Last week, a new variant of Galaxy J3 received the certification from TENAA, a regulatory agency in China. Now, the official renders of the smartphone have been leaked showing the device in full glory. It is likely to go official on June 18 and here's what we know about the device so far.
To arrive with a metal build
The Galaxy J3 (2017) that got the TENAA certification sports a metal build and not a polycarbonate body as in the previous model. But, the leaked images show a removable rear cover and no antenna lines that point to the polycarbonate casing.
2 versions in the pipeline?
It appears like there will be two variants of the smartphone both with 5-inch displays. The one with the model number SM-J3110 features a HD 720p AMOLED display and the other comes with a FHD 1080p AMOLED display.
Hardware sounds mediocre
When it comes to the hardware, the Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) was revealed to employ a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and a little more RAM than the Galaxy J3 (2016), perhaps 2 GB. A 2,600 mAh battery is expected to keep the wheel spinning.
A better camera might be there
The new Galaxy J3 is leaked to feature a camera combination of 8 MP at the back and 5 MP at the front. The earlier generation had 5 MP and 2 MP camera units making this one a bit better.
Instead of Android 6.0 Marshmallow that is present in the low-end phones, this one from Samsung has been leaked with the dated Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS pre-installed in it.