Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) leaked specs include Snapdragon 625 CPU, Android 7.0 Nougat

The Galaxy S8 is not the only smartphone Samsung plans to launch in the coming weeks, but it's the only flagship we will get until the second half of the year. Another Samsung handset that's already in the works, the Galaxy J7 (2017) will soon be announced.

The successor of last year year Galaxy J7 will include many improvements hardware-wise, such as a better CPU and a newer version of Android. A couple of renders of the Galaxy J7 (2017) have already leaked last year, so we already know what the phone might look like.

More recently, Samsung's mid-range smartphone was spotted at Geekbench, a benchmark that is often used to test handsets before they are made official.

The listing at Geekbench revealed that Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) will be equipped with a more than decent octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor. Also, it confirms that the smartphone will run Android 7.0 Nougat right out of the box.

However, the benchmark results mention the Galaxy J7 (2017) packs only 2GB of RAM, even though previous rumors claim the smartphone will include 3GB RAM, which would be more appropriate to go along with the powerful CPU.

We're also expecting the phone to feature a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, a secondary 5-megapixel front camera, 16GB storage, and a 5.5-inch display with full HD (1080p) resolution. Hopefully, the Galaxy J7 (2017) will be revealed sooner rather than later.

source: Geekbench

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Galaxy J7 (2017)
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1600 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh(24h 3G talk time)



1. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

I want Samsung to relaunch the note 4 with the same form factor, removable battery and all the extras like expandable storage, IR blaster, etc with the latest Exynos 8890 soc and 4 gigs of ram with nougat pre-installed. The newer camera module from the S7 would be the icing on an otherwise perfect phone. Price it close to 400-500$ and we have the perfect cheaper note alternative.

2. dmakun

Posts: 382; Member since: Jun 06, 2011

This note 4 (2017) remake would sell like crazy!!! removable battery returns on top of the efficient Exynos 8890 soc with the new samsung experience (formerly touchwiz) skin, add a very competitive $500 price and all the other oems might as well forget about competing for sales in 2017. One can only dream though.

3. Swoosh

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

Yah that would be nice. I still have my note 4 for those reasons... Can change battery and add storage whenever I feel like. They charge way to much for extra storage on phones these days. Tech companies still treat gigabytes of storage like we were in 2004. Way overpriced.

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