It looks like Samsung may have learned quite a bit from its recent mistakes, as the rumored Galaxy S7 plan calls for a vastly improved flagship device in the battery capacity department, also capable of microSD storage expansion and underwater operation.
But as far as endurance is concerned and little else, the lower-end Galaxy J7 (2016) could prevail over the “next big thing”, somehow accommodating a 4,300 mAh battery, according to info revealed on GitHub.
Kernel code exposes the 5.5-incher’s on-board fingerprint scanner as well, a first for the mid-range J family, but hardly a shocker after the biometric authentication method’s adoption by the 2016 editions of both the Galaxy A7 and A5.
Despite what GFX Bench alluded to just last week, the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) seems to pack an MSM8952 processor, aka Qualcomm Snapdragon 617, likely paired with 3GB RAM. The previously divulged 13 and 5MP cameras gain further credence, and the relatively large display definitely sports Full HD resolution, aka 1,920 x 1,080 pixels.
Overall, that sounds like a breathtaking set of features for what we expect to cost $400, $450 tops, though the 4,300 mAh cell remains hands down the high point of the spec sheet… if real. Just imagine how long it’d be able to keep the lights on with a decently frugal SoC around and a non-2K screen.