Galaxy J3 (2017) may be unveiled December 1
The Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017)
has been popping up in benchmarks and FCC databases for a while now, indicating an imminent launch. How imminent? Well, judging from the leaked press render of the new J3, it might be as soon as December 1, as that's the date shown on the homescreen widget. The J3 (2016)
was released in January this year, so December announcement of its successor is not out of the question.
Based on the leaked benchmarks, the upcoming Galaxy J3 refresh sports a 5-inch display with either HD (720p) or FHD (1080p) resolution. In fact, there's a high chance that Samsung will launch two version of the Galaxy J3 (2017)
with different displays, as the leak here suggests. Evan Blass writes that the press render here is from the "regular" SM-J327P model, not SM-J3119, which will be denoted as the J3 Pro.
Aside from the 5-incher, he Galaxy J3 (2017) will pack a 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor and 2 GB of RAM, which should be more than enough for an entry-level handset. Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) is also said to feature an 8-megapixel rear camera and a decent 2,600 mAh battery under the hood. The smartphone is expected to ship with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow onboard, but it's not clear yet if or when the Nougat update and Samsung's new UX will be in the cards.