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Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) gets FCC certification

A new Galaxy-branded smartphone bearing the model number SM-J327P, believed to be the Galaxy J3 (2017), has just been spotted at the FCC.
October 25, 2016
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Samsung seems all set to introduce yet another member to its family of mid-range handsets soon. A new Galaxy-branded smartphone bearing the model number A3LSMJ327P, believed to be the Galaxy J3 (2017), has just passed through the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

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While Samsung remains mum on the upcoming handset, the Galaxy J3 (2017) edition is likely to launch anytime soon as its FCC certification indicates the device has been cleared by all major U.S. regulators.

Prior to the FCC clearance, the phone made a quick stop at benchmarking website Geekbench and earlier passed the TENAA equipment certification authority in China. India’s imports and exports tracking site Zauba also recently cleared the phone for testing.

Although there’s no word yet about the handset’s key specs, rumor has it that the Galaxy J3 (2017) will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor clocked at 1.4 GHz and run Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

TENAA’s listing also suggests the phone would come in two versions: the SM-J3119 for the Chinese market and SM-J3110 for international markets. Furthermore, it states that the device will sport a 5-inch display and pack 16 GB internal storage and 2 GB of RAM.

The device is also said to boast an 8 MP rear shooter and a 5 MP front camera. The phone will reportedly be juiced by a 2,600 mAh battery. The pricing for the smartphone remains unclear as well, though rumors suggest it could be in the ballpark of Rs. 10,000 (~$150).

Would you consider the Galaxy J3 (2017) once it rolls out? Share your thoughts in the comments.