Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) Listed On Geekbench With 2GB RAM

An Android device bearing the model number SM-J330F — likely the upcoming Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) — appeared in Geekbench Browser's online database on Friday. The listing of the handset revealed some hardware-related details about the phone, though that information was somewhat different to the specs disclosed by what was said to be an older benchmark listing of the Galaxy J3 (2017). The newly benchmarked smartphone is powered by a quad-core ARM ARMv8 processor clocked at 1.43GHz and 2GB of RAM, the latest listing reveals. Given the specifics of its CPU, the Galaxy J3 (2017) will likely be fueled by the Exynos 7570, Samsung's very own system-on-chip that was featured in the recently announced Galaxy Xcover 4, months after debuting in the Galaxy J5 Prime that hit the market in late 2016.

Finally, the Geekbench listing of the Galaxy J3 (2017) indicates that the smartphone will ship with Android 7.0 Nougat running out of the box. Being an entry-level smartphone, this particular device likely won't be a priority when it comes to updates, so consumers who are considering purchasing it shouldn't expect new major iterations of Google's operating system to be hitting their handset on a regular basis. Regardless, the Galaxy J3 (2017) is expected to offer good value for money as Samsung is looking to diversify its product portfolio with new quality additions even further. While the aforementioned listing doesn't reveal anything about internal storage of the upcoming handset, previous reports suggested that the Galaxy J3 (2017) will ship with 16GB of storage space. Likewise, the device is expected to sport a 5-megapixel front camera and a capable rear shooter, though no details on that front have yet been revealed by any benchmark listings or industry insiders.

The Galaxy J3 (2017) was already certified by the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on several occasions, as the federal agency issued certificates for an unlocked variant of the device and T-Mobile's own edition of the handset. In light of that fact, the new Samsung-made Android phone will almost certainly launch stateside in the coming months, though the Seoul-based consumer electronics manufacturer has yet to officially disclose any details on the matter. More information on the availability and pricing details of the Galaxy J3 (2017) will likely follow soon.

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