The Wi-Fi Alliance has recently certified four new smartphone models from the South Korean tech giant Samsung. This certification ensures that the handsets are free from connectivity issues before they are sold to consumers. The smartphone models tested by the organization are the single-SIM and dual-SIM variants of the SM-J720F and the SM-J720M. Previous reports have mentioned that the SM-J720F will be marketed as the Samsung Galaxy J8 (2018), and it is rumored to be the successor of the Galaxy J7 (2017).
The certificates released by the Wi-Fi Alliance confirm earlier reports which state that the Galaxy J8 (2018) will ship with Android 8.0 Oreo pre-installed. However, it is almost certain that Samsung's proprietary skin, the Samsung Experience UI, will run on top of Google's operating system. Previous reports claim that the Samsung Galaxy J8 (2018) will be powered by the Exynos 7885 chipset, the same chipset that powers mid-range devices like the Galaxy A8 (2018) and the Galaxy A8 Plus (2018). The handset is expected to include 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal flash storage, although there is no available information yet on whether or not the handset will support memory expansion using a microSD card.
In contrast, the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) only included 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal flash storage. Moreover, the smartphone will reportedly sport a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1280 by 720 pixels. Earlier reports also state that the rear camera of the device will be equipped with one 13-megapixel sensor while the front-facing selfie shooter will have an 8-megapixel snapper. The certificate released by the Wi-Fi Alliance also mentioned that the SM-J720F will support the 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard and that the handset will be able to connect to both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi networks. More details regarding the pricing, specifications, and the availability of the device will likely become available once the handset is officially launched.