Samsung announces Galaxy J3 Pro smartphone in China


Samsung has officially announced its latest Samsung Galaxy J3 Pro smartphone in China via the official website today. The phone will be available for CYN 990 or USD 150 (approximately Rs. 10,000), and will be available for purchase through China Telecom. No launch date for the phone has been announced yet.

Leaked images of the Galaxy J3 Pro have been making appearances since May and was finally launched today in China, days after it received clearance from China’s equipment certification body, TENAA. A lower-end variant, the Galaxy J3 was launched in the US through Verizon in May, while a Chinese variant was released earlier in January of 2016. The Galaxy J3 (2016) or J3 (6) as the China variant is named, comes with 5-megapixel and 2 -megapixel cameras, and 8GB of storage.

The Galaxy J3 Pro will feature a 5-inch HD SuperAMOLED display, and run Android v5.1 Lollipop OS that will be upgradeable to Marshmallow, a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor, a 1.5GB DDR3 RAM, 16GB of storage that is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card, and a 2,650mAh battery, in addition to an 8-megapixel primary camera with an F2.2 aperture, and a 5-megapixel secondary camera. The phone has dual SIM option and 4G LTE support.

The Galaxy J3 Pro will be available in Gold and Gray colors.

Other Samsung devices that have piqued users’ interest are the Galaxy C5 and Galaxy C7 of the new C series. The mid-range smartphones that were unveiled in May have gained attention with their all-metal bodies, 4GB of RAM, 32GB and 64GB storage options, and 2,500 and 3,300mAh battery options in different variants. The two are currently available in China and a global release for these smartphones is expected soon.