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The Samsung J7 (2017) is codenamed SM-J727V and is expected to be released somewhere around 2017. It is to succeed its older 2016 model which has encountered a great deal of success in the middle-tier smartphone category. We are going to compare both of them to give you the information of whether you should make the upgrade or not.

Design and Display

The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) is rumored to come equipped with a 5.5 inch AMOLED screen which will have a resolution of 1920 x 1080. Just like its older model it is to be made with a metal unibody.

Further leaks suggest that the new model will have a black horizontal metallic strip on its rear. Its previous model also features a 5.5 inch AMOLED display but with a lower resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels.


Being rumored to be powered by either an Exynos or Qualcomm chip there is no information regarding which manufacturer they will choose. The device is said to pack 3GB of RAM as reported by BGR.

The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) comes in two hardware variants, one powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 while the other by an Exynos 7870. It comes equipped with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable internal storage.

Camera and Software

No news regarding software was issued by Samsung but the newest model is to run on Android Nougat straight out of the fabric while its previous version runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

Camera wise, the J7 (2016) sports a 13MP back snapper and a 5MP frontal camera. The newer model is to have the same camera on both front and back as they are believed to have 16MP.

Power Options and Price

The 2016 model is powered by a 3.300mAh battery while the newer model is to have a smaller but better optimized to improve power consumption one.  Pricing wise the J7 (2017) is to be available for $201.35 while its predecessor came at $239.

The final price of the 2017 model is still under debate as Samsung hasn’t released an official statement. More announcements will be made available in the first quarter of 2017.