The last time we had the unannounced Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) in the headlines was last month in October, when the smartphone in question was certified by Bluetooth Special Interest Group (Bluetooth SIG) after it made a guest appearance in the Geekbench database a week prior. Today the Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) makes another comeback, as mobile reported @evleaks recently shared a render (above) on Twitter depicting the device's frontal design.
Mr. Evan Blass, also known by the Twitter handle @evleaks, notes that the shared render depicts the Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) carrying model number "SM-J327P", which shouldn't be confused with model number "SM-J3119" belonging to the Samsung Galaxy J3 Pro that has already been introduced earlier this year. This means that the handset seen in the render at hand is virtually the same as the one spotted on Zauba, Geekbench, and Bluetooth SIG throughout the past couple of months. As far as the smartphone's design is concerned, there's really not much to be said or write home about. Judging by the front panel alone, the Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) follows the company's usual design formula for mid-range smartphones, including the staple physical home button flanked by two capacitive keys. The source hasn't revealed any other details regarding the smartphone's hardware specs or its whereabouts, but seeing how the Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) keeps popping up on radars, it should be getting closer to market debut, at least in theory. In any case, looking back at recent history, it's possible that the Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) will be officially unveiled by the end of November, ahead of a market launch in January 2017. That is, assuming that the Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) will follow the same launch schedule as its predecessor, which was released earlier this year in January.
As far as hardware specifications are concerned, previous leaks have hinted at a 5-inch AMOLED display, a Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430 System-on-Chip (SoC) featuring 8 Cortex-A53 cores operating at frequencies of up to 1.4 GHz per core, along with an Adreno 505 graphics chip, and 1.5 GB or 2 GB of RAM. In regards to software, the terminal will likely rely on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow supplemented by Samsung's proprietary user interface.