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    Specs Comparison: Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) vs. Galaxy J7 (2016)

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    Last updated: June 7th, 2017 at 10:00 UTC+02:00

    Yesterday, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy J7 (2017) along with the Galaxy J5 (2017) and the Galaxy J3 (2017). The Galaxy J7 (2017), which succeeds last year's Galaxy J7 (2016), is the highest-specced smartphone in the company's Galaxy J series of smartphones this year.

    The Galaxy J7 (2017) features a higher resolution display, a more generous memory configuration, a higher storage variant (for some markets), Android 7.0 Nougat, a larger capacity battery, and more color options compared to its predecessor. To see how the Galaxy J7 (2017) compares to the Galaxy J7 (2016), check out the table below.

    You can also take a look at a more detailed specs sheet of the Galaxy J7 (2017) here.

    Galaxy J7 (2017) Galaxy J7 (2016)
    Display 5.5-inch Super AMOLED, Full HD Resolution 5.5-inch Super AMOLED, HD Resolution
    Processor 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 7870, 64-bit 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 7870 or Snapdragon 617, 64-bit
    RAM 3GB 2GB
    Rear camera 13-megapixel, autofocus, F1.7, LED Flash,1080p video recording 13-megapixel, autofocus, F1.9, LED Flash,1080p video recording
    Front camera 13-megapixel, fixed-focus, F1.9, LED Flash, 720p video recording 5-megapixel, fixed-focus, F1.9, LED Flash, 720p video recording
    Storage 16GB/32GB internal, expandable (up to 256GB) 16GB internal, expandable (up to 128GB)
    Software Android 7.0 Nougat Android 5.1 Lollipop (Upgradeable to Android 6.0 Marshmallow)
    Battery 3,600 mAh, non-removable 3,300 mAh, removable
    Connectivity LTE, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, dual-band Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, microUSB 2.0 port, headphone jack LTE, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1, microUSB 2.0 port, headphone jack
    Sensors Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Compass, Fingerprint, Gyro, Hall, Proximity Accelerometer, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor
    Dimensions 152.4 x 74.7 x 7.9 mm 145.8 x 72.3 x 8.1 mm, 170 g
    Color Options Black, Blue, Gold, Pink Black, White
    Phone Galaxy J7 (2017)Galaxy J7 2016

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