Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) price, release date, specs and rumors

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The world may not have been clamouring for a Galaxy J7 sequel, but it looks as though we're getting one anyway. The new mid-range device is set to arrive with Android Marshmallow, an upgraded processor and an HD screen. Here's everything we know so far about the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) price, release date, specs and rumors.

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Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016): Release date and price

The Galaxy J7 (2016) price and release date are yet to be announced, but its predecessor hit stores at the beginning of summer 2015. Considering how products cycles are getting shorter, it's likely we'll see the J7 (2016) before summer. We'd expect the price to be around US$250 to US$350.

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016): Specifications

According to SamMobile, the Galaxy J7 (2016) will house an Exynos 7870 octa-core processor (developed by Samsung for midrange devices) clocked at 1.7 GHz, supported by 2 GB of RAM. These numbers were gleaned from a Geekbench test, a screenshot from which can be seen below.

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Supposed leaked benchmark test for the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016). / © Primate Labs

GFXBench leaked further details on the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) specs, but it seems that most aspects of the phone will be the same as on the original J7.

The screen is said to remain at 5.5-inches with HD (1,280 x 720 pixels) resolution, while the rear camera sensor would come in at 13 MP and the front-facing one, 5 MP. There is a rumor, however, that a Snapdragon version of the device is in the works, with 3 GB of RAM and a 1,080p resolution display.

In addition, recent speculation suggests the battery capacity could be in the region of 4,300 mAh, though this is an outrageous prospect and almost certainly inaccurate. Suffice to say if Samsung did achieve this, we'd certainly take notice. 

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Potential Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) spec. / © GFXBench

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  • Abhishek Ahuja Apr 17, 2016 Link to comment

    Samsung J7 seems a masterpiece model. One couldn’t get a better deal in a smartphone with so many features & powerful functionalities.

  • Swati Khanna Mar 31, 2016 Link to comment

    Amazing smartphone. Very powerful & promising. All I can say is that Samsung has set new standards in the markets for all the other manufactures, with the release of Samsung J7 model. Now Launching good smartphone for all the other supplier will not be that easy.

  • Mukul Raj Feb 15, 2016 Link to comment

    Arvokm is right...we like to buy a branded one instead of some unknown China phones...! Plus I like the Samsung's android theme...!

  • Parvind Chahal Feb 7, 2016 Link to comment

    these phones will only successful if samsung able to beat price tag and specification tag of are well educated n are going after value for money

    • Arvokm Feb 8, 2016 Link to comment

      You also have to take Samsung's brand value into consideration, many base users will rather take a mid-range device from a well-known manufacturer than a relatively unknown Chinese device, no matter what are their specs.

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