5-inch Samsung Galaxy J3 coming soon as a new affordable Android smartphone?

5-inch Samsung Galaxy J3 coming soon as a new affordable Android smartphone?
Last month, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy J2 (pictured on the left) in India, and it looks like now it's getting ready to introduce another member of the Galaxy J series: the J3.

Recently benchmarked over at GFXBench and Geekbench, the Galaxy J3 (model number SM-J3109) seems to be larger, and more advanced than the J2. Apparently, the upcoming handset sports a 5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels - a clear improvement over the 4.7-inch, 540 x 960 pixels screen of the J2. The new handset also seems to feature an 8 MP rear camera, a 5 MP front-facing camera, 1 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of expandable internal memory. As for the processor that's powering the J3, this is a quad-core, 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 clocked at 1.2 GHz.

At the moment, the Samsung Galaxy J3 runs Android 5.1.1. We don't know where, and neither when the new smartphone will be available to buy, though it's probably safe to assume that it's going to be affordable. In any case, Samsung's Galaxy J series is slowly but surely growing: the J3 will be the family's fifth member, after the Galaxy J1, Galaxy J2, Galaxy J5, and Galaxy J7.


sources: GFXBench, Geekbench via Winfuture, SamMobile

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11 Comments

1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Samsung has offered too many affordable options that affordable is becoming too cheap. Pun intended.

2. vladimir86

Posts: 85; Member since: Oct 15, 2011

Really? Whats gona be the price? I gues around 350$ no?

3. vishalaestro

Posts: 81; Member since: Dec 08, 2013

the asus zenfone 2 laser is the clear winner here.

4. HASHTAG unregistered

I honestly do not get Samsung.

5. nepalisherpa

Posts: 338; Member since: Jul 17, 2015

It's amazing how they can release so many models. Why not only have 4 models/phones (a Note series, a flagship, a mid-range, and a low-range) and support them really well?

6. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

I guess the people in the R&D depts at Samsung must be very convincing.

10. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Different Phones for different Markets. Even in their Flagship phones there are a ton of different models. But I don't get it either.

7. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Let's wait for it's price

8. aegislash

Posts: 1496; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Didn't Samsung say they were going to be making less devices this year? Not sure of the total count but it seems like a new device is either rumored or revealed every week.

9. shimanto1123

Posts: 105; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

Another day, another Galaxy!

11. dorfoz

Posts: 156; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

anything affordable android is in the back burner for software upgrades. These are probably recycled old phones.

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