South Korean tech firm, Samsung, is set to release a new member in its J-series of smartphones, called the Samsung Galaxy J3 Pro.
The new device has been spotted on Chinese certification site, TENAA, with the model name SM-J3119.
The smartphone is expected to be an upgraded version of the 2016 Samsung Galaxy J3, which was launched in India in April this year. The Galaxy J3 was aimed at bikers as it sports a special bikemode for a distraction free ride. There are reports the smartphone is the 2017 version of the Galaxy J3 or could be renamed as J4 later on.
Samsung Galaxy J3 Pro – Specs and features
The Samsung Galaxy J3 Pro is seen to sport a metallic body design as seen in images released. However it comes with a removable cover, suggesting that it might actually have a plastic body which has been coated with metal.
The device comes in a 5-inch screen display with a resolution of 1920×1080, measures 142.23×71.3×8mm and weighs 138g. It runs on Android 5.1.1 with TouchWiz UI overlay, and there are hopes that an upgrade to Android 6.0 Marshmallow is in the works.
Talking about engine specs, the Samsung Galaxy J3 Pro will be powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916) 64-bit processor which is further coupled with Adreno 306 GPU. There’s 2GB of RAM available to cater for multitasking duties as well.
Camera sensors on the phone include an 8 megapixel primary camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel selfie camera. Alongside these are FM radio, LTE connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 and GPS navigation.
The Samsung Galaxy J3 Pro will come with 16GB of internal space as well, extendable via a microSD slot. The TENAA listing added that a 2600mAH battery will juice up the upcoming device. Although there’s no info at the moment about the pricing of the upcoming device, rumors say it will be unveiled on the 18th of June this year, in gold and gray color options.