Almost a year after the China launch, Samsung has finally announced the Galaxy J3 Pro for the Indian market. The Galaxy J3 Pro is priced at Rs 7,990 and will be available on Flipkart in Gold, black and white. Unlike the Chinese variant that’s powered by Snapdragon 410, the Indian Galaxy J3 Pro comes powered by a quad-core Spreadtrum processor clocked at 1.5GHz.

The Galaxy J3 Pro sports an attractive metal-finished polycarbonate build stepping up from the existing J3’s pale look. It comes equipped with a 5-inch Super AMOLED HD display on the front and the Spreadtrum processor is mated to a 2 GB RAM. The internal storage is limited to 16 GB, however, it can be further expanded up to 128 GB via a MicroSD card slot. Underneath, it runs on a 2600 mAh battery and comes pre-installed with Android 5.1 (yes, the three-year-old OS) layered by Samsung’s own TouchWiz UI.

On the camera front, it sports an 8MP rear f/2.2 aperture lens supported by a 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. The Samsung J3 Pro also offers the S-Bike mode along with the Ultra Data Saving feature.

Samsung Galaxy J3 Pro Specifications

  • 5-inch HD sAMOLED Display
  • Quad-Core Spreadtrum 1.5GHz processor with 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal memory expandable up to 128GB
  • Metal finish, Dual SIM
  • 8-Megapixel Primary sensor with LED flash and 5-Megapixel Secondary Sensor
  • 2600mAh battery
  • 4G VoLTE, NFC, Bluetooth v4.1 and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

At the given price point the Galaxy J3 Pro goes at loggerheads with other budget contenders including Redmi 4 and Redmi 4A. The absence of Fingerprint sensor and the dated Android 5.1 is kind of a deal breaker on the Galaxy J3 Pro.

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