The original Samsung Galaxy J7 launched in 2015 with Android Lollipop, and later upgraded to Marshmallow 6.0.1. Now, we’ve seen the device clearing WiFi certification with Android 7.0 Nougat. Since it is done with the WiFi certification, the speculation is that the company is in the process of testing the software on the Galaxy J7, and has plans to release it soon – though nothing is confirmed yet.
Two months ago, the first-gen Samsung Galaxy J7 with Android Nougat was spotted on the WiFi Alliance website. Recently, it reappeared on the website. This indicates that the Android 7.0 for Galaxy J7 has been tested but it is unclear on when it will be rolled out. Further WiFi certification is not definite proof that the OTA will arrive, but we can be sure that the update is in the pipeline.
The listing on the WiFi website does not reveal any specifications, except that the device is powered by Android 7.0 Nougat. Per the listing, the smartphone will have a model number SM–J700T, with certification ID WFA64700 dated 24th August 2017.
If you wondering if a three-year-old device with a Snapdragon 615 processor will support Open GLES 3.1 to run Nougat, sources confirm that it is technically possible.
To recall, the Samsung Galaxy J7 has a 13-MP rear auto focus camera with a LED flash light, measures 152.2x79x7.9mm and weighs 169 grams, and it comes with a 5.5-inch HD display. The device packs 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory, expandable with microSD. This handset has a 3000mAh Li-Ion battery, dual SIM and LTE (4G). On the connectivity front, it supports, WiFi, WiFi Direct and Hotspot, Micro USB port, Bluetooth 4.1 A2DP, NFC, FM radio with RDS, and GPS with A-GPS and Glonass and Beidou.