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Exynos version of the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) gets benchmarked

The upcoming 2016 refresh of Samsung’s Galaxy J7 has been caught in a benchmark’s database once before, and now it’s happened again. This time around however, we’re treated to the details of the Exynos version of the device, and from two different benchmarks no less – Geekbench and GFXBench.

Yes, it seems that like for its predecessor, the original J7, Samsung will once again release two models – one running its own Exynos chip, and another with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 on board.

Interestingly though, the Exynos SoC inside the J7 (2016) will be a new one, namely the Exynos 7870. This is probably going to be a successor of sorts to the Exynos 7580 found in the previous J7. It’s got an octa-core Cortex-A53 CPU clocked at up to 1.7 GHz, at least in these two tests.

This iteration of the new J7 only has 2GB of RAM, and a 5.5-inch 720p touchscreen (the Snapdragon model apparently sports 3GB and 1080p resolution). The built-in storage is 16GB, and the main camera has 13 MP resolution while the selfie snapper is a 5 MP unit. The Exynos-powered Galaxy J7 runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow in the benchmarks, so there’s a chance it will actually launch with this version on board.