Samsung Galaxy J3 unveiled in China

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South Korean smartphone giants, Samsung, have expanded its Galaxy J-series of smartphones with the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy J3 in China.

The Galaxy J3 smartphone had received TENAA and 3C certifications earlier this month, and has now been listed on the company’s China website, although with a slightly different name – Galaxy J3.

The listed model is a China Telecom variant, but a quick comparison reveals that its design and specifications are largely similar to that of the J3 model (SM-J3109) which was cleared earlier this month.

The Samsung Galaxy J3 features a 5 inch HD (720 x 1280 pixels) Super AMOLED display. It is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1.5GB of RAM, which allows for moderate execution of applications. It won’t lag if one doesn’t load it with heavy apps.

The smartphone packs 8GB of inbuilt storage which can be expanded via microSD card up to 128 GB. The smartphone measures 142.3 x 71 x 7.9mm and weighs 138 grams.

It sports an 8 megapixel rear autofocus camera with LED flash. There is also a 5 megapixel front-facing camera on board.

The company listing didn’t say whether the new Galaxy J3 supports 4G LTE bands but that will be made clear when it officially launches.

Apart from 4G, other connectivity options on the phone include 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and Micro-USB. The handset is backed by a 2600mAh battery.

The Galaxy J3 features Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system with the TouchWiz UI on top. It comes with Milk Music app and a Smart Manager tool that provides features including virus scanning and battery monitoring.

The company is also bundling 72 yuan (roughly $11) worth of downloadable games on the handset. Although there is no information on the price of the handset it’s expected to go for $200 (about 40,000 Naira).

The phone’s availability worldwide will also be known when it officially launches.

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