A few days ago, a series of Samsung Galaxy J 2017 phones were listed on the Wi-Fi Alliance and among them was the Galaxy J7 2017.
While the listed Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 variant certified by the WFA carried model number SM-J727S, we are now seeing an AT&T-bound variant of the phone with model numbers SM-J727A and SM-J727AZ. The FCC has just certified the two models for use in the country and thus they should be released really soon.
Other than Samsung Galaxy J7 2017, the FCC has also certified the Nokia 6 for use in the U.S. market with model number TA-1038, which could mean the phone’s release is also around the corner. The phone was released earlier in the year, but it has mainly been confined within the walls of China. At the MWC 2017, HMD Global made it official that it will be leaving China and now that the FCC has cleared it, we should expect to see it sooner than later.
While the two phones are expected to compete in the same market, they have quite a different set of specs, although the details on Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 are still unclear. So far, we know that the Nokia 6 ships with a 5.5-inch 1080p display screen and under the hood, it packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC that is paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. It is powered by Android Nougat out of the box and for cameras, there’s a 16MP shooter on the back and an 8MP lens for selfies. You get a 3000mAh battery unit to the Nokia 6 alive.
There’s really nothing out here about the Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 other than the fact that it’ll also come with Android 7.0 Nougat, according to the Wi-Fi Alliance listings. This would make it a step ahead of last year’s version, which still has Android Marshmallow running the show. The Galaxy J7 2016 also came with a 5.5-inch 720p display screen, a 2GB RAM and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 SoC. Even though we expect some changes, don’t be surprised if the RAM, screen size, and resolution remain unchanged. As for the processor, the phone could get a Snapdragon 625 SoC.
We’ll update you with newer details when we get hold of them. Stay tuned!