The Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge (2017) edition is a budget friendly smartphone that is about to get launched in different regions with slight variations in its specifications.
The phone was spotted recently in FCC listing and is possibly getting close to a launch date. If you are looking at the Galaxy S8 flagship model or the more powerful A7 (2017) edition, this is definitely not the device to go with. The Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge is expected to be priced below $120. However, it is purely based on the speculation and the actual pricing of the device could drastically vary based on the specifications the company choose to go with.
Samsung is planning to launch a J3 2017 edition while it is rumored to be known as the J3 Emerge in other countries. The leaked specifications claim the phone will sport a compact 5-inch display with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset, there’s 2GB of RAM to keep apps open for a long time combined with 16GB of storage space. All the specifications are geared towards making the smartphone fit its price tag and be an affordable choice for buyers.
On the rear end, the phone will sport a 5 megapixel camera with the ability to capture 720p videos and a very meager 2 megapixel front camera. The model will be powered by a 2,600 mAh battery which should be more than enough given the lower screen resolution and the processor used in the model. The phone will run on an older version of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system and it may not see the likes of Nougat due to the hardware used in it.
While leakes are plenty, there is still no word on Samsung Galaxy J3 Emerge 2017 edition’s release date and pricing. The Mobile World Congress event is scheduled to take place by the end of February where Samsung has planned to launched a couple of devices including a new tablet, hybrid laptop and possibly smartphones. The J3 may be part of the lineup. It’s going to be a short wait before we can confirm all these details and review the J3 Emerge to see whether it can work as your day to day phone without being laggy.
The Galaxy S8 is the most anticipated launch from the brand but it might be couple of weeks before it is out. Samsung has already grabbed a major share of the Qualcomm 835 chipsets available preventing other manufacturers from using it on their flagship devices.