Samsung is currently the world’s largest smartphone manufacturing giant. Samsung has introduced many series of devices after the launch of the Android OS. One such series by Samsung is the “J” series. Until now Samsung has launched a few devices in the best J series. The successor to the Galaxy J2 device has been announced as “Galaxy J3.” The J series is famous for its lag-free operation. Majority drawbacks in the budget smartphones have been cleared in the J series. Here, we will review the Galaxy J3 (2017) device by specifications announced by the company.
Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) device is expected to be launched on February 10th, 2017. The device will arrive with Android 6 (Marshmallow) out of the box. It is yet not confirmed whether the device will get Android 7 (Nougat) updated. It will be a dual SIM device which will support only GSM SIM cards. The networks supported are 4G (Indian bands), 3G and 2G. The device lacks a fingerprint sensor. It would have been much better and helpful if the company had provided a fingerprint sensor. However, there are numerous other common features which are nowadays common for a smartphone.
Design and Display
The device will have a sporting 5-inch display with HD (720 x 1280 pixels) resolution. The pixel density of the display is 294ppi which means brighter picture as compared to other devices in the same segment. The display will be an IPS LCD type with capacitive touch support, and the device will support 10-point multi-touch. It will be available inmuch known black color variant only. Until now the exact dimensions and weight of the device are not disclosed. However, the market experts imagine it as a moderate device just like other smartphones in the arena provided by this market leader in the field of smartphones.
Performance and Storage
The device is based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 MSM8937. It is an octa-core processor that can help one access the communication at a much higher speed. The processor is also with Cortex A53 chip clocked at 1.4GHz. The processor has a 64bit architecture, and hence data processing becomes faster. The Graphics Division on this device will be handled by Adreno 505 GPU with which high-endAndroid games can be operated easily and without any lag. The device is backed by 2GB RAM which is enough for faster multi-tasking.On-board storage on this device is 8GB, and expandable memory support is up to 32GB. Hence this budget device can be much useful to the users who have a limited utility of other features.
There are two cameras on this device, i.e. front camera, and rear camera. The rear camera is 8MP with autofocus. The rear camera is supported by dual tone LED flash for capturing bright images in the low-light mode. The images captured by therear camera are in the resolution 3264 x 2448 pixels. Images can be captured in HDR mode and continuous shooting mode. The camera features include digital zoom, auto flash, touch to focus and face detection. The front camera is 5MP, and front flash is not provided. When talking about the Samsung cameras, one can never forget about clarity and brightness of the images captured in them. The battery rating on this device 2600mAh which can last for a day. The battery is the Li-ion type, and it can be replaced by the user.
The device will support 4G(Indian bands), 3G and 2G. For Sim 1, 4G supported bands in India are TD-LTE 2300 (band 40) and FD-LTE 1800 (band 3). 3G supported bands are UMTS 1900/2100/850/900 MHz. 2G supported bands are 1800/1900/850/900 MHz.EDGE, as well as GPRS, connectivity is also available on the device. This beautiful device SIM 2 doesn’t support 3G and 4G, but 2G is supported to have the communication on the internet. Wi-Fi is provided for flawless surfing over the internet. Wi-Fi standards supported are 802.11,b/g/n. The device can act as amobile hotspot for data sharing. Bluetooth v4.2 is provided for fast transfer rates in Bluetooth sharing. For navigation purposes, GPS is provided. Data sharing with desktop and charging can be done by micro USB 2.0 port. The device will support FM radio. It lacks a fingerprint sensor,though, which might have been much more helpful to the users.
Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017)price in India is not announced yet. With the mentioned specifications and features, the experts in the market believe that it will be a budget phone in the kitty of the company, and hence, one can assume that the price may be between 7k-8k and not more than that. The name of the brand is much enough for the phone to win the trust of the users in the market across the globe.