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Exynos 7870-powered Galaxy J8 might be in the works

Samsung SM-J800FN benchmark (Source: Geekbench)
Samsung SM-J800FN benchmark (Source: Geekbench)
Next to the alleged Galaxy J4 and Galaxy J6, as well as the US variant of the updated Galaxy J3, an Exynos 7870-powered Samsung handset was spotted on Geekbench. Codenamed SM-J800FN, this one is expected to launch as the Galaxy J8 and runs Android 8.0 Oreo. Older rumors mentioned it would feature 4 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage, and a 5.5-inch 720p display, but nothing is official yet.

Samsung seems to be preparing a solid refresh of the Galaxy J family, as well as the introduction of a new model, apparently called Galaxy J8. Next to it, we recently heard about a US variant of the low-end Galaxy J3, as well as the Galaxy J4 and Galaxy J6 handsets. While some of these devices were part of a list that was revealed thanks to a leaked Galaxy Note 8 Oreo firmware, the new Samsung Galaxy J8 has simply spotted on Geekbench.

The alleged Samsung Galaxy J8 benchmark entry mentions a device known as the SM-J800FN which is powered by an Exynos 7870 processor with a clock speed of 1.6 GHz and 3 GB of memory. While some previous rumors mentioned 4 GB of memory, we should not rule that out. After all, it would not be a surprise to see the Galaxy J8 available in variants with 3 GB and 4 GB of memory. However, we hope that the rumors that mentioned a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels because everyone seems to jump in the 2:1 aspect ratio wagon nowadays.

The scores achieved by the SM-J800FN in Geekbench 4.2.0 are 728 for single-core performance and 3,683 in the multi-core tests. Since Samsung is not eager to add dual cameras to its mid-range and low-end handsets yet, we should not hope for such a treat from the Galaxy J8. Anyway, most of the above is still rumor material for now, but we should get more accurate information from insiders familiar with the matter soon, although an official announcement from Samsung would be great.

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-02-28 (Update: 2018-02-28)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.