Samsung is expected to refresh the Galaxy J series, but the exact date of when this will happen is still unknown.
But to confirm that this date is very close, an international variant of the larger Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 has appeared on FCC. The handset has been cleared on the platform with model number SM-J730F and as usual with FCC listings, there are not many details revealed for the handset.
Still, this doesn’t mean we don’t have a clue of what the Galaxy J7 2017 will be like. In fact, we have quite a lot from rumors and leaks. Like its predecessor, this year’s Samsung Galaxy J7 will ship with a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display screen. This panel will get an HD (720p) resolution and run on the latest version of Android 7.0 Nougat.
Under the hood, the Galaxy J7 2017 will reportedly be powered by an in-house Exynos 7870 SoC, which is an octa-core chipset clocked at 1.5GHz. This processor comes with a pairing of a Mali-T830 GPU and 2GB RAM. In terms of storage, the J7 2017 is expected to ship with just 16GB, but lucky enough you get a microSD card that should be able to house up to 128GB. For the optics, Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 is rumored to be coming with an 8MP lens on the back and a 5MP lens for selfies. Not so impressive huh!
As noted, Samsung is expected to refresh the entire Galaxy J series with 2017 versions. This means that the company should also be working on releasing Samsung Galaxy J3 2017 and Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 alongside the J7 2017. These will follow the refreshed Galaxy A series that came in January and so far, all has been good. If this entry level Galaxy J series takes the same direction, it would be to Samsung’s delight, but given the ever-growing completion in this category, it will be tougher this time for the record-breaking Galaxy J series.