Samsung Galaxy J3 2017, Galaxy J5 2017 and Galaxy J7 2017 Cleared by Wi-Fi Alliance, No Android 7.0 Nougat

Samsung Galaxy J3 Pro 2017

The Wi-Fi Alliance has certified a series of phones that are believed to be the Samsung Galaxy J 2017 models ranging from the Galaxy J3 2017 to the Galaxy J7 2017.

Where Samsung Galaxy J3 2017 has appeared with model numbers SM-J327VPP, SM-J327R7, SM-J327R6, SM-J327V, SM-J327VL, SM-J327R4, and SM-J327P, the middle-of-the-pack model, which is the Galaxy J5 2017, has been confirmed with model numbers SM-J530K, SM-J530S, and SM-J530L. The latest listing has only one variant of the supposed Samsung Galaxy J7 2017, which carries model number SM-J727S.

An interesting development about the alleged Samsung Galaxy J3 2017, Galaxy J5 2017 and Galaxy J7 2017 is that while some variants have been certified with Android 7.0 Nougat, some have been confirmed with the older Android 6.0 Marshmallow. For instance, where all certified Galaxy J5 2017 models have Marshmallow, the Galaxy J3 2017 and J7 2017 have the new Android 7.0 Nougat running the show.

According to reports, the certified Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 variants will be meant for the local South Korean market, but it remains to be unclear why the company would choose to unveil the phones with Android Marshmallow and use the newer version on the other Galaxy J 2017 series phones. The new J5 2017 variants join another model that had appeared on the same platform last month with model number SM-J530FM, which suggested that it’s an international variant. Like its counterparts, this global variant had Android Marshmallow running the show.

Galaxy J3 2017

Even though the Wi-Fi Alliance certification could suggest that the Galaxy J 2017 series is about to be unveiled, we cannot confirm this aspect at all. In fact, details of the Galaxy J3 2017, Galaxy J5 2017 and the larger Galaxy J7 2017 are quite scarce, with the latest listing being the only major details we’ve had so far. However, it won’t be long before we get our hands on the same. Keep following.

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