An alleged Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 2017 has appeared on benchmarking website GFXBench.
Last year’s Galaxy J7 Prime was only released in September, but with Samsung looking to bounce back from a horrendous end to 2016 thanks to the Galaxy Note 7, the tech giant seems to be working on a device that shares one major feature with this phablet – screen size.
According to a listing on benchmarking website GFXBench, there is an alleged Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime in the making. Like last year, this same model could be called Samsung Galaxy On7 2017 in other markets, but strange enough, it comes powered by a MediaTek processor instead of Samsung’s Exynos.
While listing doesn’t confirm that this is a Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 2017 model, the listed model number says it all. The Galaxy J7 Prime 2016 came in with model number SM-G610F. Apparently, the benchmarked phone has model number SM-G615F, an indicator that it could be the successor to last year’s variant.
Despite not giving out the exact name of the phone, the GFXBench listing has just about all the specs of the phone leaked. For starters, the phone will up the screen size from 5.5 inches used on the J7 Prime 2016 to 5.7 inches, but the resolution stays at 1920 x 1080 pixels. Samsung has always used TFT screens on its Galaxy On series and this year’s variant could be no different.
Samsung SM-G615F: 5.7in 1080P screen (wow that's huge), MediaTek Helio P20 Octacore 2,3GHz, 3/32GB, 13/13MP cams and Android 7.0 on GFXBench pic.twitter.com/8KhYA87IhF
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) February 2, 2017
Under the hood, the supposed Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 2017 will come with a MediaTek Helio P20 processor that is paired with a Mali-T880 MP2 GPU and a decent RAM of 3GB, same as last year’s model. The storage listed is 32GB, but there should be room to expand it via a microSD card. The front and rear cameras will ship with 13MP lenses and even though they’ll be able to capture 4K photos, both will only manage 1080p video recording. Software-wise, there will be Android 7.0 Nougat running the show.
What do you think?