the heels of the J2 (announced just a month ago), the Samsung Galaxy J3 has
already passed the Geekbench test. The phone offers a great deal of upgrades
over the affordable Super AMOLED-packing Galaxy J2.
The screen goes up to 5" 720p, though
software measurements of the diagonal are inaccurate and this may still be a
4.7" screen. The resolution is a definite upgrade though, coming from 540
x 960px. Then the chipset – a Snapdragon 410 with a faster 64-bit Cortex-A53
processor. RAM and storage stay at 1GB and 8GB respectively.
The camera on the Galaxy J3 should be much
better, perhaps the biggest update over the original. An 8MP camera with 1080p
video capture, plus a 5MP/1080p selfie camera.
The Galaxy J series had an entry level device
(J1 then J2) and a high-end device (J7), but no mid-range. The Samsung Galaxy
J3 could be just what the J lineup needs to fill that hole.