Oct 28, 2016 04:10 PM EDT
Galaxy J3 (2017) Release, Specs: Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) Gets FCC Certification; Slated Release Rumored In April 2017 [VIDEO]
Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017), carrying the model number SM-J327P, has recently obtained a certification from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), indicating that the device has been cleared by all the major U.S. regulators.
According to Guide, the FCC did not release much information about the phone other than the FCC label, and the placement of it on the unit's battery compartment. As the FCC serves as the last stop of quality assurance, it could be hinted that the latest iteration on its "J" series should arrive soon.
Before passing through the FCC clearance, Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) was previously spotted at benchmarking website Geekbench and passed the TENAA equipments certification in China, Android Authority learned. Aside from that, India's imports and exports tracking site, Zauba, also recently cleared the phone for testing.
In the TENAA's listing, the Samsung Galaxy J3 2017 edition would come in two versions: the SM-J3119 for the Chinese market and SM-J3110 for international markets.
In addition, the Sprint variant of the Galaxy J3 (2017) has been spotted on the Bluetooth SIG website, implying that the handset has just received Bluetooth certification.
As for its internal chassis, the Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) is expected to come with a 5-inch display with the processing handled by a Qualcomm's Snapdragon 430 processor clocked at 1.4Ghz and supported by 2GB of RAM, along with 16GB of expandable native storage. The unit will also be keeping its Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 720 x 1,280 pixels.
The Samsung J3 (2017) is also sporting an 8-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, autofocus and LED flash with a 5-megapixel front camera for snapping pictures and conducting video calls.
The handset is also equipped with a 2,600 mAh battery, and ships with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow pre-installed out of the box, which could be upgraded to Android 7.0 Nougat update in the future.
Since Samsung recently started to focus on boosting sales of previous flagships by releasing new smartphones in the low- and mid-range, Samsung Galaxy J3 is expected to arrive in a price tag of $150 to $200 and is rumored to be released in April 2017.
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