Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 with Android 7.0 Nougat Appears on GFXBench – Release Imminent?

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Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 has just appeared in benchmarks with Android 7.0 Nougat running the show, a confirmation that the OS will be released soon.

According to a listing on GFXBench, Samsung has started testing the new Android 7.0 Nougat OS on the budget Galaxy J7 2016 handset. This comes after the company rolled out the same treat to its portfolio of high-end phones from 2016 and 2015, although not all markets have received the OS.

In January, the first Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge handsets received the Nougat treat. Since then, the OS has slowly been rolling out to other handsets, including the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+ and the phablet Galaxy Note 5. Not so long ago, the Nougat OTA started rolling out to the midrange Galaxy A5 2016 and its counterpart Galaxy A7 2016 and it appears that Samsung is getting ready to update the low-end Galaxy J7 2016 in the coming days or weeks.

Notably, this appearance on GFXBench doesn’t mean that the update is already out. It’s possible that this is just a test unit, suggesting that the company is indeed working on an update. The story is the same as far as the Galaxy A8 2016 is concerned, with the phone recently appearing on GFXBench with Android 7.0 Nougat OS on board.

Samsung Galaxy J7 2016

We don’t know the exact date that this OS will be released to the Galaxy J7 2016, but we now know that it’s being tested. Usually, it would take a few weeks from the time a device shows up in benchmarks before the stable OS is rolled out. With this in mind, we should be looking at a late June or July release date, including the Nougat update for the midrange Galaxy A8 2016.

As you wait for the Nougat update on the Galaxy J7 2016, it’s worth noting that the company is also getting ready to unveil the successor to this phone dubbed Galaxy J7 2017. With this model, you won’t need an update to get Android 7.0 Nougat, rather, it’ll come preinstalled with this OS out of the box, which pretty much cool from Samsung.


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