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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