Samsung has been pushing its ‘J’ series quite a lot recently with newer and improved models launching in every price segment. They recently unveiled the updated variants of J5 and J7 that have been received well overall. However, today the Korean company has announced a much powerful and capable upgrade for the entry-level J3 handset, the Galaxy J3 Pro.


The J3 Pro sports an attractive metal-finished polycarbonate build stepping up from the existing J3’s pale look. It flaunts a 5-inch Super AMOLED HD display on the front and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 410 64-bit Quad Core processor clocked at 1.2Ghz along with 2GB of RAM and Adreno 306 GPU for graphics. The internal storage is limited to 16GB, however, it can be expanded up to 128GB via a MicroSD card slot. Underneath, it runs on a 2650mAh battery and comes pre-installed with Android 5.1 layered by Samsung’s own TouchWiz UI.


On the camera front, it sports an 8MP rear f/2.2 aperture lens supported by an LED flash. A 5MP front facing lens with the same aperture is also available for selfies. Surprisingly, the phone comes packed with the majority of connectivity features including NFC, 4G LTE, Bluetooth v4.1, Dual SIM expandability, and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. It is currently uncertain whether this phone will offer Samsung’s latest S Bike functionality or not. The J3 Pro is a significant upgrade over the J3 that features a considerable low-end hardware including 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB internal memory, and a Spreadtrum chipset.

The Samsung Galaxy J3 Pro with Gold and Gray options has been as of now, launched through China Telecom at an attractive price tag of 990 Yuan ($150). Global availability is yet to be announced but it would be shocking if they don’t bring this in India soon enough.

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Shubham is based out of Ahmedabad, India and is studying to be a Computer Engineer, while specializing in mobile applications. He loves covering what's new in the smartphone space and aims to make it his primary profession some day.