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Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) revealed to sport 1080p screen, 3GB RAM

By Adrian Diaconescu January 20, 2016, 2:36 am

Samsung already pushed the boundaries of “mid-range” gadgets with the colossal Galaxy A7 (2016) and A9 (2016), which mimic the premium build of the GS6 roster and offer beefy octa-core chips, 3GB RAM (each), as well as large batteries, and now, we’re in for a surprisingly powerful new entry into the Galaxy J family.

Like the Galaxy J5 (2016), the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) will almost certainly go official less than nine months after its predecessor. But unlike the 5.2-incher, the 5.5-inch budget-friendly beast should considerably improve at least two mediocre features of the 2015 edition, according to GFX Bench.

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Unless Sammy reconsiders at the last minute, the J7 (2016) shall adopt 1920 x 1080, aka Full HD, screen resolution, up from 1280 x 720 pixels, or “normal” HD. The diagonal will apparently stay the same, while multitaskers have 3 gigs of memory to look forward to, which would be double the original’s RAM count.

At this point, you may start to wonder whether the second-gen Galaxy J7 won’t be priced out of this world. After all, last year’s model used to cost as much as $350 unlocked, before going down to around $280.

Since we’re not dealing with a Galaxy A-series phone, it’s unlikely you’ll get anything but plastic on the outside, so surely, a $400+ MSRP would drive cash-strapped power users away. Hopefully, the rest of the specs, which aren’t mind-blowing, including Android 5.1 Lollipop software, an octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, 16GB storage, and 13 and 5MP cameras, will help Samsung strike a balance between advanced tech and affordability.

Source: GFX Bench

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