The 2016 iteration of the Galaxy J7 has leaked online a couple of times in recent weeks, and one of the leaks had suggested the mid-range device could come with a rather large 4,300 mAh battery. It looks like that might not turn out to be true, as the Galaxy J7 (2016) was recently certified by the FCC with a battery that’s 1,000 mAh smaller.
3,300 mAh to be exact, though even that is a little larger than the original Galaxy J7. Thanks to the supposed mid-range specs, the battery should be able to withstand considerably heavy usage before the phone needs a charge, keeping in line with Samsung’s focus on smartphone battery life this year. Those mid-range specs are expected to include a 5.5-inch Full HD display, the Snapdragon 617 CPU (and possibly an Exynos 7870 SoC), 2/3GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear camera, and even a fingerprint sensor.
The Galaxy J7 (2016) is still a couple of months away from an official launch, at least if Samsung sticks to its yearly upgrade schedule. It’s shaping up to be an interesting mid-range device overall, though it’s too bad the 4,300 mAh battery might not make it into the retail version.