A few days ago it was reported that the Galaxy J7 (2017) has been certified by the Federal Communications Commission and famous tipster Evan Blass aka @evleaks has unveiled that AT&T will sell the device in the US. The mid-range phablet has appeared on GFXBench, following the smaller J3 (2013) and its specs have been confirmed once again.
First, a leaked render of the Galaxy J7 (2017) was provided by @OnLeaks. 91mobiles has received a video of the device filmed in a 360-degree view, and it seems that Samsung has moved the speaker grille from the bottom to the right side. The speaker will be placed at the edge of a metallic strip, while on the bottom will be found a 3,5mm headphone jack, which will site next to a micro USB port. According to OnLeaks, the Galaxy J7 (2017) will measure 151.34×76.20x8mm, but its weight hasn’t been unveiled yet.
The specs of Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy J7 (2017) have appeared on GFXBench, and we should expect a 5.5-inch HD screen, contrary to previous rumors that said that the phone will boast a Full HD resolution, and the chipset will be an Exynos 7870 with a 1.5 GHz octa-core Cortex-A53 processor that will be backed by an ARM Mali-T830 GPU and 2GB of RAM. Its internal memory will have a capacity of 16GB and the cameras will have resolutions of 8MP and 5MP, respectively. The phablet may not have the best specs, but it will come with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.
Previously, the Galaxy J7 (2017) was tested with a Snapdragon 625 SoC, and this could mean that Samsung will release it in different variants of chipsets. In the US, one of the variants will be available via AT&T, Verizon, and US Cellular.
The current Galaxy J7 was launched in March 2016, so we can expect a similar release date for the new model and a price of less than $300.