It’s just over a year since a new Samsung Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J5 came to life. With this in mind, it’s actually time for the new Galaxy J7 2017 and J5 2017 to come in – and the latest reports are conforming to this statement.
According to a new listing on GFXBench, Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 should not be far away from release. The benchmarks give us a peep into what the Galaxy J7 2016 successor will be like internally and you’ll for sure have some love for this phone. Apparently, the major highlight is the front 13MP selfie camera, which is a major upgrade from the 5MP used on last year’s J7.
The latest move shows Samsung’s intent in the selfie business, with something similar recently happening to the Galaxy A5 2017 and Galaxy A7 2017, both of which have 16MP selfie cameras to match the rear counterparts. Similarly, the Galaxy J7 2017 has the same 13MP shooter on the back, but you can expect more features on this main camera, including AF and LED flash, but the latter feature is also expected to be retained from last year’s model.
Other Galaxy J7 2017 features given out in the GFXBench benchmarks are a 5.5-inch 1080p display screen, which is another significant upgrade from previous models. Under the hood, the J7 2017 will ship with an Exynos 7880 SoC, same as the Galaxy A5 and A7 2017 handsets and the RAM will be bumped from 2GB to 3GB, but you still get 16GB of expandable storage.
In terms of software, the Galaxy J7 2017 will bring you the latest Android 7.0 Nougat, but we don’t know if Samsung will use the same UX used on the Galaxy S8.
While this appearance on GFXBench shows that Samsung will soon unveil the Galaxy J7 2017, the phone’s appearance on Indonesia’s P3DN certification body has more weight to this aspect that the benchmarks. Apparently, the J7 2017 has been cleared for release in the region, which means it could be available really soon.
Joining the J7 on P3DN is the Galaxy J5 2017, which should also be unveiled alongside the former. The phones have also been cleared by the FCC, which further adds more weight to their “soon” release date.
For now, we don’t really know when Samsung plans to release the Galaxy J 2017 series, but given the current models are already into the second year, we expect the Korean company to take the wraps off the 2017 models in the coming weeks, if not days.