Samsung is working on the successor of Galaxy J3 and the device is expected to hit the shelves soon. Noted tipster Evan Blass posted picture of Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) on Twitter, suggesting its launch is imminent. Evan’s tweet reads, “Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) [note: this is SM-J327P, not SM-J3119, which is the J3 Pro].” The press render reveals a rectangular smartphone with company’s familiar capsule-like home button at the bottom. The power button can be seen on the right edge, while volume keys are present on the left. The Galaxy J3 (2017) has rounded corners.
Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) was first spotted on Geekbench followed by Indian export-import website Zauba. According to Geekbench, the Galaxy J3 (2017) will be powered by an octa-core Qualcomm processor clocked at 1.4 GHz paired with 2GB RAM. The smartphone is said to run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI skin. Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) is listed on Zauba at Rs 6,800 and suggests the device will make it way to India pretty soon. However, the information on Zauba cannot be completely trusted.
Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) was launched in India in March 2015. The Galaxy J3 was the first Samsung phone to feature S-bike mode, something that the company replicated in its other budget devices later. The Galaxy J3 is a dual-SIM 4G smartphone priced at Rs 8,990. It features a 5-inch HD AMOLED display and is powered by 1.2GHz quad-core processor with 1.5GB RAM. The phone packs 8GB ROM that is expandable up to 128GB via a microSD card. There’s 8MP rear camera and 5MP front camera.
Check out Evan’s tweet here:
Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) [note: this is SM-J327P, not SM-J3119, which is the J3 Pro] pic.twitter.com/MSl4pFo4bi
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) November 18, 2016
Given Samsung’s J-series comprises of budget devices, we could expect the Galaxy J3 (2017) to be launched in this price segment as well. Also, company’s J-series has done well in the past thanks o features like Ultra-Data Saving Mode. Plus, Samsung introduced additional features such as F-Secure and Power Saving with J7 Prime and J5 Prime in India.