Snapdragon 425 variant of Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) appears on GFXBench

The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017), which was spotted on GFXBench earlier this month, and Geekbench last month, has made an appearance on the benchmarking website again. But, this time, it’s powered by a different chipset.

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)

The Galaxy J7 (2017) which was spotted on GFXBench earlier this month carried model number SM-J727A and was powered by Exynos 7870 SoC, whereas, the one spotted on Geekbench last month carried model number SM-J727P and was powered by Snapdragon 625 SoC. Both these models were running Android 7.0 Nougat.


Well, we have yet another variant of the Galaxy J7 (2017) which has appeared on GFXBench. This one carries model number SM-S727VL and is powered by Snapdragon 425 SoC which is laced with 2 GB RAM and backed by Adreno 308 GPU. The specifications on this one are same as the ones found on the Exynos 7870 variant, however, this one’s running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow instead of 7.0 Nougat.

Going by what Samsung does with all it’s smartphones, the Snapdragon 425 variant might be restricted to the US whereas the Exynos variant might be availed to the rest of the world. However, we are not quite sure if the Snapdragon 625 variant too would make it to the US market.

Also, given the fact that the model number is post-fixed with ‘VL’, the Snapdragon 425 variant is said to be available through Verizon Wireless. It’s also said to be offered by other carriers like AT&T. For now, these are just rumors, and we can only wait for some official information from Samsung.

Source | Via