The first Samsung Galaxy J7 was released in June 2015 and back then, it came preinstalled with Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box.
While the Galaxy J7 2015 has since then been updated to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, it appears that this is not the end of the road for the budget phone. According to the Wi-Fi Alliance, the Korean company could be lining up an update to Android 7.0 Nougat for this phone, something that comes as a surprise to us at TWG.
Not so long ago, Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 appeared on GFXBench with Android 7.0 Nougat on board, a confirmation that the device is being tested for the OS ahead of release. Even though this did not give us a date of the expected release, the story is also the same as far as the original Galaxy J7 is concerned. So far, this Wi-Fi Alliance listing doesn’t give us any date, but it’s an indicator that the tech company may release the Nougat treat to the handset in the coming days.
This Wi-Fi Alliance listing confirmed three variants of the Galaxy J7 2015 with model numbers SM-J701MT, SM-J701M/DS and SM-J701M – all with Android 7.0 Nougat on board.
Just to jog your memory, the original Samsung Galaxy J7 came with a 5.5-inch 720p display screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC paired with a RAM of 1.5GB and 16GB of expandable storage. The phone also comes with a decent 3000mAh battery unit, a 13MP main camera, and a 5MP selfie shooter.