Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) will include all-new Exynos 7870 chipset
The original Galaxy J7, like so many devices in and around the upper echelons of Samsung's product line, is available with Qualcomm's Snapdragon SoC or the Tizen maker's own Exynos chipset, dependent on region. The newer J7 appears to be following the same pattern, but while the octa-core Snapdragon 615 is a processor with which most are well versed, the less familiar Exynos 7870 will grace the alternate variant.
New info seen through Geekbench 3 pits the forthcoming J7, model number SM-J710FN, running the Exynos 7870. A jump up from the Exynos 7580, the octa-core 7870 clocks in at 1.7 GHz, which would place it at a similar performance level as the Snapdragon 615.
Interestingly enough, the Exynos model shown through Geekbench only has 2 gigs of RAM, where the Snapdragon edition recently glimpsed through GFXBench had 3 GB. Encouragingly, the new benchmarks portray a device running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, meaning that prospective J7 owners can expect the latest installment of Google's software off the bat.
The single and multi-core scores point to an incremental upgrade over the 7580. In short, the device still be a mid-ranger, but just a better mid-ranger than the original Galaxy J7.
Nevertheless, with two strong cameras, a sizable 3000 mAh battery, a full-HD display and hopefully enough Marshmallow to go around, the refreshed Samsung J7 will continue to entice a market fixated with the selfie stick.