Samsung Galaxy J3 2017 Release Date, News & Update: Approved & Certified By FCC; Details On Phone Specs

By Jason Glenn , Updated Oct 26, 2016 02:51 PM EDT

The Samsung Galaxy J3 2017 edition has just passed the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) standards. The upcoming handset's FCC certification indicates that the device has been cleared by all the major U.S. regulators.

Although the FCC did not release any further details, the Samsung Galaxy J3 2017 bears the FCC sticker placed inside the battery compartment. The FCC is the last stop of quality assurance before the Samsung J3 2017 edition will be launched.

The mid-range device has a model number of SM-J327P and was earlier cleared by Chinese telecom equipment certification authority TENAA. In the TENAA's listing the Samsung Galaxy J3 2017 edition would come in two versions.

According to Android Authority, the two versions of the Samsung J3 2017 edition would be the SM-J3119 for the Chinese market and the SM-J3110 for the international markets. The smartphone is reported to be juiced by a 2,600 mAh battery.

Futhermore, the Samsung J3 2017 edition will have a 5-inch Super AMOLED display with a 720x1280 resolution. The device is also packed with 16GB internal storage and 2GB of RAM.

As for the specs, the Samsung J3-2017 edition is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 430 SoC with 2GB RAM. The smartphone also runs an Android Marshmallow version 6.0.1 operating system. The Samsung J3 2017 edition is also sporting an 8 megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, autofocus and LED flash with a 5 megapixel front camera.

The Samsung Galaxy J3- 2017 edition release date and price remains unclear. It was originally announced last November 2015 that it will be released January this year. The budget smartphone is expected to be at a range of $150 to $200 in terms of price, although it could still vary depending on the country.

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