Samsung Galaxy J3 2017 has been in the rumor mills for quite some time. The phone has even been baptized Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge, with speculators adding that the latter name will be specific to Sprint and Virgin Mobile carriers.
Initially, Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge was supposed to be launched on January 6, 2017. However, this did not materialize as Samsung had not confirmed any of the stories behind it. Now, a new report coming from Wi-Fi Alliance shows that there is a Samsung Galaxy J3 2017 phone with model number SM-J327A that has passed Wi-Fi tests in readiness for launch.
While there is not much that the certification document gives out in terms of the specs and features to expect on this Galaxy J3 2017 handset, it gives out the software version that will installed on the phone out of the box. As it is, Wi-Fi-certified Samsung Galaxy J3 2017 will be coming in with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. This is interesting, especially since the previously-rumored Galaxy J3 Emerge was to debut with Android Marshmallow out of the box. With Samsung yet to refresh the Galaxy J series this year, it is possible that the other phones – Galaxy J5 2017 and Galaxy J7 2017 – will debut with Android Nougat out of the box as well.
Looking at previous model numbers of Sammy devices with respect to U.S. carriers implies that the model of Samsung Galaxy J3 2017 in question is destined for AT&T. In terms of specs, the phone will feature a 5-inch Super AMOLED screen with HD resolution. Under the hood, Samsung’s entry-level phone will ship with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor paired with a RAM of 2GB and an Adreno 505 GPU. The back panel has an 8MP snapper.
There is still no word on when Samsung will be refreshing the Galaxy J series with 2017 units, but now that we have a supposed Samsung Galaxy J3 2017 past the Wi-Fi Alliance stage, it shouldn’t be too long before the phones are launched.