U.S. version of the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) shows up on GFXBench?

Back on the first day of this month, a phone with the model number of SM-J727A surfaced on GFXBench. This is believed to be the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017). The phone could be offered internationally, and in the states based on an FCC certification. The SM-J727A could be the international model since it is powered by the Exynos 7870 chipset. The latter contains an octa-core 1.5GHz and the Mali-T830 GPU.

Yesterday, another version of the same phone using a serial number of SM-J727VL appeared on GFXBench. This looks to be the U.S. version of the phone since it is powered by the Snapdragon 425 SoC, carrying a quad-core 1.4GHz CPU and the Adreno 308 GPU. The rest of the specs match up perfectly with the specs for the SM-J727A. In other words, it comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage. Both models have an 8MP rear-facing camera and a 5MP front-facing snapper for selfies and video chats.

It seems obvious that with the only difference between the two benchmark tests being the inclusion of the Exynos chip on one and the Snapdragon chip on the other, the former is the international Galaxy J7 (2017), while the latter is the U.S. version. To be more specific, it could be a version of the device that is heading to Verizon based on the "VL" at the end of the model number. The phone should be unveiled later this year. Based on a U.S. trademark application, the U.S. model could be launched as the Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro. According to one rumor, besides Verizon, the handset could end up offered in the states by AT&T and U.S. Cellular.

source: GFXBench via TechUpdate3

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