Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) Hits GFXBench With Snapdragon 626

A supposed Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) was spotted in the database of popular mobile benchmarking tool GFXBench earlier today, bearing an incomplete model number of SM-J727X and being powered by a Qualcomm-made Cortex A53 system-on-chip (SoC) based on the ARMv8 architecture. Seeing how the piece of silicon integrated into the handset boasts the Adreno 506 GPU and eight cores clocked at a maximum frequency of 2.2GHz, the alleged Galaxy J7 (2017) almost certainly features the Snapdragon 626, Qualcomm's 2016 chipset that the South Korean consumer electronics manufacturer already used for the Galaxy C5 Pro (2017) and Galaxy C7 Pro (2017). The mid-range SoC is said to be rather energy efficient and should ensure that Samsung's upcoming smartphone boasts a dependable battery life.

The newly uncovered GFXBench listing of the alleged Galaxy J7 (2017) also indicates that the handset is equipped with a 5.5-inch display panel with a resolution of 1280 by 720 pixels. The screen of the device is likely protected by regular 2.5D glass while its pixel count indicates that it utilizes a conventional 16:9 aspect ratio. The phone tested by GFXBench featured 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage space, in addition to sporting a 5-megapixel front sensor with support for recording Full HD video. The latest listing of the supposed Galaxy J7 (2017) also implies that the smartphone will be equipped with either a 12-megapixel or a 13-megapixel single-lens primary camera setup that will be accompanied by an LED flash and support face detection, autofocus, touch focus, and HDR. Apart from a wide variety of standard sensors that are featured in virtually every other contemporary handset, the new GFXBench listing suggests that the Galaxy J7 (2017) won't be NFC-enabled, or at least the variant that was just listed online won't be.

Other models of the same device were already sighted on numerous occasions in recent weeks, with some previous benchmark listings hinting at variants powered by Samsung's proprietary Exynos 7870 SoC and 3GB of RAM that are equipped with a 13-megapixel front camera. The Seoul-based original equipment manufacturer (OEM) is likely planning to release numerous variations of the handset for different markets, which would also explain apparent differences between recent benchmark listings of the Galaxy J7 (2017). More details on the upcoming smartphone should be available in the coming weeks.

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