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.

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




Adrian has had an insatiable passion for writing since he was in school and found himself writing philosophical essays about the meaning of life and the differences between light and dark beer. Later, he realized this was pretty much his only marketable skill, so he first created a personal blog (in Romanian) and then discovered his true calling, which is writing about all things tech (in English).

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