Galaxy J7 (2016) source code surfaces, reveals hardware specs


Samsung’s Galaxy J7 (2016) in nearing an official release. Today, the device’s kernel sources leaked on GitHub, which revealed some key specifications.

The Galaxy J7 (2016) is codenamed “j7xlte.” Based on the leaked code, we were able to determine some of the device’s hardware specifications. The Galaxy J1 (2016) will sport a 5.5-inch Full HD display powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 SoC. 3GB of RAM is also expected along with a 13MP rear-facing camera and a 5MP front-facing camera for selfies and video chats. Both sensors will be produced by none other than Samsung itself.

Most notably, the code indicated a possible fingerprint scanner to be embedded in the device’s home button. Storage space is unknown, but the device is expected to include a microSD card slot for expansion. A 4,300mAh battery should be sealed at the back, which should provide some lengthy battery life.

The Samsung Galaxy J1 2016 model has already released and Galaxy J7 (2016) benchmarks have already been spotted. It can’t be too far away from a release. We’ll let you know when it becomes official.

Source: GitHub
Via: GSMArena

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Doug was raised in New York and currently attends Muhlenberg College where he is majoring in Accounting. He has been a die-hard Google and Android enthusiast ever since he purchased the Samsung Galaxy Vibrant. Doug strongly prefers Android over competitors for its customization, flat Material Design and exceptional integration with Google Services. Currently, Doug switches between the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Nexus 5X, and travels with a Nexus 9. In addition, Doug wears an Android Wear smartwatch and has other gadgets such as a Nexus Player and Cardboard viewer. Aside from writing with Talk Android, Doug enjoys testing new applications, designing concepts and studying Android application development all while attempting to keep up with the rapid world of technology. He’s hopeful that his high productivity will make lives easier and more meaningful. Doug’s dream is to attend Google I/O.