Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) Clears FCC Certification, While The Galaxy J3 (2017) Makes An Appearance On GeekBench Benchmarking Website [VIDEO]
Samsung took the smartphone realm by storm as it finally launched the long-awaited Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ flagships earlier this year, but the South Korean handset maker is in no mood to call it a day as far as bringing out new devices to the market is concerned. Lining with this, latest reports suggest the company is on the verge of announcing the 2017 iteration of its J3 and J5 smartphones.
Both the Samsung Galaxy J3 and the Galaxy J5 (2017) have made an appearance on certification websites, giving smartphone enthusiasts a brief glimpse of the devices' cosmetic appearance, while simultaneously spilling the beans about the upcoming phones' specifications.
The Galaxy J3 (2017) received Wi-Fi certification last month, after which the device was spotted on GeekBench benchmarking website carrying model number SM-J330F. Notably, both the listing alludes to identical specifications that the J3 (2017) model is likely to arrive with.
Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) Specifications
Based on the GeekBench listing (via IndiaToday), it seems safe to say that the upcoming Galaxy smartphone will come with 2GB of RAM and pack Exynos 7570 SoC 1.45 GHz quad-core processor under the hood. It will run on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system. Moreover, the Galaxy J3 (2017) is expected to boast a 5MP main camera and a 2MP front shooter.
The device's Wi-Fi certification, suggests it will support a slew of connectivity options including 2.4GHz single-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n and Wi-Fi Direct. The device is likely to sport a 5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) display. Furthermore, it will offer 16GB of internal storage and support 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and Micro-USB port connectivity option.
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) Passes Through FCC
Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) has received FCC certification, indicating that the device's launch could be around the corner. According to a report from AndroidAuthority, three Samsung devices with model numbers SM-J530GM, SM-530YM/DS, and SM-J530GM/DS have passed through FCC (US Federal Communications Commission). The website claims each device is actually a version of the new J5 as last year's variants carried model numbers starting with SM-J510.
Regrettably, the FCC document does not divulge details about the J5 (2017) model, but it looks like the phone is all set to hit the store shelves in the US. Since the 2016 model of the J5 was launched in April, it is highly likely we'll see this year's J5 launching in May.
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) Specifications
This new variant of the Galaxy J5 smartphone will be fired up by an Exynos 7870 chip. The US version; however, will pack a Snapdragon equivalent. Under the hood, the J5 will pack 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage with microSD card support.
On the photography front, the Galaxy J5 (2017) will sport a 13 MP primary camera and a 5MP front shooter. It will run the older Android v6.0 (Marshmallow) operating system, according to 91Mobiles. Recently surfaced rumors claim the new J5 could run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.
Other details include a 5.2-inch Full HD display with IPS LCD and 424 PPI (pixel per inch) and a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. It will be backed by a 3500 mAh non-removable battery. Samsung's lips are sealed regarding the device's price and release date at the moment. Stay tuned in here for latest news and updates about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy J3 and the Galaxy J5 smartphones.