Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) press renders surface online

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The 2017 version of the Samsung J7 has appeared again on the rumour mill. It had first popped up on the radar a few months ago in December 2016, on the Zauba import listing. Subsequently, it also showed up on the GFXBench benchmarking system

This time around though, Twitter tipster Evan Blass (@evleaks) has tweeted an image that is reportedly of the Galaxy J7 V and J7 Sky Pro on Verizon and Tracfone respectively, in the US market. In other markets, it will simply be known as the Galaxy J7 (2017).

The device is likely to be powered by a Snapdragon 425 processor, and an octa-core Exynos 7870 in some markets. However, other specifications of the Galaxy J7 (2017) are allegedly going to be largely the same in all variants.

The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) is reportedly going to come with a 5.5-inch display, with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels, and a curved glass slapped on the fascia. Accompanying the processor would be a 2GB RAM unit, with 16GB of storage as default, with the option to expand through a microSD card. It will also ship with Android 7.0 Nougat running on the device out of the box. For imaging, there is an 8 megapixel primary camera with LED flash, and a 5 megapixel shooter on the front.

On the design front, it looks like the new Galaxy J7 will come with a removable plastic back cover like the older model, but with a differently textured band running over the camera module. Again, going by the renders we can see that the device will have capacitive navigation keys, and a physical home button that might incorporate a fingerprint scanner too.

The current generation of the Samsung Galaxy J7 has been priced as a mid-range device in India. The next generation is tipped to be launched by April, and we expect the pricing to be similar to the current generation.