Samsung now testing the Galaxy J3 (2017), entry-level Android phone coming soon
The smartphone was certified in China back in May and some of the phone's renders emerged in the following month. However, the Galaxy J3 (2017) is still MIA, at least for consumers.
The good news for those waiting for another cheap Samsung smartphone is the Galaxy J3 (2017) is now being tested and should probably go official in the next couple of weeks. Also known as Samsung SM-J327P, the smartphone has been recently listed at Zauba, the Indian company that handles imports and exports in the country.
According to the listing, the Galaxy J3 (2017) is valued at Rs 6,843 (about $100), but we doubt this will be the phone's price tag when it goes on sale. Another intersting piece of information we've learned from the listing is the fact that the device sports a 5-inch display. Although, there's no mention of resolution, we already know the phone will feature a HD (720p) screen as per China's TENAA regulatory agency.
Also, Samsung's upcoming entry-level smartphone is said to pack a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, along with 2GB of RAM and possibly 8GB of internal memory. There should be an 8-megapixel camera on the back, as well as a secondary 5-megapixel selfie snapper.
The smartphone was listed at TENAA with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop pre-installed, but let's hope Samsung will include a slightly newer version (Marshmallow?).
The Galaxy J3 (2017) will come in two variations: one with FHD (1080p) display and a second version with HD (720p) screen. The latter is likely to be launched in emerging markets, while the rest of the world will probably get the better geared version.