Samsung’s revamp of one of its budget smartphones released in 2016, the Galaxy J3, recently received FCC certification, revealing some specifications that the 2017 version might feature when it is released sometime this year.
Although the Galaxy J3 is at the other end of the price spectrum compared to Samsung’s premium flagships – the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus – the Galaxy J3 will borrow some of its design cues from its high-end cousins if last year’s model is anything to go by. The 2017 model of the Galaxy J3 is said to feature multiple tweaks and upgrades from its predecessor that was launched in 2016.
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The FCC filing first spotted by Dutch Samsung Blog Galaxy Club describes the renewed version of the Galaxy J3 to feature a 2400mAh battery which is a fairly decent spec for a budget smartphone. Other expected updates that might appear in the 2017 model include a 5-inch display with 1080p resolution (a significant upgrade from the 2016 version which featured a 720p resolution) and an Exynos 7570 CPU core backed by 2GB of RAM. Furthermore, the Galaxy J3 2017 is said to run on Android’s latest 7.0 Nougat operating system.
In terms of the camera specs, the upgraded 2017 is expected to feature a 12MP camera at the rear and a 5MP front snapper. The 12MP primary camera is also an advancement from the previous 8MP main shooter featured on the 2016 Galaxy J3.
The official release date for the Galaxy J3 2017 is still unconfirmed but given that it has recently received the FCC green light and the WiFi certification from the WiFi Alliance (WFA), the release date should not be too far away. The Galaxy J3 2017 is turning out to be a reliable budget smartphone that one can fully anticipate.