A series of new Samsung smartphones is under works and due for an official release. One of them is the unannounced Samsung Galaxy J3 2017 edition, which was recently shipped to India for testing purposes.
The news of the Galaxy J3 (2017) came to light shortly after two other smartphones – Galaxy J7 (2017) and Galaxy C9 – were recently spotted on the import and export website Zauba. The Galaxy J3 (2017) was also spotted on the same site, suggesting a sooner than a later launch of the budget smartphone in India.
As per the listing, the Galaxy J3 (2017) carries a model number SM-J327V and has a price tag of Rs 6,843. As for the specs, Zauba shows the handset has a 5-inch screen, but other details are not available as of this writing.
Prior to this, the Galaxy J3 (2017) made an unexpected appearance on TENAA, a Chinese certification agency. In that listing, it was revealed that the handset carrying model numbers SM-J3119 (for China only) and SM-J3110 (for international markets) will feature a 5-inch display, a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, 2GB RAM and 16GB expandable storage.
The handset is expected to come with an 8MP primary camera with LED flash and a 5MP front snapper. There will be a 2,600mAh to power up the phone and Android 5.1 Lollipop-based ZUI 2.0 as an interface. These features, if true, are not quite different from the current Galaxy J3, which was released in India in March. But the new handset will support 4G LTE as an upgraded feature.
The exact release date of the Galaxy J3 (2017) is unclear, but it is possible the handset may be launched soon. The Galaxy J7 (2017) and Galaxy C9, both with premium features, are expected to be launched early next year.
Samsung fans trying to upgrade their smartphones have a lot to look forward to in 2017. Stay tuned.