Just like Samsung released 2016 versions of the Galaxy A series, they are planning to update the Galaxy J series as well. The Galaxy J7 specifications surfaced online of a Snapdragon 650 variant and now we have details regarding an Exynos variant as well.
Now, a new benchmark listing on Geekbench reveals that the smartphone will be powered by the new Exynos 7870 SoC. The model SM-J710FN will have an octa-core 1.7GHz chipset which is the successor to the Exynos 7850.
The Exynos variant however seems to have only 2GB of RAM as opposed to the 3GB of RAM on the Snapdragon 650 variant. The rest of the specifications should remain the same and the variant which you get should depend on the region that you are living in. There is also the possibility that certain regions will get both versions of the phone.
The rear camera is a 13 Megapixel Samsung S5K3L2XXl sensor while at the front, you have a 5 Megapixel Samsung S5K5E3YX sensor with a 1.1µm pixels and a 23mm f2.2 lens. The Galaxy J7 is also expected to come with a fingerprint sensor this time around and will be powered by a 4300 mAH battery and come with a microSD card slot as well. The benchmark listing reveals that the phone is running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow so we can expect the same out of the box.