Going back months now, we’ve been hearing about Samsung’s plans for some new mid-range additions to its Android lineup in the form of a couple new Galaxy J-series phones. We already had the Galaxy J and J1, and rumors claimed that both a J5 and J7 were also in the works. Last month, some UAProf data seemed to confirm both handsets, while also giving us a narrow peek at their hardware. We still haven’t seen a formal announcement of either phone, but they may just find a way to sneak out on their own, as we get clued-in to a Kazakhstani retailer with a pre-order listing for the Galaxy J7.
There, the J7 is listed with the same 720p resolution we saw in that UAProf, and the given 5.5-inch screen size matches earlier rumors. The phone is described as running an octa-core Marvell PXA1936 SoC, having 16GB of storage, and supporting microSD expansion. There should be a 13MP camera, 3000mAh battery, and dual SIM support.
The handset’s price works out to about $270, and according to the site, shipments should start going out to buyers next week, on June 9.
That paints a pretty comprehensive picture of the smartphone, and the only thing that really gives us pause is some of the imagery employed here: while it’s possible that Samsung is just reusing an existing design, some of these pics are clearly of the old Galaxy J1 – and their file names even confirm as much. Then again, perhaps they’re just placeholders until better J7 imagery arrives. Even with that reservation in mind, this still adds up to probably our most comprehensive look yet at this new Samsung phone.