Samsung has been hit hard by the Galaxy Note 7 debacle, but the brand appears to be set to launch a mid-range device called the Galaxy J3 (2017). The upcoming handset with model number SM-J327P has now received the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) certification, hinting that its release date is not far off.
The South Korean electronics giant hasn't officially revealed anything about the Galaxy J3 (2017), but its launch is imminent as it has been cleared for release by all major regulators. It was earlier cleared by Chinese telecom equipment certification authority TENAA, and now FCC. It has also been spotted on Zauba, an imports and exports tracking site in India, for testing.
The Galaxy J3 (2017) has been spotted on Geekbench benchmark with model number SM-J327P, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor clocking at 1.4GHz, an Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system and a 2GB RAM.
TENAA, on the hand, suggested that Samsung would release two variants of the Galaxy J3 (2017) -- one with model numbers SM-J3119 for Chinese market and the other with model number SM-J3110 for international markets. It claimed that the device will sport a 5-inch display, a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, a 16GB internal storage and a 2GB RAM.
Interestingly, MobileKaPrice has put the expected price of the Galaxy J3 (2017) at Rs. 8,999, but it is not official. However, the device is expected to be a mid-ranger with a price tag of around Rs.10,000.
It may be mentioned that the Galaxy J3 (2016) was announced in November 2015 and released i the market in January this year. It has a 5-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 720x1,280 pixels (294 ppi pixel density), a Spreadtrum SC8830 processor, an Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system, an 8GB/16GB internal storage (expandable up to 128GB via microSD card), a 2GB RAM, an 8MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, autofocus and LED flash, a 5MP front-snapper, and a 2,600mAh battery.