The Samsung Galaxy Wide 2 from Korea outlines the rumours for the mid-range J7 2017 and has remarkably similar specs to the current J7 2016
Samsung has recently launched the Galaxy Wide 2 in Korea. The smartphone is supposed to be a mid-range offering in Samsung’s lineup and has a decent design as well. The Wide 2 has a 5.5-inch HD 2.5D curved glass display. It is built around an octa-core 1.6 GHz processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. It has a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/1.9 aperture and a front 5-megapixel selfie camera.
The Galaxy Wide 2 will run on Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box. It will have 16GB of inbuilt storage along with an expandable 256GB microSD option. The handset is only 8.6mm thick with a 3300 mAh battery
However, the smartphone has a code name of SM-J727S, which clearly points towards the fact that it could be the next J7, i.e. the J7 2017 edition. If this becomes true, then the Galaxy J7 2017 won’t be much of an upgrade from the current J7 2016. The current J7 has exactly the similar specifications, without the 2.5D curved glass on top of the display.
While we don’t have a confirmed idea about the J7 2017 edition, we could hope that Samsung should be upgrading the internals to make for itself a fair fighting ground. The smartphone clearly has a visible upgrade in the looks department, especially for the rear metal panel. But, the J7 2017 needs to have at least 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage to make into a buyer’s consideration list and provide a compelling option to Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 4 and Moto G5.