Samsung has a number of budget phones in the market and the Galaxy J series is up there on this list with the likes of Galaxy A and Galaxy C series.
As things look like, the tech giant seems to be ready to refresh the Galaxy J series, at least according to renowned leaker Evan Blass. According to the tipster, Samsung Galaxy J3 2017 has already been confirmed. Blass shared an image of the supposed phone with model number SM-J327P.
The new Samsung Galaxy J3 2017 will come to take the place of this year’s Galaxy J3, which was also launched towards the end of last year, precisely, November 2015. This is just about the right time that a new Galaxy J3 should be launched and looking at Blass’ record in the business, we should be seeing this handset really soon.
The leaked image of Samsung Galaxy J3 2017 looks very similar to the current Galaxy J3, suggesting that the main changes could occur on the inside. In an earlier report about the phone that surfaced through Geekbench benchmarking site, it was claimed that the 2017 Galaxy J3 will feature a powerful octa-core Snapdragon processor that is clocked at 1.4GHz and paired with a decent RAM of 2GB, an upgrade from the Spreadtrum processor and 1.5GB RAM used on the 2016 model. As expected, the midrange handset will come powered by Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box alongside the company’s TouchWiz UI.
On a Zauba listing, the phone was deemed to have entered India at a cost of Rs. 6,800, translating to about $100, however, this is the price for a test unit. Considering that the Galaxy J3 2016 launched at about $130, Samsung Galaxy J3 2017 could also be priced around the same region.
The 2016 model comes with a 5-inch 720p Super AMOLED display, which should be retained for the 2017 model. Other features such as 16GB internal storage and microSD card support should also not miss.