Samsung Galaxy J3 Pro gets official: better cameras, more memory, same Lollipop

Samsung Galaxy J3 Pro gets official: better cameras, more memory, same Lollipop
That elusive Galaxy J3 2017 from that was making the rounds in recent weeks at the FCC and its Chinese equivalent? Well, it just became official on Samsung's China website, and it will be called the Galaxy J3 Pro, of all things. It is seemingly just an upgraded version of the J3 2016, which appeared not that long ago, back in January. As the name suggests, the Pro variant will give you more than the previous J3 edition, in terms of operating memory, internal storage, and cameras. 

It's the cameras that have seemingly seen the biggest upgrade - the rear shooter has grown in resolution from 5 MP to 8 MP, and the selfie cam at the front went from 2 MP to 5 MP. While the J3 2016 comes with 1.5 GB of RAM, on the J3 Pro we have a nice round 2 GB number. The 8 GB internal storage capacity is now doubled to 16 GB from the get-go, while the phone retains the microSD slot for its expansion.

Other than that, most everything else has stayed the same - the 5" Super AMOLED HD display, 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 410 chipset, and 4G connectivity with dual SIM capabilities. Unfortunately, that goes for the operating system version, too, as it has stayed Android 5.1 Lollipop, which, six months after the unveiling of its predecessor, is a pity no matter how you slice it.

source: Samsung via GadgetBlaze

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20 Comments

1. sebbellic01

Posts: 305; Member since: May 03, 2016

Rubbish phone.

6. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Not bad device actually except processor which is ancient and operating system. Should I believe it is has a metal body????

11. Kumar123 unregistered

Agreed. How come Google let these companies get away with this crap? Almost 2 years old software. Samsung should be ashamed of themself. Shame on Samsung.

12. M.O.A.B

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

You are not forced to buy it nor to promote it

13. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

People are allowed to express their opinions, and in this case I think theirs are mostly right.

18. M.O.A.B

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

He talks exactly like he was going to buy it :/ And in case you didnt know .. he trolls every samsung article

14. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

What's wrong with Lollipop? 5.1.1 isn't that old. Also what market is it for? Also, you have to consider, the phones are released with the version of Android that was available hen the phone was being created. Am sure it will get updated. Out the box it will still do more than many phones. No one cares what version of the software that comes on it. All they care about is the phone working. Getting wrapped up in software version numbers is just dumb!

20. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

Marshmallow was already released for months, even the previously released S7 came with Marshmallow, yet these new devices still come with Lollipop? Way to prove lazy efforts. "No one cares what version of the software that comes on it. All they care about is the phone working." This is why manufacturers are lagging in delivering system updates.

21. Fellwalker

Posts: 538; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

Marshmallow gets security updates.

15. EyeSea

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 04, 2016

Rubbish specs.

19. Doctorluv unregistered

Tell tht to everyone who keeps buying them...lol

2. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Why OEMs are still reluctant to use newer SD 4XX series like 415, 425, and 430?

7. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

That's why I suggest Chinese OEMs (which is officially available in my country) when it comes to entry level smartphones. They offer snapdragon 650 for the same buck (Redmi note 3 16GB ). Besides most of these entry level smartphone last 1yr max in my hand anyway. Then they either ruined by buggy OS updates or by accidental breaking by me :-P

9. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Agreed. Chinese all the way if you're getting midrangers or lower midrangers. Buying previous year's flagship at midrange price also might be a good idea.

3. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

off topic for a moment.. Ramadan Kareem phonearena! anyways.. Seriously?? 410 is still alive? SD 430 is already out, why can't they use the newest 'budget' chip model? :/

4. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 455; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

It actually isn't an issue in my eyes but whoa, still on Lollipop.

5. rkoforever90

Posts: 448; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

Another day another Samsung now they will launch a 5.5 inch j3 pro mega duos

22. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

don't forget..... LTE-A

8. Hama22

Posts: 60; Member since: Jul 17, 2015

Oh freakin lollipop! This is ridiculous. Google really should do something about it such a good OS getting ruined by OEMs it's really sad

17. jsdechavez

Posts: 802; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Samsung again flooding the market. Imagine a Pro name in the budget J series... Seriously?

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