Weeks after seeding the Android Oreo package to the Galaxy J5 (2017), Samsung is now giving finishing touches to a similar update to the much cheaper Galaxy J3 (2017) which was announced over a year ago.
All variants of the Galaxy J3 (2017) have now been certified with Wi-Fi Alliance and has revealed that the device being tested ran on Android 8.0 Oreo. Considering the update is already underway for users in Europe, UAE and now the US, it’s very likely that the same will be rolled out to Indian users since the Wi-Fi Alliance list also includes unlocked variants of the Galaxy J3 (2017).
In case you missed, the Galaxy J3 (2017) was launched alongside the Galaxy J5 (2017) and Galaxy J7 (2017) back in June last year and features a 5-inch HD display with 720 x 1280 pixel resolution. It is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos 7570 processor coupled with 2 GB RAM. The Galaxy J3 (2017) has a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front camera with a f/2.2 aperture for photography.
The J3 (2017) came running with Android 7.0 Nougat operating system, 16 GB of internal storage with expandable memory of 256GB via microSD card and a removable 2400 mAh battery. For connectivity, the device comes with 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and Micro-USB port. The smartphone has Gyrometer, Accelerometer, Magnetic and Proximity sensors. The handset measures 140.9 x 70.1 x 8.7 mm and weighs 147 grams.