Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) May Be Announced on December 1: Everything We Know So Far

    Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) successor, the Galaxy J3 (2017) could be launched on December 1.

    By Prajith

    Samsung's Galaxy J3 (2017) has been doing rounds on the internet for a while now. It was recently spotted paying a visit to FCC (Federal Communications Commission) certification and has also been cleared by TENAA, a Chinese telecom equipment certification authority indicating that the launch is forthcoming.

    Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) May Be Announced on December 1

    The Galaxy J3 (2016) was announced in November last year and was made available to the masses in January 2016. Now that November is about to end, we can expect the company to launch the smartphone by the end of December. But when exactly in December, you ask?

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    Well, as per the rumours, it could be announced as early as December 1. Evan Blass (@evleaks), one of the most famous and reliable tipster took it to Twitter to share a press render of the handset.

    Here's what we know so far about the device based on benchmark listings and other rumours.

    Similar design but more rounded corners

    The refreshed version of the Samsung Galaxy J3 smartphone will carry the same design as its predecessor but, based on the leaked images, the corners will be more rounded.

    A 5-inch display in two different resolutions

    According to the benchmark listings the smartphone is speculated to feature a 5-inch display. As far as the resolution is concerned, the smartphone is rumoured to feature either a HD (720x1280 pixels) or a Full HD (1080x1920 pixels) display. In fact, it's highly likely that it will be launched in two variants.

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    Snapdragon 430 chipset under-the-hood

    Snapdragon 430 chipset under-the-hood

    The device will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset along with 2GB of RAM which is pretty decent for an entry-level smartphone.

    It is expected to run Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box, possibly with a layer of Samsung custom UI atop.

    8MP rear camera

    The imaging department is rumoured to be taken care of by an 8MP camera. There's no word on the front facing camera, though.


    The device is rumoured to be backed by a 2,600mAh battery. There are no other details available as of now. But, we will keep you posted as soon as something solid surfaces online.

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