Samsung Galaxy J3 2017 spotted on GFXBench before the official Launch

by Teja Chedalla 3

Earlier we have seen this budget friendly handset Galaxy J3 (2017) from Samsung on FCC certification as well as on GeekBench which revealed few specifications of the device with model number SM-J327P. Now GFXBench has come up with few more details butt for a slightly different variant.

The list is for the device with model number SM-J327 and according to it, the handset will be powered by a Snapdragon SoC with four-core at a clocking speed of 1.4GHz. It will also sport a 5-inch HD touchscreen display. Coming to the camera, the device will sport 5MP sensor on the rear, while it will be accompanied with 2MP camera on the front.

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The device will run Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box and expected to come2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard memory. Moreover, the device is expected to be announced on 1st of December but nothing has been said by the officials yet.

Earlier: This year, Samsung has launched the Galaxy J3 2016 and Galaxy J3 Pro smartphones under the affordable Galaxy J series. Last month, we posted about the FCC certification of a new smartphone with the model number SM-J327P. Later the GeekBench listing revealed a couple of key specifications of the device which is expected to be the Galaxy J3 2o17. Now, Evan Blass has posted an image of the Galaxy J3 2017 which almost looks similar to its predecessors, Galaxy J3 2016 and Galaxy J3 Pro. The front camera which is placed on the right side of the earpiece on Galaxy J3 2016 / J3 Pro is now shifted to the other side on the new device.

The new Galaxy J3 2017 also misses the beveled corners which can be spotted on its predecessors. As the date on the device is December 1st, we can expect this device to be launched in the next month itself. The power button is placed on the right edge of the device while the volume rocker is on the left edge. The back and multitasking capacitive buttons sit on the right and left sides of the physical home button. While the fingerprint sensor is introduced in the Galaxy A series with the Galaxy A5 (2016) and Galaxy A7 (2016), we may see the fingerprint sensor in the J series with the Galaxy J5 2017 & J7 2017 devices.

Coming to the specifications part, it runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box with TouchWiz UI laid on top. Under the hood is the 64-bit Snapdragon 430 MSM8937 octa-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz. It comes with Adreno 505 GPU and supports Cat.4 LTE offering upto 150 Mbps download speeds. Just like the Galaxy J3 Pro, the Galaxy J7 2017 also comes with 1.5GB of RAM. Though there is no information about the storage, we can expect the device to include 16GB of internal storage along with a MicroSD card support.

A couple of weeks ago, the Galaxy A7 2017  smartphone with the model number SM-A720F is leaked. It will be the successor to the Galaxy A7 2016 which is a bit overpriced compared to the other smartphones with similar configuration. The new galaxy A7 will be sporting a 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass protection. It will be powered by the Exynos 7870 octa-core processor coupled with Mali T830 GPU. The device packs 3GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, and a MicroSD card slot for storage expansion .

However, the major upgrades can be found in the camera department, it comes with a 16MP camera on the front and back of the device. Even the Galaxy C9 Pro that was launched exclusively in China also came with the similar 16MP +16MP camera setup. With the included fingerprint sensor and NFC, the device will be supporting Samsung Pay mobile payment service. Stay tuned for more updates!

Teja Chedalla

A Mechanical Engineer who loves cricket and is mad for traveling. Here at PhoneRadar, he covers exclusive news around gadgets & technology by digging deep into the Internet. You can connect with him on all the social platforms @T4Teja.

  • Prashanth

    No fingerprint scanner in this one too, while the most basic smartphones are coming up with it!

  • Vishal Giri

    poor features..

  • Vishal Giri

    poor features..