Finally after the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, Samsung announced that it would be focusing on boosting sales of previous flagships and releasing new smartphones in the low- and mid-range. True to its word, the South Korean company is currently working on the upcoming Galaxy J3 (2017).
The smartphone has recently passed through the US official certification authority, the FCC, and it seems that a Sprint-branded version of the phone has just received Bluetooth certification in the same country.
This means that Samsung is very close to finishing work on this smartphone and announcing it to the market, although it’s still unknown when that will actually happen.
The Sprint variant of the Galaxy J3 (2017) has been spotted on the Bluetooth SIG website and it appears to be carrying the codename SM-J327P. The listing doesn’t reveal any details on the upcoming phone, but the device did appear on benchmarking sites recently, where some of its specs were revealed.
Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) could come with 2GB of RAM and an 8MP camera in the back
The Geekbench listing showed that the smartphone might pack a 5.0-inch display and run on a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor. In addition, it could come with a 2,600mAh battery and feature 2GB of RAM. Rear camera capacity is said to reach 8MP, with a 5MP sensor in the front for snapping pictures and conducting video calls.
The smartphone might also run Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box and might receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update soon.
The Galaxy J3 (2017) will be the successor to last year’s model, which carried a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and had a 5MP camera in the back, with 2MP in the front. The phone featured 1.5GB of RAM and just 16GB of internal memory, with the option to add up to 128GB using a microSD card slot.
It drew power from a 2,600mAh battery and came with a 5-inch Super AMOLED display that supported 720p resolution.