Around a year ago, when Samsung’s profits and sales where plummeting, the company stated that it would cut down on the number of devices it released, especially in the entry-level market where the company was constantly releasing new models with meaningless improvements.
One year on, it appears as though the company hasn’t really changed much when it comes to the number of devices it releases. The only significant difference is the naming scheme it uses for its devices, which is now a lot more organized. The Galaxy J series is now reserved for entry-level devices, the Galaxy A is for mid-range ones and the Galaxy S and Note lines are for high-end devices. Now, the company is back with yet another entry-level device, this time the Samsung Galaxy J3⑥ – Before you ask, yes, the circled 6 is actually part of the name.
Design wise, the device doesn’t look that different to the other J series devices. It features the same typical low-end Samsung design, with its signature home button, glossy plastic front and rear panels and metallic frame. The device comes in three colours: Gold, Black and White. It is 7.9mm thick and weighs in at 138g.
The Galaxy J3⑥ features a 5-inch AMOLED Display with a 720x1080p resolution and a pixel density of 294ppi. The fact that the device features an AMOLED screen is a sign that Samsung is pulling out all stops in its fight against chinese manufacturers. Samsung Pay and fingerprint sensors are also expected to be incorporated in low-end devices starting next year.
On the inside, an unspecified quad-core processor is featured, which is clocked at 1.2GHz and coupled with 1.5GB of storage. Unfortunately, the device only features 8GB of internal storage, which would likely mean roughly 4GB are available to the users, though this is expandable via microSD. Other features include Bluetooth, NFC, 4G LTE and a 2600mAh battery.
Camera wise, an 8MP sensor is featured on the rear alongside an LED flash. On the front, a generous 5MP selfie sensor is featured.
Finally, the Samsung Galaxy J3⑥ comes running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, along with Samsung’s TouchWiz overlay on top. For now, it appears as though the device is an exclusive to China’s China Telecom, though Samsung could make it available in other markets in the near future. Price wise, nothing has been confirmed yet, though it will most likely go against low-end devices from Motorola and Xiaomi.
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