours about the phone give a possible spec-sheet for the device.

According to media reports, the unannounced Galaxy J7 (2017) will feature a 5.5-inch Full HD display, a 13MP primary camera and a 5MP front snapper like the current Galaxy J7 variant. But it will get a new chipset, possible by Exynos, and 3GB RAM.

As it appears, Samsung will reduce the size of the battery in the Galaxy J7 (2017) to 3,000mAh from the current model's 3,300mAh size. The earlier leak on Zauba suggested the handset would be priced under Rs 15,000, but an official confirmation from the company is still pending.

We are going to witness several smartphone launches next year, and the Galaxy J7 (2017) is going to be one of them.