Samsung launches lower end Galaxy J3(6) in China

Samsung launches lower end Galaxy J3(6) in China
After a stint at the FCC, and then at the FCC-equivalent in China, the Samsung Galaxy J3(6) is now official. As expected, it's a lower end smartphone with a hardware sheet that won't excite the specs heads, but might prove a reasonable buy for the wider public.

Speaking of specs, the curiously-named Galaxy J3(6) sports a 5-inch, 720 x 1280 resolution Super AMOLED display, good for a pixel density of 294 ppi, which is pretty decent on the whole. Underneath it, Samsung has nestled an unnamed, quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, along with 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of storage, the latter of which can be expanded through a microSD card. On the back, we're looking at a reasonable, 8-megapixel camera with an LED flash and auto focus, while a generous, 5-megapixel selfie snapper takes the front. Powering the entire show is a 2,600 mAh cell and Android Lollipop with Samsung's latest TouchWiz version on the software side. Highlights such as double-clicking the home button to launch the camera and Ultra power saving mode have trickled down from higher end Samsung devices.

While Samsung's Chinese store lists the 7.9 mm-thick Galaxy J3(6) as available to purchase, we were unable to find any pricing info. If we were to guess, we'd probably imagine something along the lines of $120 equivalent in the local market, which would put the J3(6) right below the already available Galaxy J5 (~$160). Given the FCC certification mentioned before, it is entirely possible that the J3(6) will trickle down to other markets, as well.


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8 Comments

1. carlemillward unregistered

Nice change in design

3. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

I wonder who will take this J3(6) over the cheap LG G2 at such price.

2. yecruzsulla

Posts: 11; Member since: Nov 05, 2015

What a weird name samsung -_-

4. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

And even Xiaomi's Redmi Note 2 Offers Helio X10, 1080p and much better specs at same price tag. *Meh Galaxy*

5. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

It's looking nice though.

6. redmd

Posts: 1939; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Good looking phone. I hope it's much lower priced than J5.

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31102; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

One sweet looking piece of tech. Samsung is killing it right now with its new design language.

8. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

Really digging the different coloured top and bottom bezels, hope the Galaxy S7 features that

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