Leaked info suggests Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) packs Exynos chipset and runs Android 7.0 Nougat

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) is the lesser-featured Galaxy J series smartphone the South Korean company plans to launch this year. We've already seen the Galaxy J7 (2017) going on sale in the United States under various names, while the Galaxy J5 (2017) has just been granted FCC's approval and is likely to make its debut very soon.

The entry-level Galaxy J3 (2017) doesn't pack any fancy features that would make it stand out from other handsets in the same price range. However, it looks like Samsung has decided to include Android 7.0 Nougat on board.

The smartphone that goes by model number SM-J330 has been recently listed at Geekbench, which is why we've been able to learn a few more details about what's inside the Galaxy J3 (2017).

First off, it looks like the smartphone will be equipped with a quad-core core Exynos 7570 processor, paired with 2GB RAM and 16GB expandable storage. Our previous report about the Galaxy J3 (2017) might have been inaccurate since it talked about a Marshmallow-powered phone with just 1.5GB RAM inside and an octa-core Snapdragon 435 CPU.

Unfortunately, we're not offered any details about the phone's camera, but it's worth noting that its predecessor, the Galaxy J3 (2016) comes with an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a secondary 5-megapixel shooter on the front. The Galaxy J3 (2017) should pack at least similar cameras.

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) is expected to arrive in the United States, just like the Galaxy J7 (2017), as most major carriers will offer the phone.

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Galaxy J3 (2017)
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 7 Quad, 1.5GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat



1. GreenMan

Posts: 2704; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Now, I don't know whether this chipset is based on 32-Bit Cortex-A7 or 64-Bit Cortex-A53 but... This chipset is based on 14nm FinFet Technology (Same as Snapdragon 820 & 821) so... The battery life would be ridiculously impressive, specially in case of A7s...! And forget about heat-ups and battery drainage as this SoC appears to be capped at a low 1.4Ghz... To put things into perspective, The Snapdragon 650+ SoCs is still rocking on 28nm HPM... Bravo, Samsung...! G'Day!

2. GreenMan

Posts: 2704; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Just check the official Samsung Website, and The SoC appears to be a 64-Bit Cortex-A53...! But the rest of the specs are fairly mediocre, really... 4G CAT-4 Modem, resolution capped at a lowly 720p, DDR3 RAM with probably 667Mhz bandwidth... Oh and, a fairly garbage-ish Mali-T720... But for a sub $200 price-tag, one can't complain much...! G'Day!

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