It's just a few months since the 2016 version of the Galaxy J3 was released, but Samsung appears to have started working on a 2017 version of the device. The Galaxy J3 (2017) has been spotted on Chinese telecom equipment certification authority TENAA.
Two versions of a Samsung device with model number SM-J3119 (perhaps China Telecom version) and SM-J3110 (international version) have been spotted on TENAA by Romanian website Mobilissimo (via GSMArena). The device is believed to be 2017 version of the Galaxy J3 and could be released in the fourth quarter.
Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) is spotted with a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED screen with the China Telecom version having 1080 pixels, and 720 pixels for the international version. Both the variants share other specifications like a quad-core processor clocking at 1.2GHz, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage with microSD card slot, and Android 5.1 Lollipop, 8MP main camera, 5MP front-snapper and a 2,600mAh battery.
It may be recalled that the South Korean electronics giant released the Galaxy J3 (2016) in China in November, 2015, before Sprint, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile brought it to the United States in January this year. It sports a 5-inch Super AMOLED display with 1,280x720 pixels (294 ppi pixel density), measures 142.3x71x7.9 mm in dimension and weighs 138g.
Under the hood, it has a quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box, 8GB/16GB internal memory (expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card), 1.5GB RAM, 8MP main camera with f/2.2 aperture, autofocus and LED flash, 5MP front-snapper and a 2,600mAh non removable battery.